I can see where you are coming from. I was rather annoyed we had the catfight between Fallon and Cristal so soon. A story needs to build, tension needs to arise before we get to the slaps, pulling hair and tearing each others clothes off. The pay off is much more satisfying. I've always appreciated the less is more approach when it comes to a new series of any kind. Concentrate only on the important characters and keep the secondary characters to a minimum. Give the characters time to0 breathe so we can understand their reasoning behind their behaviour. Unfortunately in today's viewing climate the producers/writers believe they need to throw everything at us in 10 second scenes and squeeze in as many plots between commercial breaks. Original Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing understood how to create a great story arc. We all understood (after the classic Who Shot JR?) cliffhanger episode that writers would gives us a great yarn ride towards that end. I also see your point regarding old versus new money. If this Carrington family has been wealthy for some time, why is it they look like they just moved into their new home? It might have been better if Tom was living just down the road in the original Carrington mansion and Blake had just finished construction of the new place.