Rewatching Season 5 (and other surprising things)

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  1. Zara

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    I was watching Ms Mojo and her video about the 10 most ridiculous soap opera plotlines, and the Moldavia Massacre was included. I was surprised, to find the MM-storyline, but not the fake Krystle, as the latter was laughable and didn't have anything to do with "Dynasty" in that sense. The MM wasn't so bad after all, it is memorable because the aftermath didn't hold up to the expectations building inside the drama. But damn, 60 million people watched the last episode of season 5. :eek:

    The fake Krystle destroyed a huge part of the show for me, how I used to lose myself in the Denver world of Carringtons and Colbys. It was more of a day time soap cringe, especially focusing on Blake's lack of marital life with the wife. Rita was just as low opinion as K later became, running to Joel and Sammy Jo for everything.
     
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  2. Snarky's Ghost

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    DYNASTY sadly did everything it could to mimic a daytime -- everything except the cheap videotape. And by late-S6, the original broadcast prints became so shockingly awful that videotape might have been an improvement.
     
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  3. Zara

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    Interestingly, K was aware of her saintly-loving-mother-fortune-teller-I-wish-you-well part she had in the household, telling Blake she wanted to do something on her own (the horses with Daniel), then she could go back dispensing loving advice. You wouldn't have thought she analyzed herself like that, so cynical, as to the person she yet was. In spite of her character she never felt deep and "thinking", Blake was more that way than K.
     
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    Krystle simply had no meaning if she didn't eventually become the psychic-healer I've suggested for Season 8 -- it was the only place the character could go!
     
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  5. Zara

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    That, and the infinity Nazi plotline you crave.
     
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    Infinity??
     
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    As in never ending. ;)
     
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    Actually, it only went on for part of one season, didn't it?
     
  9. Willie Oleson

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    The massacre was an exciting cliff hanger, but it was a terrible decision - even worse than the death of Bobby Ewing because Dallas could have continued without Bobby, and at that time it wasn't decided yet that he'd come back.
    But they knew they wouldn't destroy the entire Denver Dynasty, eventhough that's exactly what they did.
    Dallas explained it as a dream, Dynasty continued as a dream. They were all dead.

    But not Rita, Joel and Sammy Jo :) They were real.
     
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    Eh, I don't think the massacre itself was the problem. The issue wasn't even that nobody important died - it was that the follow-up in every way was such a wet fart; from consequences to the actual production of the whole shebang. They needed to at least have poured money into those first few minutes of the aftermath.
     
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    The castle! The castle!!

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    I don't think it was supposed to look like "a few casualties" (important or not).
    No, they were all killed. And then they weren't, except for the gay and the guest star.
    Eh.
     
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    Eh, I tend to compare the Moldavian massacre to the Melrose Place explosion - both didn't kill anyone, but notice the difference and why one is disappointing and one isn't?

     
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    Eh, there's a difference between lives imperilled (explosions, plane crashes, earthquakes etc) and characters being mowed down.
    If the royal massacre had suggested that they were in danger then it wouldn't have been such a powerful scene. Well of course it is possible to have one, maybe two survivors, and they'd be in critical condition.
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    Or maybe they were all so bored they fell into a deathlike sleep?

    But maybe Falcon Crest's S4 finale was even more ridiculous. Unlike the Melrose Place characters they weren't surrounded by explosions, they were standing in the middle of a giant explosion.
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    It's also a miracle that Pam survived her crash but at least she was burnt beyond all recognition.
     
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    Because the producers were lucky that they had to post-pone the explosion to season 4's premiere instead of season 3's cliffhanger.

    If season 3 had ended with everyone lying on the floor after the explosion, the audience would have spent the whole summer wondering who have survived and would have been VERY angry to find out that only a minor character died.
     
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    Eh, everyone surviving the MP explosion feels more justified: the explosions were happening *inside* the building, and everybody (minus Allison) was *outside* in the courtyard. So they were all out of the line of fire - again, minus Allison. The implication seemed to me that if everybody hadn't been alerted, if they all had stayed inside, they'd all be dead, and blind Allison would no one to help her.
     
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    It always makes me laugh that her last line on the show is literally "YOU WHORE!!!!" - did @Snarky's Ghost invade the writers room? We all love a good last hurrah of yelling "whore" at people.
     
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    Season five is pretty enthralling upon the first viewing--all of the misused guest stars, the wedding in Moldavia--but only when you re-watch do you realize how convoluted the show had become by season's end. It was like five different shows in the course of one hour. And the less said about Rita, the better. I still can't look at George Hamilton without cringing.
     
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