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Dynasty 

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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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The character of Adam Carrington (Gordon Thomson ) was homophobic, and would often bully Steven about his orientation. This is ironic since Thomson is gay in real life (but the two actors who played Steven were not). See more »

Quotes

Fallon: Sammy Jo was common trash. Everybody knows it.
Stephen: Common trash. And what are you, Fallon? Uncommon trash? A million-dollar tramp?
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Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
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A show that made its own mark in television history
11 June 2005 | by BRBTVcomSee all my reviews

Although ABC's "Dynasty" really began as a response to the wildly popular "Dallas" on CBS, the show became so much more over its original U.S. run, from 1981 to 1989.

While "Dallas" had a bit of the earthy element of the ranch and the land and their value (think Miss Ellie) mixed in with the big-bucks oil industry, "Dynasty" was all glitz, all the time. After the show found its way during the first season, and Alexis arrived for the second, the characters went great guns in their portrayal of '80s capitalism and high living. We all wanted to watch. Maybe, in a way, we all wanted to live those lives. But would we, really? Hmmm ...

Being a chick, I enjoyed the **fashions** and the intrigue as I watched the show originally in the 1980s. I was a teen who hadn't yet experienced the big world out there yet, and I think the show appealed to a lot of people my age for that same reason. I'm thankful that the show has been released on DVD now, because I talked to so many fans over the years who desperately longed for the videos (back before DVD)!


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Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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(218 episodes) | (220 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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