The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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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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This was the very last acting role for Rock Hudson' who played Daniel Reese from December 1984 to April 1985. (Hudson's last appearance as "himself" was with longtime pal Doris Day on the premiere episode of her series Doris Day's Best Friends (1985).) Hudson passed away of AIDS on October 2, 1985. Incredibly, so little was known about AIDS at the time of this series that it was thought to be transmissible by casual contact, and many feared for the health of Linda Evans because she had kissed Rock Hudson in a scene on the show. Even more incredibly, a minor panic broke out in Hollywood about kissing scenes in films and TV. The "National Enquirer" gossip tabloid carried a picture of Rock Hudson kissing Linda Evans', and carried a story which further fueled the rampant paranoia at the time. See more »

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Blake: [to Alexis about their marriage] Your affairs were about as private as a circus.
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Dynasty Opening Theme
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Great Tribute to the 80's
26 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show and I think I will love it forever. It was beauty and luxury at its best. People may criticise it on the grounds that the situations were unbelievable and acting was stiff, I think that was the only way the show could work and become what it undeniably became: unique. Dynasty was a shrine to the excesses of the 80's. Probably nobody was too natural back then, so the cast should be given credit for adopting a pace that suited the show and that was key to its success. Ratings might have sunk, but that is always bound to happen. However, almost 20 years later and the show always gives plenty to talk about, is synonym of luxury (even for people who did not follow the show or weren't even born then). That must be worth something. I am sure anyone you ask is likely to know who Alexis Carrington is. I truly wish these days there would be shows were you could see beautiful women (of all ages - even if they had tons of make-up ans stuff) an immaculate scenery and splendid props. Dynasty - in ts kind - was perfection and the best A Spelling has produced in my opinion. Pamela Sue Martin, Pamela Bellwood and Katherine leaving the cast was a big blow I think, but - personally - did not stop remaining hooked. Only no no was the UFO (let's ignore that).


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