“Dynasty” is a popular American soap opera television series that aired from 1981 to 1989. The show follows the wealthy Carrington family and their conflicts with other wealthy families, as well as their personal dramas and romantic entanglements. The show is set in Denver, Colorado, and features a large ensemble cast.
“Dynasty” was a groundbreaking television series that set the standard for 1980s soap operas. The show's lavish sets, extravagant costumes, and glamorous characters were a hallmark of the era. The show benefited from a strong cast, including John Forsythe as patriarch Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his wife Krystle, and Joan Collins as his ex-wife Alexis. The show's over-the-top storylines and memorable catfights were a guilty pleasure for many viewers. While the show's quality declined in later seasons, its impact on television and pop culture cannot be denied.
“Dynasty” was a critical and commercial success during its run and received several award nominations and wins. The show won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 1984, and several cast members were nominated for Emmy Awards, including Linda Evans, John Forsythe, and Joan Collins.
“Dynasty” was a cultural phenomenon during its run and remains a beloved classic. The show's characters and storylines have become iconic, and its influence can be seen in later soap operas and dramas. The show has also been parodied and referenced in numerous other works of popular culture. “Dynasty” currently has a 7.1/10 rating on IMDb, and many episodes are available to stream on various platforms.
|Created by||Richard and Esther Shapiro|
|Directed by||Irving J. Moore|
|Starring||John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, John James, Pamela Sue Martin, Emma Samms, Al Corley, Jack Coleman, Pamela Bellwood, Bo Hopkins, Lloyd Bochner, Gordon Thomson, Heather Locklear, Lee Bergere, Kathleen Beller, Michael Nader, Diahann Carroll, Catherine Oxenburg, Michael Praed, Kate O'Mara, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Cazenove, Katy Kurtzman, Dale Robertson, Wayne Northrop, James Farentino, Karen Cellini, Geoffrey Scott, Deborah Adair, Helmut Berger, Billy Dee Williams, George Hamilton, Ted McGinley, Leann Hunley, Terri Garber, James Healey,|
|Theme music composer||Bill Conti|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||220 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Aaron Spelling Douglas S. Cramer Richard Shapiro Esther Shapiro|
|Running time||48–50 minutes|
|Production companies||Aaron Spelling Productions 20th Century Fox Television|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||January 12, 1981 –
May 11, 1989