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Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Toni, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Enthusiast

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    As I have done already with the other three major supersoaps, some "Dynasty"-themed videos are coming soon, starting with the Top Ten episodes. Anyway, since both Spelling soaps are included in my video "Top 39 most-watched supersoaps", I decided to open now this thread and post it here too.

    This time I went for something a bit more ambitious and, instead of a Top Ten, I decided to do a Top 39. Why this number? Because it turns out to be the number of Season Finales that were aired by the American networks in the 80´s (1980-89) but didn´t end up being Series Finales. So the endings of "Dynasty", "Falcon Crest" and "Flamingo Road" are left out. On the contrary, I did include the fabulous Series Finale of "The Colbys" because it sort of continued on "Dynasty"...

    Sorry for the low quality of some of the clips, but you know, better than anyone, how hard can be to get decent clips of "Falcon Crest" or "Dynasty". It´s a countdown list, from the one with a lower number of viewers to the one who topped the list (shhhh...). I used the Nielsen audience numbers for the respective weeks, not the overall ranking for the whole season nor the "share" info. I hope TPTB allow me to keep this video online, but so far it seems there´s hardly anything in it that deserves my beheading...

    As usual, please express your opinions in this thread (though I will post the video in the other forums' thread for my Top Ten videos). Enjoy the images and think that some excellent cliffhangers were seen by not too many people (for the era, because now all of them surpass most of the cable shows...).

     
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  2. Willie Oleson

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    Thanks, Toni! The video looks like a lifetime of fabulous soap misery.

    Dynasty's S1 cliffhanger at #25?? America had one of the best shows and they didn't even know it.
     
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  3. Michael Torrance

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    It's interesting that the most talked about cliffhangers of each show ("Royal Wedding" for Dynasty and "A House Divided" for Dallas) are not their most popular. But such is the fickle nature of ratings. And I agree with @Willie Oleson that Dynasty's best cliffhanger (and my favourite of any soap) is the mystery wife walking in at the trial as the surprise witness. When she walked in, before Collins was even cast, the music and the others' reactions foretold that s@it was going to hit the fan. I do remember liking "The Cabin," though I wish the show had done a better job creating a mystery out of the culprit. Camille Marchetta, undoubtedly the creator of the cliffhanger as a device, knew that it's not about what happens (J.R. is shot) but about the journey there.
     
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    Season 4 had the weakest finale imo. There was zero suspense to watch Alexis in jail, and Fallon's accident (or something like that) was even more bizarre than the UFO.
    Matthew's return was bollocks too but at least there was the surprise.
     
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    its´s interesting the cabin fire had better ratings than Moldavia and Pam´s car accident had better ratings then the seasons before
    even though super soaps were on their way down ...
     
  6. Toni

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    Hello les amis de la Dynastie (c´est chic, la Piggy says...)! :danc:

    I am working on a Top 10 Episodes video for "Dynasty" and I was wondering if you would give me a hand so the final choice of eppis may be more representative of true fans' preferences. If you wanna join me in this, please say in this thread which episodes of the show are your favorites and why. I will list 10 (plus "honorable mentions") in my video, but any number of titles will be welcome here, and those that will get more votes, will be included in the Top 5. :clap:

    If you don´t mind, I´d put in the "info bubbles" those comments that I find more fun, meaningful or witty. Bitchiness is welcome! Of course, your forum´s nicknames would be listed at the end (unless specified otherwise) in the most "dynastic" way and the best possible taste! No need to say that this has nothing to do with WC Die-nasty... :eek:

    One last thing: Season Premieres and Finales are not eligible (they both will have their own Top 10 video together with the other major soaps), but the Pilot is. See below a complete list of the whole series and links to the synopses for each of the nine seasons:
    https://sites.google.com/site/supersoapsdynasty/home/episodes-episodios

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    "Miss Piggy who? I won´t accept that call after what happened at the yacht!"​
     
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  7. Luke Fuller

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    I am afraid that numbers related to episodes represent ratings, it means percentage of households. For example, Colorado Roulette episode (Dynasty, season 8) had rating 16.1 % or 14.3 milion of households. I am surprised that a cliffhanger of season 1 had such a good rating, because this episode did not appear in week TOP 20.
     
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  8. Toni

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    Luke, my initial plan was to make the Top 39 list with the share numbers (=percentage of households watching) but I went for million viewers instead because the share thing is too confusing for many people starting with me. 16,1 was given in million and not in percentage, upon the Nielsen ratings. Besides, a show can have a big number of viewers one week, but not be in the top 20 because a lot of other shows surpassed it and made it place in, let´s say, number 32. The main thing in this is if you liked to see these cliffhangers put together or not, the rest is math and cold statistics. By the way, the Season 1 cliffhanger of "Dynasty" was placed in Number 25. I wouldn´t call that a good rating.
     
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    Ratings...numbers….percentages....Nielsen...Cheers...time slot...more ratings...more numbers...
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    Here´s this week´s first Top 10 video, now for the best Character Introductions in a Primetime Soap. "Return" scenes are discarded because they will have their own Top 10. Meaning that, Alexis´s is in, but not Abby´s in the last episode of KL. This is actually another Dynasty-fest, so I will have to go to the doctor´s for a check-up! Again, sorry for the poor quality of some clips and the expanded version of others. I didn’t really mean for Beacham´s breasts to look so...well, you will know what I mean when you watch it. Three Dynasty & Colbys stars (+plus another "honorably mentioned") are in this!

    Enjoy this video and get ready for another one soon!

     
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    From now on this character will be played by...
    No, seriously, TPTB are against me again and I re-posted the Top 10 Character Introductions video here:
    https://dai.ly/x7bon6u
     
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    I think Donna Redd as Ellie was more intriging than Jessica on Dallas.
    Francesca and Nicole Sauget were better introduced than Jordon Roberts on FC.
    Cathy was the most exciting introducting on KL as far as I remember ...

    outstanding were Adam, Dominique and Alexis on Dynasty
     
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    - "A love remembered" is outstanding! Dynasty´s big rivals back in love. The viewers glimpse what both had in common.
    - 207 "the wedding" the most emotional episode of the show and Krystle´s good-bye which brought me tears
    - a dead body, Krystle is missing and Alexis gets a "Touch of Sable". the battle of the bitches begin ...
    - "the rig" explosion which sets Blake´s life in danger and changes Ben from evil brother to good uncle + a catfight we waited for years
    - Alexis celebrates "the ball" at the mansion - but before the night is over Blake has his empire back
    - while "the titans" celebrate their pipeline, Alexis is a nun and Krystle in trapped in the attic + the introduction of the Colbys
    - the whole Carrington family is in "the trial". Who will win? Ben or Blake ?
    - Alexis brings Ben to the "Masquerade" ball; Blake looks nearly as surprised as he was when Alexis entered the courtroom; Alexis learns of Caress' secret book. You feel something big is comming.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your answer @colbyco! I will take all those titles into account, though some of them were in my list too! I hope to get more votes in this thread before 2019 ends... :cool1
     

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