Falcon Crest: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Falcon Crest: Season 1 (1981-1982)




Critic Consensus: The vineyard-set Falcon Crest may age into a finer vintage over time, but this first impression ladles on the soap to the point of overflowing suds.


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Power, passion and money drive this long-running serialized saga set in California's wine region. The main drama centers on the Machiavellian efforts of ironfisted matriarch Angela Channing to retain control of the family-run empire. As the show faded during its later years, the stories shifted (none too convincingly) to crime and a shadowy underworld group called `The Thirteen.' A number of movie divas had short stints on the series, including Lana Turner, Kim Novak and Gina Lollobrigida.


Jane Wyman
as Angela Channing
Robert Foxworth
as Chase Gioberti
Lorenzo Lamas
as Lance Cumson
Abby Dalton
as Julia Cumson
Susan Sullivan
as Maggie Gioberti
Jamie Rose
as Victoria Gioberti
Stephen Elliott
as Douglas Channing
Mel Ferrer
as Phillip Erikson
Margaret Ladd
as Emma Channing
William R. Moses
as Cole Gioberti
Carlos Romero
as Carlo Agretti
Chau Li-Chi
as Chau-Li
Robert F. Lyons
as Turner Bates
Harry Townes
as Jason Gioberti
William Burns
as Bob Harris
Robert Sampson
as Sheriff Tobias
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Critic Reviews for Falcon Crest: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

Falcon Crest is the biggest turkey seen on television since the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

June 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The falcon is a beautiful bird, but a turkey would have been more appropriate.

June 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Another dose of glossy nonsense from Lorimar, the same folks responsible for Dallas and Knot's Landing. I thought Falcon Crest was pretty miserable. But that may be because my own preference in glossy nonsense happens to be Dynasty.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

The gradual awakening of this naif to the deviltry of his relatives could provide some lip-smacking drama for the next few weeks.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

Falcon Crest is not as glamorous or glossy as Dallas or Dynasty. Even without the larger-than-life aspect, the setting is strangely enviable.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

It might be kind of fun to have this show around when the new china finally arrives at the White House, so we might hear how it sounds breaking. Unfortunately, Falcon Crest is such a bad show it likely won't survive.

June 29, 2021 | Full Review…

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