If they had actually filmed on location ...

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  1. Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

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    DALLAS filmed six weeks every summer in Texas. FALCON CREST filmed every summer in Napa. KNOTS, naturally, had the beach nearby.

    DYNASTY only took the cast to Denver once, and that was to film inside at the 1983 Carousel Ball, using no opportunity at all to do any exterior shooting except to see the actors enter the party from the sidewalk.

    But if DYNASTY had filmed a month -- or even a week -- every summer away from Hollywood, where would you have them film? It seems obvious that a little street shooting could be done in downtown Denver; and the exterior of Filoli, south of San Francisco, in the estate's gardens seems like a must. But where should they film in order to capture the majestic terrain surrounding the mansion?

    Since DYNASTY and its environs should have been like Colorado on steroids, I always think Glacier National Park (a few hundred miles north in Montana just below the Canadian border) would have been fabulously idyllic.

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    Beautiful! I would have loved a scene with two characters and that background; similar to the good-bye scene Krystle and Matthew have in the pilot.
     
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    Although Glacier National Park in Montana is my first choice, at least a few days of annual filming at Rocky Mountain National Park would have been nice, doubling as the estate -- and this would be even more important than filming on the streets of downtown Denver or Filoli (because those can be more easily faked) for establishing locational ambience.

    Oh, to hell with taking the cast. Just some lousy 2nd Unit stock footage would've helped.

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    Can anyone find the mansion?:
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    :D

    This is better -- the shadows on the mansion now match the terrain around it:

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    The considerably lack of exterior scenery on this show always bugged me the most about it.
     
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    Snarky's Ghost deserves a f*cking prize for her/his devotion to Dynasty!

    KUDOS.
     
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    Well. Heh. Sorta.
     
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