The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
Reviews
Popularity
523 ( 58)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

"Dynasty" Characters Then and Now

"Dynasty," the iconic '80s soap opera, has been rebooted on the CW. How well do you remember the original characters? How do they compare to their new counterparts?

Meet more "Dynasty" characters

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dallas (1978–1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy
The Colbys (1985–1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.

Stars: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross
Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi
Melrose Place (1992–1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Dynasty (TV Series 2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Blake Carrington has just been released from prison and he is trying to reclaim his empire. And he is also reunited with his beloved Krystle, who until recently was in a coma for sometime. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, John James
Knots Landing (1979–1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The residents of the cul-de-sac Seaview Circle in Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various crises such as rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry
The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange
L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins
Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Synopsis Greed. Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. Dynasty has it all and more!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinastía  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(218 episodes) | (220 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Collins told writers not to make Alexis too evil because it would alienate viewers. See more »

Quotes

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.
Alexis: Funny. Your husband, the one who dumped you for your younger sister, didn't find me poorly maintained.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Oi gomenes tou Charlie (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dynasty: Crazy, Campy and Way Over-the-Top!!!

I watched Dynasty from episode one and very rarely ever missed the Wednesday night saga of the Carringtons. Having recently purchased the DVD set of the first season, I've been giving the show a lot of thought... Like many other TV shows both past and present, Dynasty started without a clear focus and eventually matured into something unique and far removed from what the producers originally intended. The show had two distinct eras: pre-Alexis and post-Alexis. No, Joan Collins didn't make or break Dynasty, but she gave it a heck of a fun "flavor." At its inception, Dynasty was a serious, almost somber account of the lives of the super rich Carringtons of Denver, CO. There was patriarch Blake, confused son Steven, spoiled brat Fallon, and Blake's new and very overwhelmed wife, Krystle. Having now watched a little of that first season, I find myself eagerly waiting for Alexis to turn the family on its collective ear! Dynasty's ultimate strength, and also its downfall, was in its becoming campy and larger than life. While some of us may expect the super-wealthy to act crazy, Dynasty added plot lines and characters that were the traditional soap-opera themes magnified with a huge budget, and beautiful people... illicit affairs, long-lost children, traumatic pregnancies, murders, trials, etc... There were frequent mis-steps (the Moldavian Prince, Michael, comes to mind as well as the entire 'The Colbys' series) and there were truly fun characters like Alexis and son Adam whom we loved to hate. But to me, the bottom line will always be that Dynasty was campy and much larger-than-life. It was a lot of fun those eight years, always wondering what would happen next...


31 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page