The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
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Series cast summary:
...  Blake Carrington 217 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Krystle Carrington / ... 209 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Alexis Carrington Colby / ... 204 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Adam Carrington 182 episodes, 1982-1989
...  Jeff Colby 168 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Dex Dexter 151 episodes, 1983-1989
...  Steven Carrington 149 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Sammy Jo Dean Carrington / ... 127 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Claudia Blaisdel / ... 119 episodes, 1981-1986
...  Fallon Carrington Colby / ... 88 episodes, 1981-1985
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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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12 January 1981 (USA)  »

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Dinastía  »

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Esther Shapiro claimed that the series was inspired by I, Claudius (1976). Alexis was modeled on Livia. See more »

Quotes

Alexis: [Alexis standing by the ladies' room] Krystle. The typing pool's on the first floor, are you lost?
Krystle: I always know where I belong, Alexis. But that's the ladies' room. Are you lost?
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Makes you feel good!
4 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Where else can you find the bitchiest 50 year old, dressed in the most extravagant gowns of all time? Sounds like the perfect show to me! Yes, Dynasty was without a doubt that one show that basically encouraged fans to sit back, put up their feet and watch how these "rich bastards" are living! No other show, not even the ultra popular Dallas, could take fantasy to that level. The show made you feel as though you too could be a Carrington living in a mansion and drinking champange. The "storylines" or perhaps lack of, left plenty of room to emphasize what audiences really wanted to see: sex, power, vanity and the most expensive jewels in all the world! This is Dynasty and the 80s at its very best!


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