Dynasty

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  • TV-PG
  • 1981
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.3  (8,434)

Dynasty is a primetime soap opera that first aired on CBS in 1981 and ran until 1989. The show is set in Denver and revolves around the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. The patriarch of the family is oil tycoon Blake Carrington, played by John Forsythe. His ex-wife Alexis, played by Joan Collins, is a conniving woman who will stop at nothing to gain control of the family and their business empire.

The show focuses on the relationships and rivalries within the Carrington family, and their interactions with other wealthy families in Denver. Blake's new wife Krystle, played by Linda Evans, is the moral center of the show, often caught between the scheming Alexis and the ruthless Blake. The Carringtons are not without their own dramas, however, as their children struggle with drug addiction, adultery, and other personal issues.

The cast of Dynasty is expansive and includes a number of recognizable names. John James plays Blake's son Jeff, while Pamela Sue Martin and Al Corley play his daughter Fallon and her husband Steven, respectively. Gordon Thomson plays Adam, Blake's illegitimate son who is a constant thorn in the family's side. Other notable cast members include Heather Locklear, Lee Bergere, Catherine Oxenberg, Kathleen Beller, Emma Samms, and Diahann Carroll.

Throughout its run, Dynasty was known for its opulent sets and extravagant costumes, as well as its over-the-top storylines. The show tackled issues such as drug addiction, homosexuality, and mental illness, and was often criticized for its portrayal of women as catty and backstabbing.

Despite its sometimes negative reception from critics, Dynasty was a ratings success and remains a cult classic to this day. The show spawned a spin-off, The Colbys, which aired from 1985 to 1987, and has been rebooted in recent years. Fans of soap operas and drama will find plenty to enjoy in this classic primetime series.

Dynasty is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (227 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 1981.

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Seasons
Catch 22
22. Catch 22
May 10, 1989
In the series finale, Captain Handler makes his move on Blake and the treasure. Meanwhile, Alexis and Sable's rivalry is ended once and for all and Fallon's past comes back to haunt her.
Blasts From the Past
21. Blasts From the Past
May 3, 1989
Fallon and Alexis finds Grimes' killer. Meanwhile, Jeff attacks Adam and Alexis and Sable have a fight of their own.
Here Comes the Son
20. Here Comes the Son
April 26, 1989
A tabloid magazine goes after Jeff and Monica. Meanwhile, Zorelli quits for Fallon; Blake is tied to the scene of Chisholm's death; and Grimes' widow has a son.
No Bones About It
19. No Bones About It
April 12, 1989
Blake finds an interesting clue among his father's possessions. Meanwhile, Fallon becomes frightened as childhood memories begin to flood back to her.
Tale of the Tape
18. Tale of the Tape
April 5, 1989
Sable approaches Alexis in order to propose a deal. Meanwhile, Zorelli installs a bug at the Matthews' home.
Sins of the Father
17. Sins of the Father
March 29, 1989
Alexis has Adam and Blake reconcile their differences. Meanwhile, Monica files a lawsuit against Alexis and Zorelli learns what the secret at the lake is.
Grimes and Punishment
16. Grimes and Punishment
March 22, 1989
Adam supports and aids in Alexis' plans to sabatoge Sable's tankers. Zorelli manages to be reinstated, but ends up dropping his investigation on the Carringtons.
The Son Also Rises
15. The Son Also Rises
March 15, 1989
Blake tries to retake control of Denver-Carrington. Meanwhile, Dex must make a decision; and Zorelli delivers damaging evidence against Blake to Fallon.
House of the Falling Son
14. House of the Falling Son
March 1, 1989
Blake fires Adam; Dex decides to end his affair with Joanna; and Jeff accuses Fallon of not being there for the children.
Virginia Reels
13. Virginia Reels
February 22, 1989
Sable reveals the truth about why she had his lake searched to Blake. Meanwhile, Dex attacks Adam and Zorelli comes across a map that Gibson had.
All Hands on Dex
12. All Hands on Dex
February 15, 1989
Blake and Dex both realize what is hidden at the lake. Meanwhile, Sable threatens Alexis.
Tankers, Cadavers to Chance
11. Tankers, Cadavers to Chance
February 8, 1989
As Sable unfolds a plan that would ruin Alexis' business, Sammy Jo remembers Krystle and Gibson being together at the lake.
Delta Woe
10. Delta Woe
February 1, 1989
Dex finds himself in the line of Virginia's wrath. Meanwhile, Blake learns from Sable that Roger Grimes had visited Jason.
Ginger Snaps
9. Ginger Snaps
January 25, 1989
Hurt that Krystle refuses to undergo surgery, Blake finds it hard to abide by her living will. Meanwhile, Fallon and Zorelli begin a romance.
The Wedding
8. The Wedding
January 11, 1989
As Sammy Jo and Jeff wed, Krystle breaks the news to Blake that she will not undergo the operation.
The Last Hurrah
7. The Last Hurrah
January 4, 1989
Blake tries to save Fallon by burning her picture of Roger Grimes. Meanwhile, Alexis walks in on Dex and Joanna.
Every Picture Tells a Story
6. Every Picture Tells a Story
December 21, 1988
As Fallon searches for clues about the corpse, Dex works to prove that an employee is costing Alexis millions of dollars.
Alexis in Blunderland
5. Alexis in Blunderland
December 14, 1988
Blake is shocked when Zorelli reveals who was murdered. Meanwhile, Krystle continues to be puzzled by her behavior and Adam's assistant steals important files.
Body Trouble
4. Body Trouble
December 7, 1988
Krystle learns why she is acting like she is. Meanwhile, Blake finds a clue in the murder investigation; and Krystle makes a scene at a dinner party.
She's Back
3. She's Back
November 30, 1988
Blake reveals Krystle's medical condition to Virginia as he continues to search for her. Meanwhile, Adam hires an assistant.
A Touch of Sable
2. A Touch of Sable
November 10, 1988
Blake heads to Dayton, Ohio in search of Krystle. Meanwhile, Sammy Jo tampers with murder evidence.
Broken Krystle
1. Broken Krystle
November 2, 1988
Alexis is shocked by the outcome of Dex and Sean's fight. Meanwhile, Blake searches for Krystle after her disappearance and Adam tries to put his marriage back together.
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Where to Watch Dynasty
Dynasty is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dynasty on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, CW Seed and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (8,434)