Dynasty Season 9 Thoughts/Reviews

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by JROG, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. JROG

    JROG Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    4,186
    Location:
    Lotus Point
    Ratings:
    +1,733
    Member Since:
    August 05, 2005
    Aaaaah. Finally.

    I have been looking forward to this for a long time.

    You can tell you're in good hands as early as the opening credits: Some of the clips have been changed, but only the ones that were horrible. Blake, Fallon, Sammy Jo, etc. The good ones remained (with the exception of Dana's, who bizarrely gets a shot of the Carrington grounds for her background. Well, I guess she's leaving, so they didn't bother much). They went in and cut out all the bad. It could stand as a metaphor for the whole series!

    How thrilling is it to feel like my brain cells don't have to die to watch the show?

    There was so much fun: Fallon toying with Jeff and Sammy Jo. Sammy Jo throwing champagne at Jeff. Dex and Alexis sharing some truly great scenes. For the first time in all his years, I truly enjoyed Dex: Humorous, fun... he even became sexier!

    It's the kind of thing we see with so many characters: Jeff, now written more specifically as a lovable jerk. Sammy Jo, who hasn't been allowed to be nicely trashy in years. Fallon's return to form, naturally, is the most obvious example. Blake was 'altered' too... or rather, some of his earlier harshness has been reintroduced to the writing, and finally he can
    breathe. I nearly died when he and Jeannette agreed that Krystle has been acting weird for years.

    I love the effort to establish a strong dynamic between Fallon and Adam.

    In typical, Pauls-ian fashion, Krystle's disappearance is used to introduce another story.

    The only regret I have is we don't get to see Krystle get back to her real self, at least not in this episode.

    NO SPOILERS please!

     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    4,527
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +5,925
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Yes. Suddenly, the show can finally breathe...
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,515
    Trophy Points:
    2,396
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +2,586
    Member Since:
    sometime 2005 (i guess)
    Too bad it's as well the shows final breath. :(

    Can't wait to read some more well deserved delightful praise that's to come! :spinning:

    They cut her opening credit from season 7 back in for ... whatever reason. Seems Paulsen liked it better than her wedding-dress-one from S8. Well... not much left of the whole marriage at that point anyway. :D
    Although i do think Leann Hunley looks VERY hot in this S9 opening episode, better than ever! It's something about her hair and her red dress, that makes her extremly sexy there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Miss Piggy and Toni's Very Glamorous Christmas

    Miss Piggy and Toni's Very Glamorous Christmas Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,783
    Trophy Points:
    4,329
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +3,582
    Member Since:
    September 12, 2001 (poster formerly known as Pam's Twin Sister)

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,232
    Trophy Points:
    690
    Location:
    LL
    Ratings:
    +666
    Especially Johnny F. as Blake-- in his 9th season card, he gets out of his helicopter, runs up and stands in front of it (IIRC).
     
  6. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,515
    Trophy Points:
    2,396
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +2,586
    Member Since:
    sometime 2005 (i guess)
    That shot is indeed very nice and fitting - although ironically it's a scene right out of dreadful season 7. :eck:
    Blake was on location there for a meeting with Dex to talk about the pipeline.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,232
    Trophy Points:
    690
    Location:
    LL
    Ratings:
    +666
    johnforsythedynastyseason9.jpg

    Another thing I noticed is that Johnny F.'s name is in the trademark Aurora title font of O-R ABC Dynasty, but the "Starring" appellation above his name is different. Why is that?
     
  8. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    4,527
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +5,925
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    It's looks like "starring" is indeed in Aurora.

    The first episode or so with Beacham in S9 had her "with" in some non-Auroran font but they quickly switched it to Aurora -- but because they re-configured some of the S9 opening credits, her "with" has been non-Aurorafied yet again.

