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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.
Say what you will about Alexis Carrington (the inimitable Joan Collins in her signature role), but not even she at her greedy, manipulative, and scheming worst would have sanctioned the splitting of Dynasty's third season into two volumes. And this, mind you, is the woman hell bent on ruining the lives of ex-husband Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and his "sweet" wife of two years, Krystle (Linda Evans), whom Alexis disdainfully calls, "the once and future secretary." To attain the money and power she needs to put her best laid plans into action, she compels a hospital bed wedding to her barely conscious fiancé, Cecil Colby (Lloyd Bochner), who has suffered a massive coronary ("We have to get back at Blake," she pleads). Later, she will uproot the life of Mark Jennings (Geoffrey Scott), Krystle's former husband, from whomsurprise, surpriseshe is not legally divorced. Alexis is the straw that stirs this intoxicating cocktail, but Season Three of this era-defining prime time soap is its most intoxicating yet (and marked the show's emergence for the first time in the Nielsen ratings' Top Five). Dynasty distinguished itself from Dallas by putting business on the back burner, and turning up the heat on its characters' outrageous private lives. As the season begins, Jeff (John James) and Fallon's (Pamela Sue Martin) baby is still missing, leading to one of the series' all-time great OMG moments, as the undone Claudia (Pamela Bellwood) clutching what is apparently the baby, accidentally sends it plummeting off a rooftop. The biggest development this season is the introduction of Michael Torrence (Gordon Thomson), a Billings, Montana lawyer, who learns on his grandmother's deathbed that he is actually Blake and Alexis's first-born son, Adam Carrington, who was kidnapped as an infant. Turns out that as the tree is bent, so are the twigs. No sooner does Alexis set Adam up at ColbyCo then he pits himself against the good and decent Jeff and has his office redone with toxic paint. On the homefront, Fallon wants a divorce and, in a bid for self-actualization, takes over the "white elephant" La Miranda Hotel, where she meets and flirts with "Michael," not realizing he is her long lost sibling. Her discovery of his identity when Alexis introduces them is just another priceless moment that makes this season, and this set, essential for Dynasty fans. Too bad it tops out at 12 episodes, right about the time that Heather Locklear re-appears as Sammy Jo (that's Samantha to you), with the missing and presumed dead Steven's baby. Damn you, Paramount; just when things are really getting good. --Donald Liebenson
I loved the series Dynasty then and I have not lost my zeal for it now. I enjoy going back to all the lavishness and the story lines and the entire cast always leaves you aching... Read morePublished 18 months ago by EmeraldsOnly
I never expected this to that good. I am glad I bought this movie. Joan Collins plays her part very well.Published 20 months ago by Rosi Kendrick
A bit pricey but still worth the investment. It was fun to watch the continuing battles between the Carrington's & Colby's originally aired over 25+ years ago.Published on July 17, 2013 by Diana Pfender
It has always been my favorite nighttime serial. Season 3 Vol.1 is great just for the scene where Alexis weds Cecil Colby on his deathbed. One serial you can watch over and over. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by K. Nolting
i just love the series and wish season 7--8---and 9 ---would be available .Hopefully very soon .
I am very pleased with my purchases Dynasty
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On the bright side, at least one has time to get some money together for the next season, so no harm to the monthly budget. Still, it would be nice to have all seasons available and ready to download.
Jan 15, 2011 by TCG | See all 2 posts
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The only thing we can do is wait until the 2nd half of season 3 comes out, then Amazon will offer them as a set for a better price. But I agree it sucks to release it that way. Don't they realize a lot of us won't buy ANY part of the season till we can get the whole thing?
Mar 23, 2008 by D. Willoughby | See all 11 posts
if I had known it would take 20 years to complete my purchase of the Dynasty series, I never would have started, what a dissapointment
Jan 12, 2011 by Susan Corder | See all 2 posts