THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Dynasty” ended with a whimper when compared to how it dominated the 1980s. But, it turned into a self parody. Hell, even Dallas was starting to go nutty in its attempts to try and top it. Satan never showed up to hang out with Blake Carrington, folks. But, Sue Ellen never played her own cousin like this was “The Beverly Hillbillies” or “Family Matters”. But, let’s not talk about better shows when discussing one of Aaron Spelling’s hits.
When the country headed into a Recession, they lost their appetite for watching rich people being decadent. My Lord, how I wish that sentiment would return. What’s weird about this release is that it doesn’t include the two-part mini-series from 1991 that was meant to cap off the abrupt cancellation of the series. If you pick up this set expecting closure, I hate to tell you, but it ends on a cliffhanger. If you’re a monster fan, you already know what happens. But, if you’re a monster fan, you’ve aged out of my demographic and probably voted in the 1980s. Kidding, people. All those people under the age of 50, advertisers still love you.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is standard when compared to past releases. The transfer shows its age, but it has been cleaned up. The same goes for the mono audio track. As far as I recall, the show was off the air before Dolby Stereo became broadcast standard. If you’re a fan and completist, I’d recommend picking it up.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!