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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Joan Collins is not quite 12 years older than Gordon Thomson, who played her oldest son on the show. See more »


Blake: And what did you tell the police, congressman?
Neal McVane: Well, I told them that I had made up my mind to kill Alexis. To either choke her or deposit a bullet in her conniving brain. Tit for tat for ruining me politically.
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Referenced in Charles in Charge: Dating (1987) See more »


Dynasty Opening Theme
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13 November 2003 | by (Brooklyn, NY USA) – See all my reviews

I loved Dynasty. It was and still is my all time favorite show. Given that it aired once a week for an hour, I found this show both entertaining and informative, the story lines may have seemed far fetched but, only due to the time given to tell them. For the time the show aired people found it unbelieveable, but if Dynasty aired today I am sure it would not seem as far fetched. If these same producers came out with another show I am sure it would be just as ground breaking in its story lines as Dynasty was. This show brought out a whole new fashion trend, a more acceptable view of the gay life style a look in to the future of corporate take overs, the awareness of casual relationships, the increasing lack of committment and faithful in marriages, the total disregard of others rights to own businesses due to greed and the need to have more. Dynasty gave more than just campy soap it also told of what to expect in the future as a result of current actions. Great work Mr. Spelling, any time one gives a view of future events he will be condemed. And since Dynasty addressed so many tabu issues the powers that be were afraid to allow it to continue. Hopefully Mr Spelling or some other producer will be bold enough to give the public a view of the future through entertaining drama. BRAVO

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