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  1. Michael Torrance

    Who were the hottest couple in Dynasty Town?

    And probably did each other's hair that night.
  2. Michael Torrance

    Changes to your forums

    Yes, we have heard it is part of weird things across the pond, like those extra"u"s in "favourite," "neighbour" etc.
  3. Michael Torrance

    Things wrong with Season 9

    I agree with the all the other things. But I liked Alexis appearing and instantly being a menace when she did, and Krystle had become too stale (same for B+K). As for Alexis and Sable, I do strongly disagree. The show was always built on a dynamic of two women at odds (Fallon vs Krystle season...
  4. Michael Torrance

    Chase Gioberti: worst character in falcon crest

    Alas, DYNASTY, which started before Falcon Crest, had Blake Carrington as its main character and its ethically questionable one in season 1, so it would have been great to have THAT Blake against Alexis, but Forsythe kept demanding they change his role, and with Collins' arrival they found it...
  5. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    When she cut him out of her will in season 4 and told him he is no longer her son? Or in season 3, when she blackmailed him to sabotage Steven and Blake's dinner even though Adam wanted to smooth things out with his brother?
  6. Michael Torrance

    Watching DYNASTY in HD: Season 5, episode 10: Kristina

    The sad thing is, I did sit down expecting to just spend 43 minutes of HD 80s DYNASTY nostalgia. But then the episode happened. :rolleyes:
  7. Michael Torrance

    Who were the hottest couple in Dynasty Town?

    What is it that I like in this picture, s-pec-ifically, I wonder?
  8. Michael Torrance

    The EU’s recovery fund is a benefit of Brexit

    Except now the Tories really do not care, since they have the scapegoat of COVID on which to blame the economic downturn.
  9. Michael Torrance

    What is Coming?

    But is that really interesting? This forum's first life started as a Dallas forum, so we know that is the soap with the highest number of fans here.
  10. Michael Torrance

    Donald Trump calls for a delay to the 2020 US Election

    There are always people who do not really want to make an actual choice and be held accountable for it later, but just want to keep the right to criticize from a higher-than-thou vantage point and tell others "I told you so." They can be far right or far left, and it does not matter the opinion...
  11. Michael Torrance

    Did one of Dynasty's wittiest lines come from...

    DYNASTY in season 1 was a much cleverer, more sophisticated show than anything on TV at the time--and certainly eons ahead of the Dallas country bumpkins. I imagine season 1's Fallon, Cecil, and Stephen mocking the characters in later seasons: some of their surely favourite targets: later...
  12. Michael Torrance

    Watching DYNASTY in HD: Season 5, episode 10: Kristina

    So once upon a time (aka quite recently) Amazon recently started offering season 5 in HD, so I decided to buy it. It was weird why they only decided to offer this season in HD, but after all this was the highest rated one by Nielsen (it was the #1 show during the 1984-85 season) so maybe there...
  13. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    Esther Shapiro said in THE DYNASTY YEARS that feedback from the network and focus groups came too late for her to change anything and at any rate she had to trust her instinct. Then in the SOAPNET marathon commentary she said the audience did not care for the Blaisdels so they were written off...
  14. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    "A Love Remembered Part I" : 18.7 "A Love Remembered Part II" : 19.6 (and back in the top 20 of Nielsen) That 19.6 was the second highest, with the highest being the premiere episode "The Victory" at 20.1 (#15 in the ratings). In the second episode they had an 18.7 and #20 in the ratings, and...
  15. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    On paper, it was a combination of factors, from wider cultural change (soon to be solidified with Black Monday in 1987) to TV change with the rise of family-focused programming to focus groups telling them that DYNASTY, with Blake trying to kill Alexis for instance, had gone too far. In...
  16. Michael Torrance

    How do I get...

    I may not have the most, but I do get to have the last word. Momentarily anyway. :D
  17. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    I did not want her to be some idealist who does not care for money. But it is possible to care for your work and seek to make money in the field. Look at Steven Bochco in the 80s. Or really, look at David Jacobs. Based on how superb season 1 of DYNASTY was, I never would have guessed the mess...
  18. Michael Torrance

    Why did DYNASTY writing go bad?

    Then how did Dex and Amanda stay in that cabin because of all that snow in "Swept Away?"
  19. Michael Torrance

    Donald Trump calls for a delay to the 2020 US Election

    Yeah, though Trump has no problem breaking the law and seeing what he can get away with. The Supreme court ordered him to give his tax returns to the Manhattan D.A., and he still refuses to do it. And yet there are still some people making naive or ludicrous (take your pick) arguments that...
  20. Michael Torrance

    Donald Trump calls for a delay to the 2020 US Election

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/us/politics/election-postponed-canceled.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Could the general election be postponed or canceled? "Only with enormous difficulty. The date of the general election is set by federal law and has been fixed since...
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