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DYNASTY versus DALLAS versus KNOTS LANDING versus the rest of them

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by James from London, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Luke Fuller

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    Well, it was a very dramatic entering of Alexis on the scene, but after an absence of TWO episodes, not THREE :) It was typical Alexis for season 9 - a dangerous bitch who is able to go after the edge and risk everything. Maybe somebody likes this kind of Alexis but I prefere a different version of this character (mysterious one from season 2 or very rich, married, settled down, but still entertaining from time to time from season 5). Maybe it was a reason why I hated Alexis during this period of the show. She was really destroying lives of people around her. It was not a game anymore, Alexis was a real ticking bomb.
     
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    Well, considering that this was going to be the last year Alexis was going to be a regular, it makes sense that she'd become seriously dangerous, and would need to go. :)
     
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    Will Dynasty's Reunion movie be versus'd? I think it came after Dallas had ended, but Knots Landing was still airing?
     
  4. James from London

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    Yeah, there's a real reckless quality to Alexis and Adam this season, just as there is with Abby on KNOTS and Richard on FALCON CREST. They're all behaving as badly as they ever have. It's as if, all of sudden, they've got nothing to lose, yet there's no concrete reason for it. I find it really exciting!

    Yes it was, but KNOTS didn't air the particular week the DYNASTY reunion was on, so I think I'm gonna cheat and do the DYNASTY, DALLAS and KNOTS reunions altogether. Only 98 episodes of KNOTS, 49 episodes of DALLAS, and 23 episodes of FALCON CREST to go till then!
     
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    I don't really like them but there's something very obscure about these movies, and I think that my recurring Dynasty/TheColbys dreams are in fact about the reunion movie.
     
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    Oh really? :D How so?
     
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    Damn, I just realised too late there's another connection that I missed!

    Firstly, on DALLAS:

    Then, on KNOTS:

    ... including Joan Crawford and Zachary Scott in Mildred Pierce.

    And finally, then in the penultimate scene of the last episode of DYNASTY, Sable refers to Alexis as Mommie Dearest, the name of a book and film about Joan Crawford.

    That's more Soap Land references than even Pee Wee Herman got.
     
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    But that's 49 KNOTS episodes too many. Will you jump right to the Reunions after the last regular DALLAS episode then?
     
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    Oh no, I couldn't do that. I've got to see KNOTS through to the end. I just won't compare it to anything!
     
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    There are still 40 episodes of TNT Dallas.... just a thought. Wouldn't it be funny, the time jumps with Val and Gary for example? ;)
     
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    There’s also forty episodes, give or take the odd two-parter, of original DALLAS before the start of KNOTS. I did consider watching the first 40 eps both DALLASes side by side, but decided that would be too head-mashing.
     
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    "Here are Lucy and Ray fumbling in the hayloft, only to appear some 35 years later as cousin and uncle at Christophers wedding... incest is a game the whole family can play. eeeeew" :eek: :D
     
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