Monday, July 31, 2017


From Wikipedia:
'Dynasty' is an upcoming American prime time television soap opera series reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name, which ran on ABC from 1981 to 1989. Set to air on The CW, the new series was developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick. It stars Grant Show as Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores, Elizabeth Gillies as Blake's daughter Fallon, and James Mackay as his son Steven. The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. 'Dynasty' will premiere on October 11, 2017.

So off it goes to Toobworld 2, the Land O' Remakes.  I make no predictions on how long it will last; the demographics it's aimed at probably never even saw the original and this certainly amps up the salacious factor.  But the 1980s was a crux for the combination of once-great stars with fresh up-and-comers and 'Dynasty' took full advantage of that - they even had mega-wattage names like Heston and Stanwyck for the spin-off!  

And the original version had something this can't possibly attain - the guidance of Aaron Spelling, who knew how to sell the glitz and glamour with just the right amount of titillation.  

I'm sure with steamy sex scenes between the Carrington son and his gay lover, plus his sister in an inter-racial affair with the chauffeur, who goes down on her like Grey Worm on Missendei, it'll hold its audience.

But even so, Earth Prime-Time already has its 'Dynasty'.....  


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