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The Duchess Elena --- should she have stayed on the show longer?

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Michael Torrance

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    I remember reading some at the time; the one still around is on the French website, but I'll see if I can find some more old ones.

    Well, now we know why you liked that other show I didn't. ;)
     
  2. Willie Oleson

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    Let's try to be realistic here.
    Most of us have watched these soaps from start to finish, if we had been so critical of these stories back then as we are today, none of us would have watched more than 2 or 3 seasons.

    I don't watch soaps because I'm looking for perfection, I watch them because I want to know what happens next.
    Of course it doesn't hurt if the stories and actors are good and I'm not suggesting that we can't distinguish between good soap and bad soap (trust me, I've watched my fair share of trash) but overall it seems that these tv series were entertaining enough to keep us watching.
    THE COLBYS wasn't perfect but it was good, especially if one considers where it came from (Dynasty not being in its best shape) and how they had to reconstruct some of Dynasty's history to make it look as if they had always been there. THE COLBYS wasn't just a soap, it was a miracle!
     
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  3. Ked

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    YES! Off with his head!

    NOOOOOOOO! I want Claudia to go out in that blaze of glory with La Mirage! Or leave in triumph in a limo. ...Although I suppose out of all the main cast, she would be the most eligible to die during the Massacre, and her death would make the event that much more important.

    BUT NOT DOMINIQUE! LET HER LIVE AND BECOME A REGULAR ON THE COLBYS AND HAVE HER CATFIGHT WITH SABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...Ahem. Sorry. I'm calmed down now. :lol:

    That all sounds nice too... but I'm still sold on the idea of Adam killing Elena, maybe strangling her to death... which could serve as an eerie foreshadowing of Blake trying to strangle Alexis. ^^
     
  4. Snarky's Ghost

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    I'd even accept just a few injuries.
     
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    Like what?
     
  6. Willie Oleson

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    Alexis in coma because of a broken nail?
     
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    But you are confusing what we fan(atic)s of soaps do vs. the general public, which is who made the soaps top 5 shows in the 80s. The general public does tune off, and then we have cancellation.

    I agree--it was a miracle that ABC gave them a second season!
     
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    Blake in a coma transferred to Denver hospital bed would even have made the Rita story a little more palatable (though it would still be ridiculous), as opposed to her headaches and poisoning him.

    http://dynastie.wifeo.com/interviews2.php

    Dynasty became the number one show in 1984-1985 thanks to you?
    Yes, I do. I think I was the missing ingredient, when added to the mix of the Shapiros and the Pollocks and Doug Cramer, allowed the show to reach its full potential. But, as I think I have made clear previously, I certainly could not have done it alone.

    You may want to use a better translator than the chrome one which messes some things up.
     
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  9. Willie Oleson

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    Exactly. The connoisseurs could see how great THE COLBYS was, but the general public with poor taste was having none of it.
    And now it's become an obscure cult classic!:dance:
     
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    It's those darn villagers that did not love Dr. Frankenstein's creation!
    PS: I was actually discussing DYNASTY's ratings decline in that thread, and how bad arcs do hurt soaps.But boy did the shoe fit.

    The Frankie Horror Picture Show. :p
     
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    Frankie goes to Hollywood! :D
     
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    Yeah, I think this song is really about The Colbys

    So beautiful:)
     

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