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Dynasty: Season 1 (1981)




Critic Consensus: Dynasty is an opulent successor to the salacious dramas that it unabashedly borrows from, although viewers may find this backstabbing house to be less compelling than its television neighbors.


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Soap about the Carringtons, a brood of beautiful bed-hoppers with twisted family ties.


Linda Evans
as Krystle Jennings Carrington
John Forsythe
as Blake Carrington
Pamela Sue Martin
as Fallon Carrington Colby
Bo Hopkins
as Matthew Blaisdel
Al Corley
as Steven Carrington
Pamela Bellwood
as Claudia Blaisdel
Dale Robertson
as Walter Lankershim
Peter Mark Richman
as Andrew Laird
Lloyd Bochner
as Cecil Colby
Wayne Northrop
as Michael Culhane
John James
as Jeff Colby
Lee Bergere
as Joseph Anders
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Critic Reviews for Dynasty: Season 1

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There is nothing cheap about this show but its conception. Once the idea for it was lifted outright from Dallas, no expense has been spared to make this copycat sleek.

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It's not so much the cast as the words they speak and the beautiful mountain scenery that makes Dynasty click.

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The character-conflicts, even if they are sometimes contrived and unoriginal, are handled with more subtlety and depth than is typical in shows of this type.

September 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Off to a dull start, Dynasty's destiny is hard to predict, but we can predict it won't have an oil company for a sponsor.

September 16, 2021 | Full Review…

All of this, and all of Dynasty, wouldn't be worthy of your disgust or mine if it weren't for the fact that the show is one of the more offensive network series in recent memory.

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Dynasty starts out as a better show than Dallas was for its first season-and-a-half, a more ambitious, more sophisticated, richer textured show than Dallas ever will be.

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