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

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Al Corley, who took the controversial role of Steven Carrington in order to exploit the social impact of playing the first openly gay main character in a prime-time series, quit when the show's producers caved into network demands that Steven Carrington be cured of his homosexuality. Jack Coleman was hired to replace Corley and in order to explain away the change in actors, a storyline was written where Steven was in an oil rig explosion that required extensive plastic surgery to fix, resulting in Steven being given a brand new face as a result of numerous surgeries to rebuild his face. See more »

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D.A. Jake Dunham: Where did you meet?
Stephen: We were at a party.
D.A. Jake Dunham: What kind of a party?
Stephen: I - I don't understand the question.
D.A. Jake Dunham: Well, was it a gay party? Gay, not as in happy, but as in homosexual.
[Everyone laughs uproariously]
D.A. Jake Dunham: The intent of the question was not to amuse! The intent was to get a direct answer from the witness!
Stephen: No! It was not a GAY party. It was a reception after an art opening.
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happy memories of the '80s
23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dynasty was a huge favorite of myself and my friends, and I have many memories of discussing the show with them either over the phone as it was happening or the next day. The Carringtons were created to compete with the highly successful Dallas and Ewings of South Fork, but Dynasty was never a copycat show. While Dallas certainly focused on the soap opera elements common to all these programs, J.R.'s sliminess in business was a focal point. Dynasty was about obvious, over the top luxury and family with some camp elements included that made it special. What I loved about Dynasty was that, at least in the beginning, it was never camp for camp's sake - the camp was part of the show. For instance, when the casting of Fallon changed, the portrait of the old Fallon that hung over the fireplace was quietly replaced with a painting of the new one, Emma Samms, that looked like a paint by the numbers from Woolworth's. And of course, Joan Collins' Alexis had camp built right into the character. And there was Steven's plastic surgery...so many happy moments.

And no other show could boast the wardrobe of Dynasty, or the beauty of Linda Evans. I can still see her, bedecked in diamonds, walking toward Blake in a blue gown slit all the way up her thigh.

For me, once they had Alexis disguised as a nun and the whole Moldavian thing started, the show became self-conscious camp, as these shows often do, and I lost interest. But certainly Dynasty was a bright spot in the '80s and for a time, you couldn't beat it.


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