Epitomizing the glamour and decadence of 1980s Reagan-era America, DYNASTY was essentially a primetime soap opera characterized by campy, melodramatic plotlines, as well as by Joan Collins's magnetic performance as the conniving Alexis Colby. She is divorced from Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), a fabulously wealthy oil magnate who marries his secretary, Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans), at the show's inception--while the jealous Alexis schemes to do everything she can to destroy their union. The rest of the cast includes Blake and Alexis's children, the promiscuous amnesiac Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) and the sexually ambivalent Steven (Jack Coleman), as well as resident geologist Matthew Blaisdel (Bo Hopkins) and his psychotic wife, Claudia (Pamela Bellwood). This collection presents the first batch of episodes from the show's fourth season, featuring former president Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty Ford, as guest stars.
This hugely popular prime-time soap opera follows the exploits of the Carringtons and Colbys, both "oilrich" family dynasties in Denver, CO, as they accrue and manipulate power and wealth.
Big Business |
Camp / Humor |
Family Interaction |
Made-For-Network TV |