Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by ClassyCo, Jun 27, 2018.
Who would say are the worst characters the show had to offer? Why are they the worst?
If forced to choose: Lady Ashley. The combination of solicitouness and haughty disdain was more a peculiarity of McGraw’s constipated acting style, but disliked it in an irrationally intense way. The breathless midatlantic whinings of early Samms follows a close second.
We've had a lot of these threads over the years, particularly with DYNASTY.
The recasts I can do without entirely (although I'd like Samms on THE COLBYS as a Fallmont).
Mark Jennings didn't work because of the casting. Tracey Kendall didn't work because she was soccer mom, and a none-too-clever one at that. Peter deVilbis and his eurotrash casting might have worked had the show around him been better, but, barring that, his part doesn't work. Susan Scannell's role didn't work, but could've. King Galen was poorly cast. Bart Fallmont was badly cast -- twice. Cassie Yates' character didn't work. Cuzn Virginia was okay until she became upset and then all her dialogue sounded dubbed and probably was.
King Galen (of all the exotic actors they could have cast for this role...,)
Tanner McBride, such a time-waster
Daniel Reece (because I think we should have seen more of Sam Dexter)
Virginia Metheny - that victim-y skank.
Oh, yeah, Daniel Reece (Rock was just too sick) and Lady Ashley (Ali's acting was just too sick).
And I've never gotten the fandom over Clay, either; gimme some Prince Michael any day.
It was equally sick in The Winds Of War, but somehow it made sense for that character. I actually liked it better than Jane Seymour's (much better) performance in War And Remembrance.
-Peter Da Vulva and Nicole Marge Simpson.
-The Guy with the Big Brows who dated Val on KL.
-The whole Moldavia clan.
-The whole Fallmont clan (minus shirtless Clay!).
-Sable´s god-ugly assistant.
I loved Winds of War (not the sequel) and I think the reason MacGraw worked there is that she was playing the cougar to equally wooden Jan Michael Vincent. Between the two of them, Hitler looked more human.
I think I would have liked it better if that story had focussed on Tracey vs. Krystle, instead of Tracey vs. Blake & Krystle's marriage.
Why did Alexis have to be the only woman in Krystle's life?
Both mini-series excelled in miscasting, except for Polly Bergen and Günter Meisner who gave a magnificent performance as Hitler in WOW.
Oh, yes, I forgot all about Nicole Simpson. Hated her. A pitiful Fallon wannabe replacement that fell flat on her somewhat attractive face. Mark Jennings I liked alright, but he did get kind of drab after a while. As for Lady Ashley, I don't know if I can remember anything she did besides die in the massacre. Was there anything else significant to her character? Not right off the top of my head there wasn't.
The Fallmont was always miscalculated, but it did have potential, or at least they did to me. I would like to have seen more of Bart instead of Clay probably, and I would have liked for Steven to have been involved (if only rumored) with Bart. Sammy Jo's fling with Clay provided for a nice looking on-screen couple, but that's about all. I don't think there was any untapped potential there, either. Because there didn't seem to have been any from the start.
I vaguely remember Tracey Kendall and her contribution to the show's fourth season. The main thing that I remember about her is not from the episodes themselves, but from the opening: Deborah Adair cuddling up in a mink stole. Isn't that right? I believe it is. In saying that, Tracey could have been a lot more. As someone said above, I wish she had been more of a threat to Krystle instead of to the marriage as a whole, but she never became one really. There was always this lingering "Will She Be a Threat?" scenario that seemed to surround her as a I recall, but I don't recollect anything that would have caused Krystle to loose any significant amount of sleep.
King Galen, and most of the Moldavian-centered stories and characters, I could have easily done without. I liked Prince Michael alright, but he soon got too macho or egotistic and I didn't miss him once he left.
There was something about her that I liked.
I just felt sorry for her, like I felt sorry for all the women who fell for Jeff.
Frankly, even when he was completely gay I thought Steven had a better relationship with Sammy Jo than Fallon with Jeff.
I could not see Prince Michael being good in sex. Clay on the other hand...
Well, if you look at it from that angle, Nicole didn't really have anything sort of chance making a good relationship with Jeff. All of Jeff's relationships seemed to hit the rocks; sometimes quickly, and almost always because he was a jerk.
I like the idea of Nicole and Peter as a couple, not in a romantic way but purely based on scoundrel-ism.
As a rule, I don't object to royal members.
There I fixed it for you.
It's really very similar to how Alexis treated Krystle: she couldn't stand Krystle's divine grace and kindness. Same with Frankie.
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The Fallmonts ended up being massive bores. There was potential if the writing had been better, but isn't that the case with most of Dynasty?
Cuzzin Veerginia gets on my tits. One of season 9s blunders. She might have worked with a better actress though.
Terri Garber’s character, I can never remember her name, just remember I couldn’t stand the utter yawnsville character
Jackie, Dominique’s daughter. Dynasty’s version of Dallas frightful Charlie Wade
Amanda version two
Fallon version two until the last season when she just became superb
Lady Ghastly (Ashley)
King Galen (funny I couldn’t stand his Dallas stint either)
Adam version two in the mini series conclusion
Cassie boring, Nicole, Virginia, Tracey Kendall didn’t leave any fond memories, all quite forgettable lol
Other than that the show was great! ;-)
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