Dynasty (1981–1989)

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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Blake Carrington (217 episodes, 1981-1989)
 Krystle Carrington / ... (209 episodes, 1981-1989)
 Alexis Carrington Colby / ... (204 episodes, 1981-1989)
 Adam Carrington (182 episodes, 1982-1989)
 Jeff Colby (168 episodes, 1981-1989)
 Dex Dexter (151 episodes, 1983-1989)
 Steven Carrington (149 episodes, 1982-1988)
 Sammy Jo Dean Carrington / ... (127 episodes, 1981-1989)
 Claudia Blaisdel / ... (119 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Fallon Carrington Colby / ... (88 episodes, 1981-1985)


The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis. Most of the show features the conflict between 2 large corporations, Blake's Denver Carrington and Alexis' ColbyCo. Written by Phil Fernando

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Synopsis Greed. Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. Dynasty has it all and more!




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Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinastía  »

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Lee Bergere was fired from this show for simply asking for more screen time for his character. 'Catherine Oxenberg' was fired because of a contract dispute. See more »


Dominique Deveraux: Alexis, I didn't thank you for your present.
Dominique Deveraux: [she slaps Alexis]
Alexis: [rubbing her newly slapped cheek] It is he you should slap, my dear... not I.
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Referenced in Mama's Family: Mama and Dr. Brothers (1986) See more »


Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
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Vastly underrated first season best of all.
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When it was in production, I only began to watch Dynasty in the middle of the second season, the night of the big pillow fight, and I was hooked. VCR's were only a week away at that time and there was nothing like this sort of availability. Anyway, I later viewed the first season on FX in the mid 90's (I think) and wasn't very impressed with it at first, but I was taping them and decided to go back and see the occasional episode. May I say the first season not only grew on me, but it was its very best. No outlandish plots, both rich and "getting-by" classes were depicted as actual human beings. No suspension of disbelief, this was a very credible drama, only to later become a very INcredible circus! I was very well addicted to this circus, and it was very amusing and there were a lot of great lines, etc., not to mention the actors and actresses. I didn't like it when we were pummeled by the cast revolving door, so to speak, and upon Pamela Sue Martin's departure, I didn't think I was going to watch it anymore, but I thought, "what the hay! I didn't have anything special to do on Wednesday nights, anyway, so.....".

Very happy to hear there will be interviews with my two favorite Dynasty-ites, Pamela Sue Martin and Al Corley.

Fallon and Steven aren't number 1 and number 2 favorites, more like 1-A and 1-B Can't wait to get this - the digital transfer ought to be a stunner - I'm sure my two-year-old videos from SoapNet are fading just a little. Did I mention I taped all of these in slow speed?

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