Yesterday and today I've watched the first 4 episodes of season 2, and while I still don't think it's great soap, I really enjoyed all of it. How is that possible, since my main (and only) complaint was that NuDynasty wasn't "soap" enough. Too light-hearted, too much comedy and - most importantly - nothing really mattered. "If they don't care then why should I?" The storylines got more interesting in the second half of season 1 and I believed the show had fixed itself. But I didn't see that improvement in these 4 episodes. And then I thought, is NuDynasty a remake in traditional sense of the word, or is it something else? I would describe it as: bold, brassy, cheeky and very gimmick-y. So, what if NuDynasty is not really a soap, but fabulous pulp based on Dynasty, or the soap genre in general? I've mentioned a few times that I wish that NuD was being produced by the guys from American Horror Story. The funny thing is, AHS is not horror, it's fabulous pulp based on the horror genre. TNT Dallas and Blood & Oil are definitely modern versions of the classic soap genre (please don't turn this into a "what I hate about Dallas" thread because I can read those arguments in hundreds of other threads). I even toyed with the idea that NuDynasty is supposed to be a parody or satire, but in that case they would mock and exaggerate exactly those things that did happen on O.Dynasty, which is not the case here. Then there's the comparison with Desperate Housewives, but I think DH usually attempted to display a sophisticated and (pseudo-) clever kind of humour - sometimes successful, sometimes not. The humour on NuDynasty is no holds barred and often borders on physical sitcom, almost as if the show wants to be over-the-top in every possible way. NuDynasty looks beautiful, and the many short scenes (sometimes nothing but displaying something beautiful) feels a bit "MTV". If you're mentally trying to "change" NuDynasty into something it isn't, then it's probably very painful to watch. But if you see it for what it is (like Fallon said to Liam's mother) - fabulous over-the-top pulp with the occasional poignant character moment - then it's actually quite enjoyable. Anything goes, nothing is sacred, it's a crazy ride. It's not better or worse than O.Dynasty because I feel that they're essentially different genres. imho.