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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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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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Trivia

Alexis Carrington ranked number one in a survey by German network RTL searching "the 10 greatest TV villains" (2005). 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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Connections

Referenced in Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dynasty Opening Theme
Composed by Bill Conti
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Dynasty: Crazy, Campy and Way Over-the-Top!!!
24 April 2005 | by gregory1967See all my reviews

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...


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