Which season would this version of the DYNASTY theme be right for?

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    I've posted, somewhat facetiously, that the parfum commercial with Jackie Junior had the tone I vaguely envision for, say, Season 4. (Ironically, Miss Portman's new ad has her getting married at The DuCap in Antibes -- set to a Joplin song!)

    Anyway, which season would you think this 'cascading strings' version of the DYNASTY theme fit?:

     
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    Oh that's season 5! Without a doubt! It just has to be.
     
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    That's what I thought too, it's so lush.
    Except the "break part" at 0:46 (also known as the subtle "pling-plang-plong" from season 1) is a little too quiet compared to the rest of the score.
    That very same (but different) break at 1:51 is exquisite (but it's really two different versions of the theme).
     
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    This could've been a good version of the theme tune from seasons 5-6
     
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    Yes, it would have been perfect for season 5, the "Fairy Tale" season! :D
     
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    Hmmm... Most people seem to feel it fits Season 5 or 6. I like to place it in DYNASTY's phantom Season 10 (which never happened) but that's probably cheating.
     
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    Season five. The other seasons' plots don't match the theme in the video.
     
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    It's fitting then that S7 and S8 had the worst "screech of a skinned cat" sound to them.
     
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    Nearly everybody's saying they feel it's right for Season 5, but S5 already has a slightly Christmassy arrangement that fits the winter holiday affectations of that year -- although both should have been a little intensified.

    The reason I think I'd like it for S4 is that that was the early season where DYNASTY aimed for (though fell short of) a gothicky, sophisticated poshness, which this cascading strings version would complement.
     
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    I'd love to hear a Geoff Zanelli version for season 9:
     
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    Inside my head -- which either objectively listens to nature or just subjectively listens to my tinnitus -- I always want the orchestrations from S1, S2 and S3 to be exactly what they were.

    I like the Christmassy tone of S5 and the tambourine-laced march of S6, but want them intensified.

    But S7 thru S9, I want to hear something entirely different than what they gave us: I want bells and chimes for S7, and pipe organ and a men's choir for S8 (you should really hear this as I hear it), and a piano, harpsichord and children's choir for S9.

    I don't know why. That's just what I want to hear -- especially if S7 and S8 didn't, y'know, suck donkeys.

    Which leaves either S4 (I like the increased use of the triangle) or phantom S10 to adopt the Mantovani cascading strings sound from the video in the original post -- which evokes a late-'50s/early-'60s zeitgeistiness and, hence, the rarefied peak of something.

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    Dynasty The Early Years should have that 60s organ sound, like House Of The Rising Sun.
     
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    And then a xylophone & bongo version for Season 11.

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    Hmm, I'm not a huge fan of the xylophone sound - but a lounge-y bongo version would be awesome. Is season 11 a new beginning, spring or summer perhaps?
     
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    This is the true Dallasty! :D

     
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    Yes. underscored with a frog quartet.
     
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    Hmm, but a Flamingo Road-esque version would be better suited for DIAHANNASTY, don't you think?
     
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    That's really what I was thinking. But I didn't want to sound racist.
     
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    It would have been a great spin-off
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    Dominique's brother?
     
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    So disquieting.
     

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