The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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Series cast summary:
John Forsythe ...  Blake Carrington 217 episodes, 1981-1989
Linda Evans ...  Krystle Carrington / ... 209 episodes, 1981-1989
Joan Collins ...  Alexis Carrington Colby / ... 204 episodes, 1981-1989
Gordon Thomson ...  Adam Carrington 182 episodes, 1982-1989
John James ...  Jeff Colby 168 episodes, 1981-1989
Michael Nader ...  Dex Dexter 151 episodes, 1983-1989
Jack Coleman ...  Steven Carrington 149 episodes, 1982-1988
Heather Locklear ...  Sammy Jo Dean Carrington / ... 127 episodes, 1981-1989
Pamela Bellwood ...  Claudia Blaisdel / ... 119 episodes, 1981-1986
Pamela Sue Martin ...  Fallon Carrington Colby / ... 88 episodes, 1981-1985
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Dinastía See more »

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Runtime:

(218 episodes) | (220 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Alexis: Why did you buy my hotel?
Sable Colby: But that's what Pavilian Resorts does, darling. It acquires run-down properties that have been poorly maintained, like yourself.
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Dynasty - My dream and my reality
24 January 2002 | by Ultimate DynastySee all my reviews

My name is Goran Markovic, I'm a 35 years old professor from Serbia. My life consists of various activities but through out the years I kept a special place in my heart for Dynasty. It is my connection to the past, time when I was growing up, finding out about the facts of life, when I was exchanging impressions on Dynasty with some great people, and today, we still share memories of our favorite characters and events. I hope you learned a lot about me, my thoughts about Dynasty through Ultimate Dynasty site. But memories are something personal, hidden deep within us, and I wanna share a part of it with Dynasty fans world wide.

In 1984, when the news of broadcasting Dynasty in Serbia was announced, there was a lot of commotion because the communist government thought the show will have a negative influence on the nation by spreading capitalistic ideas with the story about wealth and luxury and this way destabilize the communist regime. It only made the nation more intrigues and with a lot of dust, Dynasty began airing. I remember sitting with my parents and my sister at our home when the first episode was on. No one said a word until its end. It was a beginning of a ferry tale in my the live of my family but also, the beginning of incredible euphoria in all country. It was the most popular show for years, and I couldn't face missing an episode.

Years went by and my country and the surrounding area was struck by war, bombarding and terror, communists fell, now my country lives in freedom with hope of a better life ahead, and all this time Dynasty was a refuge from problems, difficulties of every day's life. The show especially marks the period when I went to school to another city. Season 4 was on, I was in the dorm. We stayed awake even after our bad time because the show aired in late hours and my roomies and I watched it in secrecy sop that our teachers wouldn't catch us. We stayed awake 'till morning, talking about events and characters.

My imagination went wild, I pretended to be one of the characters, I imagined I was in the Filoli mansion, checking its every corner. The world of Carrington's was my world. It is still my great wish to visit America, meet some of the actors, visit the Filoli mansion. I spend years collecting pictures and episodes of the show. I almost have all Dynasty and the Colbys episodes taped, and it was time to create and present this site to you which is my all time wish coming through.

The memories today are still very much vivid and alive, I share them with my family, friends, fans. Dynasty is my dream and my reality.

Sincerely, Goran Markovic


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