    They did several "sweetening" things for the S9 DVD which were unnecessary and even negative. And that's the problem with sweetening long-after the fact: the entities running the sweetening are sometimes stupid.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,515
    Trophy Points:
    2,396
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +2,586
    Member Since:
    sometime 2005 (i guess)
    What a word! :lol:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Chris2

    Chris2 Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    112
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    United States
    Ratings:
    +163
    I remember that Fallon’s newly-rediscovered feistiness didn’t last for long - soon she was playing victim again in the Roger Grimes plot. I did like her rivalry with Sammy Jo, but that didn’t last long either.
     
  11. Ked

    Ked Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,951
    Trophy Points:
    892
    Ratings:
    +1,573
    I disagree. Sure, she still had her victim moments, but she still had feisty moments throughout the whole season (I don't think that counts as a spoiler, right?).
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,515
    Trophy Points:
    2,396
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +2,586
    Member Since:
    sometime 2005 (i guess)
    Not sure... but we're definitly walking on very thin ice here already, considering he's just seen one episode so far... ;)
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. The holiday Whore

    The holiday Whore Soap Chat Superstar

    Message Count:
    4,119
    Trophy Points:
    1,632
    Ratings:
    +6,748
    Member Since:
    July 2007
    Me no spoily.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    4,527
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +5,925
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    I recommend JROG not read this thread, even when he's posting on it, until he's finished watching Season 9 'causes spoilers gonna spoil.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. JROG

    JROG Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    4,186
    Location:
    Lotus Point
    Ratings:
    +1,733
    Member Since:
    August 05, 2005
    Thanks. That's good advice, and that's what I generally tend to do (skim posts just in case, because things always slip out).

    But, of course, one can always not discuss anything beyond the episode I'm on and create their own season 9 thread if they absolutely must! LOL
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. JROG

    JROG Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    4,186
    Location:
    Lotus Point
    Ratings:
    +1,733
    Member Since:
    August 05, 2005
    A Touch of Sable

    Sable has arrived! She was so complex on THE COLBYS and there was just this way they wrote her that was utterly unique. I hope this show does her justice, because I get the sense it's not easy. I loved Alexis' line about Sable tripping on her tongue or something, and how quickly Sable got involved in messing with Alexis.

    Collins always was the most free/animated of the cast, even in the worst years, but man has she been unleashed here! She looks like she's having the time of her life. I kinda hate the new hair but like little moments like when she took Dex's bow tie and put it on herself. Very sexy, very playful.

    I also really like how utterly J.R.-like Adam has turned, even if I think the switch over was perhaps a little abrupt. Of course, he always had it in him, we've seen it before, and you can justify it through his loss of his wife and son. His arguments with Fallon are fun.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
  17. The holiday Whore

    The holiday Whore Soap Chat Superstar

    Message Count:
    4,119
    Trophy Points:
    1,632
    Ratings:
    +6,748
    Member Since:
    July 2007
    Sable is great in season 9. Maybe not exactly the Sable from The Colbys, she's a little different, but I think I can see why she is. And she never lets up on being that fabulous diva.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Michael Yule Torrance

    Michael Yule Torrance Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,354
    Trophy Points:
    892
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alexis' studio
    Ratings:
    +2,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Member Since:
    2017 I think (unless it is 2016)
    I'd be interested to hear how you think Sable is different. I thought so too--Sable was more vulnerable on THE COLBYS and also more of a bad schemer where things blew up on her face more than panned out. She is quite the calculating clever bitch on DYNASTY, and has a darker side than she did before, especially in the early episodes.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Willie O! Tannenbaum

    Willie O! Tannenbaum drilling for soap

    Message Count:
    8,440
    Trophy Points:
    8,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewherie on the prairie
    Ratings:
    +15,838
    Member Since:
    April 2002
    A bad schemer is still a schemer:)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  20. The holiday Whore

    The holiday Whore Soap Chat Superstar

    Message Count:
    4,119
    Trophy Points:
    1,632
    Ratings:
    +6,748
    Member Since:
    July 2007
    I'll PM you as I don't want to talk much about events of Season 9 here in case of Spoilers.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page