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Review of "Dynasty"
airs Wednesdays, 9/8c on The CW.
I wanted to watch this reboot because I was a fan
of the 1980's version,, which along with the 1980's classic
"Dallas," were my two favorite nightime soaps. I loved the
reboot of "Dallas" that was done two years ago and was
unfortunately canceled after two seasons on TNT. The reason
that I loved the new "Dallas" was because it honored the old
show, having characters from the original show, as well as
the new characters, which were the children of the classic
"Dallas" characters that fans of the original show loved.
The new "Dynasty" doesn't do that. In my opinion, they
should have, so that the fans of the 1980's "Dynasty" would
also want to watch this new version. This "Dynasty" is
totally new; the only thing that is the same as the old show
are the characters' names. The rest of the show has
nothing to do with the 1980's classic.
The acting is
good by the large cast and this show is clearly geared
toward young people who enjoyerd the show "Gossip Girl."
Blake Carrington (Grant Show) is the head of the Carrington
family, one of the two most wealthy families in Atlanta.
Crystal Carrington (Nathalie Kelley) is Blake's wife, whom
his children don't like at all because they think she is
after their father's money. My favorite character in the
show is Joseph Anders (Alan Dale). He stands out as
Blake's butler, who is determined to protect the
Carrington's from Crystal, whom he knows has some secrets
that she is hiding from Blake. I think he is the reason I
will keep watching this show even though it is nothing like
the original .
I hope that in the future, this show does a better job of
honoring where they came from, instead of trying so hard to
distance itself, just for the sake of being the new version.
The original show had problems, as all shows do, but despite
those problems, people still wanted to watch it. The
show was highly rated for a long time, even getting a
spin-off, "The Colbys."
I give this show a 3 out of
5, hoping it will improve, and soley based on the fact that
I enjoyed watching Alan Dale's performance as Joseph Anders.
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW
Premieres October 11
power, deception, and double-dealing… what does it take to
build a dynasty? A modern re-imagining of the iconic
primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family
as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals
and threats, and even each other.
Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth
Gillies) is charismatic, cunning and poised to become the
new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she
thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show)
summons Fallon and her brother, Steven (James Mackay), home
to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to
learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion – but
rather to make the acquaintance of stepmother-to-be, Cristal
(Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is stunning – and almost as young
as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out – but she isn’t
just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is
driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington
Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and
privilege of the Carringtons’ world proves challenging to
her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake’s
butler, Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make
it very clear Cristal doesn’t belong.
Family dynasties flow
through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call
Cristal “Mom.” Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher
Riley), the family’s chauffeur – and Fallon’s secret lover –
to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is.
But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his
own daughter, Fallon sides up to Blake’s biggest rival, Jeff
Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek
her revenge… leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the
sidelines. While the Carringtons’ rocky relationships prove
the theory that family sticks together no matter what,
Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy
Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of
secrets from Cristal’s past. Now Cristal’s carefully
concealed history could bring her future crashing down – and
who knows who she might take down with her.
stars Elizabeth Gillies (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Nathalie
Kelley (“UnReal,” “The Vampire Diaries”), James Mackay (“The
Leftovers”), Sam Adegoke (“Murder in the First”), Robert
Christopher Riley (“Hit the Floor”) and Rafael de la Fuente
(“Empire”), with Alan Dale (“The O.C.”), and Grant Show
(“Melrose Place”). DYNASTY is from CBS Television Studios in
association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh
Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”),
Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the
creators of the original “Dynasty”) and Brad Silberling
(“Jane The Virgin”).
“DYNASTY” ON THE CW
Day and time: Wednesday,
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Network debut: October 11,
Format: The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, returns in a
modernized reboot that follows two of America's wealthiest
families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for
control over their fortune and their children. The series
will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women
at odds: Fallon Carrington -- daughter of billionaire Blake
Carrington -- and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal -- a
Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s
most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear
everywhere -- from reality TV to the polling booths -- this
epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and
gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world
built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases,
Cast: Elizabeth Gillies as
Nathalie Kelley as Cristal
James Mackay as Steven
Alan Dale as Anders
Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby
Robert Christopher Riley as
Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy
with Alan Dale as Anders
and Grant Show as Blake
Executive Producers: Josh
Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Esther and
Richard Shapiro, Brad Silberling
Produced by: Fake Empire, in
association with CBS Television Studios
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