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Dynasty 

The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Forsythe ...  Blake Carrington 220 episodes, 1981-1989
Linda Evans ...  Krystle Carrington / ... 212 episodes, 1981-1989
Joan Collins ...  Alexis Carrington Colby / ... 205 episodes, 1981-1989
Gordon Thomson ...  Adam Carrington 183 episodes, 1982-1989
John James ...  Jeff Colby 171 episodes, 1981-1989
Michael Nader ...  Dex Dexter 152 episodes, 1983-1989
Jack Coleman ...  Steven Carrington 150 episodes, 1982-1988
Heather Locklear ...  Sammy Jo Dean Carrington / ... 128 episodes, 1981-1989
Pamela Bellwood ...  Claudia Blaisdel / ... 122 episodes, 1981-1986
Pamela Sue Martin ...  Fallon Carrington Colby / ... 90 episodes, 1981-1985
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Storyline

The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), the patriarch; Krystle (Linda Evans), his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam (Gordon Thomson), lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin and Emma Samms), pampered and spoiled; Steven (Jack Coleman), openly gay; and Amanda (Catherine Oxenberg), hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis (Dame Joan Collins). Most of the show features the conflict between two 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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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dynasty See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(218 episodes) | (220 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

There was talk of a Dynasty/Dallas (1978) crossover towards the end of both shows, as a way of boosting their sagging ratings; but this never came to fruition. See more »

Quotes

Dex: You certainly make the rounds, don't you?
Joanna Sills: Twist and turns, Dex. I never promised you anything else.
Dex: I'm surprised you don't have a check in your hand. But then again, maybe you let Adam put it someplace more personal.
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Soundtracks

Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
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Vastly underrated first season best of all.
14 April 2005 | by brendanchenowithSee 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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