I didn’t watch Dynasty during it’s original airing. I was only 13 when it began airing, and at the time, I didn’t consider the nighttime soaps my cup of tea. I was more into the action shows of the time and things like Happy Days. I did, however, become a fan of Dallas, but not until I was compelled to check it out due to the “Who shot J.R.” hysteria. After that, I was hooked, but it didn’t persuade me to check out any of the other night-time soaps. Due to streaming these days and access to practically every show ever made, I have decided to give Dynasty a look. I am currently in the first few episodes of season three, and my observations are as follows: I can say that I am enjoying it to an extent; after all, I’m still watching; I can’t help but compare it to Dallas. After all, Dynasty and Dallas were compared heavily in their heyday; Dynasty and Dallas were the big rival series. With that said, it just doesn’t seem to capture my interest and draw me in like Dallas did. It just seems like there isn’t as much going on, and some of it seems a little cheesy. I thought the fight between Alexis and Crystal in Alexis’s house with feathers flying everywhere and them rolling and throwing each other around was over the top. If my memory serves me correctly, I recall a fight between Alexis and Crystal by the pool being a big deal in a later season; I recall that from the commercials and talk back in those days. Was it really more dramatic than the one from season two? I also thought Alexis living in the Art studio on Carrington property was a little much; it just seemed too handy for Alexis to be around. I always thought Alexis was an extremely powerful, J.R.-type woman; does that come later? There are always little comments or events that I find myself thinking, “that was corny.” The pace seems a bit fast too. Sammy Jo appears, and the next thing you know, she’s married to a Carrington, and the next thing I know, she wants a divorce and is gone. It seemed like Fallon was pregnant in one episode and giving birth in the next. Perhaps that is in part due to being able to watch episodes back-to-back instead of having to wait a week. Another thing I’ve noticed is that the Carrington’s don’t seem to have the pull around town like the Ewings did. Sometimes, it seems like the average person doesn’t even know them. If they have interaction with doctors or the police, it’s like their name really doesn’t mean anything. Blake doesn’t just waltz in and get something done riding on his name. But again, that’s just a contrast to Dallas. So, for those who are huge Dynasty fans, do you feel it’s failure to totally capture my interest is partly due to not seeing it during the time period when it came out when it was culturally relevant, or does it get better with future seasons? Perhaps it is difficult watching it for the first time so many years later to feel it’s true glory. With few exceptions, I guess any show from the 70s and 80s would seem cheesy unless one loved it during it’s first run. If I saw Dallas for the first time now, I might think the “Who shot J.R.” thing was corny. I might think, “Really? that’s what all the fuss was about!” I know the ratings got better after season 2, and that Dynasty eventually went to #1, but I have read on the internet where some feel season 2 was the best. With me feeling the way I do now, will the future seasons wow me more, or is season 2 Dynasty at it’s best? I know these comments may seem negative, but I certainly don’t mean it to be a bashing. I’m too old to care or contribute to a Dynasty vs Dallas war; these are just my observations. Perhaps someone can give me some hope for future seasons.