Dynasty: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)

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Dynasty's revival retains enough of its predecessor's over-the-top allure to offer a glamorous guilty pleasure in its first season, even if it never quite recaptures the magic of the original.

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Critic Ratings: 47

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User Ratings: 56

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Air date: Oct 11, 2017

The reboot of the sudsy drama about two wealthy families feuding over their fortune and children premieres. In the opener, Fallon Carrington seeks revenge when her father promotes his new bride-to-be, Cristal, over her to become the COO of his global energy empire.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2017

The spotlight falls on the Carringtons when it's discovered that Matthew's death may have involved foul play. The family members are then forced to swallow their own suspicions of each other and close rank to defend the clan. Meanwhile, Cristal struggles with what it means to be a Carrington; and Fallon begrudgingly helps cover up Cristal's affair to protect the family name.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

The Carringtons don their best costumes for a charity gala; Fallon fights her father Blake for the right to use the family name in her new business venture; Cristal learns her sister is in danger and is forced to choose between her old family and her new one.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2017

The Carringtons' efforts to protect their secrets lead them outside the protective cocoon of the manor: Cristal and Blake to their belated honeymoon; Steven to Sammy Jo's rescue; and Fallon to confront old demons.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2017

Fallon and Cristal vie for the cover of a prestigious magazine; Steven's ex-boyfriend returns to town and upends his life; Sammy Jo and Anders discover an unlikely connection.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2017

Cristal's houseguest puts Blake in an awkward position; Sammy Jo gets in over his head while babysitting; Fallon realizes that she has alienated everyone in her personal life and zeros in on the one thing she wants more than anything.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

Blake's hopes for a perfect Thanksgiving are ruined when he clashes with both Fallon and Steven. Meanwhile Cristal's challenging houseguest reminds everyone to be grateful for the ties that bind.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2017

Everything is shiny and bright at the city's annual tree lighting, but behind the scenes, the Carringtons struggle with ghosts from their past; Fallon tries to move on from her former flame; Steven and Jeff band together to right an old wrong; and Cristal's past resurfaces, threatening her future with Blake.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

The Carringtons' plan for a peaceful holiday are spoiled by two new arrivals and the scandals they bring with them. Blake faces a power struggle with his own father; meanwhile Fallon attempts to reunite the Colbys.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

Cristal's efforts to mend her fractured marriage are complicated when a dangerous newcomer threatens to destroy everything she and Blake hold dear. Meanwhile, Fallon celebrates her golden birthday and gains control of her trust, forcing her to think about more than just what size champagne bottles to serve at her party.

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Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is a smart and cunning businesswoman who believes she will soon become the new COO of Carrington Atlantic, her family's company, after her father summons her for a meeting. However, Blake Carrington (Grant Show) shocks his family by introducing them to Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), their stepmother-to-be. Now, Fallon engages in an all-out war against Cristal and her father, which leads her to partner with Blake's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke).

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Critic Reviews for Dynasty Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (22)

Dynasty needs to be a little bigger. A little broader. A little more off the wall.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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The script strains to make it all relevant, referencing other current dynasties including the Kardashians and the Trumps, but the whole enterprise nonetheless feels dated.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The single biggest shocker about this Dynasty is that it's not bad.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The trying-too-hard Dynasty reboot on The CW [is] a show that just doesn't deliver the sleazy charm of the original.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

... there's certainly no point in twitting Dynasty for over-doing it -- when that's all it's ever done.

Oct 11, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The new Dynasty is ridiculous, but it isn't plausible. It failed the first rule of drama - I didn't believe it.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're looking for a fun, trashy nighttime soap with politics that (probably) won't make you cringe, Dynasty fits the bill.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Josh] Schwartz, [Stephanie] Savage and [Sallie] Patrick are trying to combine the campiness of the original with the banter-heavy rhythm of their previous shows, and the combination just doesn't work.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It could be fun, so long as it doesn't try to make you think too much. That's pretty much Dynasty in a nutshell.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Drinks, diamonds, and drama galore in fun, soapy reboot.

Oct 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The rebooted Dynasty is a paler shade of the original - it doesn't have the same scale in terms of attitude and sass, not yet anyway.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The show does a lot to let us know that it's of the times.

Oct 10, 2017 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dynasty: Season 1

  • Aug 27, 2020
    Dynasty is my favorite soap opera of all time, my 3rd favorite new show of 2017, and one of my favorite shows of all time. Elizabeth Gillies performance is exceptional, she plays this role perfectly with a sassy, fiery, charismatic, funny, and very entertaining but also an emotionally deep and complex performance. Other performances from Nicollette Sheridan, Nathalie Kelley, Brianna Brown, Wakeema Hollis, Grant Show, Rafael de La Fuente, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, and James Mackay were outstanding. The chemistry between the cast is terrific. I love the music especially the opening theme, the music is phenomenal. The costumes are spectacular especially on Elizabeth Gillies, Nicollette Sheridan, Nathalie Kelley, Wakeema Hollis, Rafael de La Fuente, Alan Dale, Grant Show, and Sam Adegoke. The makeup and hairstyling was stupendous especially on Elizabeth Gillies, Wakeema Hollis, Nathalie Kelley, Kelly Rutherford, Nicollette Sheridan, Adam Huber, and Brianna Brown. The writing is pretty darn great for a soap opera, probably the best I have every seen. This was an A+ first season.
  • Aug 03, 2020
    It is a trashy over the top soap opera, and that is exactly what it wants to be.
  • Jul 12, 2020
    I had low expectations. Sort of a forced watch with the wife. Turned out to be VERY entertaining. I am normally a sci fi guy, but I have to tell you the sheer ridiculousness of this show makes it worth a watch. Dont go in looking for depth, but do go in for entertainment. You will find it.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    This show is terrible, it is so removed from the original program. The writers of this show should be sacked, Netflix what were you thinking, so many great shows produced this is not one of them...
  • Jun 12, 2020
    I expected much more from such prominent title. Boring and repeatable. No interesting story.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    I was listening not watching from another room initially. I thought it was dubbed by non actors it sounded so bad and was shocked to see the actors were all actually speaking. It came across to me more like a read through than an actual take, in e-v-e-r-y scene, oh well. It doesn't compare to the original but seems trashy and over the top enough to be entertaining when escapism is your goal.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    This is my guilty pleasure. I don't know why, but i am naturally drawn to this type of entertainment. I like the characters, the "over the top drama", the storyline and the themes. Fallon is a very entertaining character and she is pretty funny too. I just don't really like how they brought back Alexis. I think that her storylines were pretty weird. That is about it. Some of the drama feels like it could never happen in real life. But that is just the style of the show, and luckily i enjoy it.
  • May 28, 2020
    Sloppy horrible writing but what's worse is how racist and tone-deaf this show is. Black and Latino characters are portrayed as gold-digging, law-breaking payroll enablers. Nauseating racism all over. Latino-hating, black-insulting, gay-demeaning, white-bukkakeism. Unbelievable.
  • Apr 25, 2020
    Good show but the REALLY need to tone down the blatant racist and gay stereotypes. It's about as subtle as Disney's, ike when Fallon implied Monica was a pest right after she said the word raccoon.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    The tv is good but it missed a little of drama but de the characters are good on the story interesting

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