The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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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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Diahann Carroll had planned to make some cameos during the show's eighth season, but it never happened because of budget problems. It was also rumored that she would have rejoined the cast during the tenth season, but "Dynasty" was taken off the air after the ninth season. See more »

Quotes

Dominique Deveraux: Alexis, you are many things. A "sister" is not one of them.
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #29.6 (2005) See more »

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Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
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Dynasty... a REAL soapy opera
11 September 2000 | by (Muncie, Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

Dynasty concerned the goings-on of a wealthy Denver, Colorado family, the Carringtons. While it was surreal, campy, and wayyyy out to the left of reality, it was still FUN. It still caught and kept your attention and left you wanting much more. John Forsythe's Blake Carrington was the family's patriarch, always seeming a little bit confused about what was going on. His lovely young wife, Linda Evan's Crystal, was always getting stuck in some kind of trouble. Joan Collins as Alexis was sheer delight! A campy witch who was always causing trouble. The cast was large and the stories grand and fun. I never missed an episode of Dynasty during it's original run. Not until I went to college during the 1987-88 season... What I wouldn't give to see it all again!


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