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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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Cast

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinastía 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

Angie Dickinson was one of the front runners to play Krystal before Linda Evans was cast in the role. See more »

Quotes

Blake: And what did you tell the police, congressman?
Neal McVane: Well, I told them that I had made up my mind to kill Alexis. To either choke her or deposit a bullet in her conniving brain. Tit for tat for ruining me politically.
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Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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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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