Even if DYNASTY hadn't suffered the flaws that it did as a series, at its very best it still wasn't ever going to be a real blueblooded, high society kind of family. And why not? Because it's Hollywood: they're on TV, it's cast with movie-star "types" of actors (even if they weren't all actually movie stars) hired for their charisma and looks, and the goal is to appeal to a somewhat bourgeois audience who likes those things and only feel they can relate to these rich people when they're chosen by producers for beauty and likeability. And I think that's fine. But did DYNASTY need to show the Carringtons in the social milieu of other families or at least a single family which really, really seemed more upper crust than Blake's clan did or ever could? Maybe not The Colbys, because they needed to be similarly star-like, as they were spinning off to their own series... But perhaps the Fallmonts? Instead of the boring, clinically-depressed Fallmonts we saw, perhaps they could have been more of a high-society, east cost, ivy league kind of political family, one that lived mostly in Colorado because of Dad's local career but had the proper level of snootery and polish and prim sophistication that a New England/Washington D.C. dynasty might. Obviously, some cast changes with the Fallmonts would be in order to achieve this.