Dallas was the first to come along, and Larry Hagman was able to create a special type of evil personality that people “loved to hate.” A lot of night-time soaps started appearing after Dallas. It was the only one I watched, although I am currently watching Dynasty for the first time and am on season three. I’m curious, did every soap at that time period try to include a J.R.-type character? I have noticed that all shows that follow the popularity of another show always tries to incorporate as many of the popular aspects as possible. I always heard that Alexis was the equivalent in Dynasty, although I’m not seeing it so far. What about Falcon Crest, Knots, and the others?