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The Carringtons are back, and the drama looks juicier than ever.
Ahead of the premiere of The CW’s Dynasty remake, People Now caught up with actress Liz Gillies, who plays Fallon Carrington in the revival of the ’80s classic primetime soap opera chronicling the ongoing feud between two wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys.
“We had to make a lot of changes, because if you go back and watch the original Dynasty, »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Catherine Pearson Oct 11, 2017
With the remake of the 1980s soap opera arriving today, what better time to take a nostalgia-filled lookback at Dynasty?
Cast your mind back, if you can, to the year of 1981. Bucks Fizz, Adam and the Ants and Soft Cell were storming the charts, Only Fools And Horses aired its first series on BBC One and Gregory’s Girl was playing in a cinema near you. Meanwhile, stateside, ABC had cooked up a suitably glamorous and scandalous competitor to Dallas, the CBS drama packed full of Stetsons and suspense. The world may have recently discovered who shot J.R., but there was still plenty of room for the Carringtons.
Enter Dynasty, a show based around the business and family of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) whose recent marriage to his former secretary Krystle (Linda Evans) was making waves within the family mansion. With the Colby family »
“Ya had a lotta guts, lady… a lotta guts.”
The Poseidon Adventure screens at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, April 12th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. The film will be introduced by Harry Hamm, movie reviewer for Kmox. Admission is only $5
The Poseidon Adventure is the breathtaking story of a cruise ship capsized by a tidal wave, the result of an undersea earthquake. At the time of the disaster, many of the ship’s passengers are celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Grand Ballroom of the ocean liner. The film then details the trials of ten survivors as they desperately make their way to the ship’s hull, which is now their only hope for escape, something they must do before the ship sinks to the ocean floor. Along the way, »
- Tom Stockman
How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on Hln tonight investigates one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, D.C. — the arrest and subsequent mysterious death of the infamous “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Author and actor Hill’s riveting docuseries explores crime and tragic events that have an air of suspicion or mystery. Tonight’s one-hour episode, titled DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much, will investigate the revelation that top lawmakers and government officials were among the customers of Palfrey’s escort service Pamela Martin & Associates. Not only was “the list” of clients all the talk, it was the suspicious death...read more »
- April Neale
Gillies will star as Fallon Carrington, one of the central characters in the pilot, which is a modernized reboot of the original ’80s primetime soap.
“Dynasty” follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this Wasp family and America’s most powerful class.
In the original series, Fallon Carrington was played by Pamela Sue Martin and Emma Samms, who was re-cast in the role. Fallon is the daughter of Blake Carrington, who was played by John Forsythe on the ’80s primetime soap.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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