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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Runtime:

(218 episodes) | (220 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Quotes

Steven Carrington: [in court fighting for his right to raise his son] I won't answer that. What he's asking in essence is if I'm guilty of being gay. Well, nobody, not my father's lawyer, not you, not anybody in this courtroom or outside of it has the right to ask this because there is no guilt in that issue. Everybody in this state and in this country has the right to live his own life the way he wants. Provided that he's a decent human-being, isn't a man entitled to raise his own child whether he's homosexual or...
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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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