Linda. looks. DYNAMITE.... no nervous rambling about pretentious nothings while avoiding an actual plot.
BRAVO. The potential of this storyline was never fully reached, for me. I liked someone's season 10 fanfiction that attempted to complete the arc with Alexis' tormented nightmares while hospitalized following the Carlton fall, where she was confronted by the spirit of that child. It was great!
We would have overdosed--so the brass started diluting it to protect us.What would have happened if the show had stayed like this -- well written and well acted and where the past seems real?
Maybe that was partially in response to the audience, or media (although things weren't so interactive back then).Also because too many people started to have a say in what DYNASTY "should look like" and "feel like."
Oh, I can't really go along with that. I'd heard in the spring of 1988 that a "Dallas head honcho" would be taking over DYNASTY in the fall, but it wasn't until I saw the first episode of season 9 that I realized that it was the DALLAS honcho who'd made DALLAS work so well from 1982 to 1985 and again in '86/'87, because his style was written all over this new season of DYNASTY (even though it was clearly too late to save it, especially given the time slot change).And while Paulsen himself was a good choice for season nine, I think the mere fact that there was a single showrunner and a single creative vision for the show was itself more important than the fact that this was Paulsen.
Oh, I know... vapid, listless, unfocused.... Joan tries to keep it flowing, while Linda's less-is-more approach -- though better than squeaking -- comes off like her Klonopin dosage needs to be adjusted.From that............ to this:
How the hell did Joan know how to play that role so damn perfectly? How was it all so good. The perfect ingredients.Joannie makes you wanna scream. When she played Alexis with this cool yet vicious calm, you didn't know whether to ball up and cry or rip her limb from limb. Hence Linda's perfect reactions almost every time.
Because Alexis was everything Joan ever wanted to be and more. Having spent her life playing understudy, handmaiden, and low-budget leftover pick-up gal to the diva-actresses of yore, she knew that woman. When it came time to put on the other shoe, I think it just came natural.How the hell did Joan know how to play that role so damn perfectly? How was it all so good. The perfect ingredients.
This scene has so much going for it (Krystle on the attack and Alexis on the defense, the past being used in a meaningful way) but Linda Evans's heart isn't in it. She wanted out and it shows. Krystle should have been furious that the woman who killed her child is trying to be the governor of Colorado, but instead she acts as if she is simply upset Blake is being inconvenienced by Alexis' run. Of course the director is someone new they brought in for a couple of episodes (Harry Falk) so I am willing to bet whatever Joan Collins brought to the scene was brought by her (no Don Medford or Irving J. Moore or Jerome Courtland).Oh, I know... vapid, listless, unfocused.... Joan tries to keep it flowing, while Linda's less-is-more approach -- though better than squeaking -- comes off like her Klonopin dosage needs to be adjusted.
It's the producers' fault, though. There's no reason that this scene shouldn't work -- except for the fact that Alexis correctly calls Krystle's bluff, and that empty threat which shouldn't be empty has everything to do with why the moment can't work.
It's not serious, the threat from Krystle in the Season 8 season posted. Blake says "don't" and so Krystle stops pursuing it. Storyline over.Still, at this point I didn't know how serious or unserious Krystle's threat was, so I suppose the script was effective enough.
I like her voice in this scene, it's smoke-y and velvety, like her hair and fur.than the high-pitched squeaky one they're used to hearing in the subsequent seasons.
Before this scene? Did we already know that she couldn't or wouldn't do it?Blake says "don't" and so Krystle stops pursuing it
yeah, in the beginning of the episode Blake tells her he wants to win based on issues, not character assassination. There had also been some references in season 8 that the Alexis-Blake relationship has been different/not so hostile after SingaporeI like her voice in this scene, it's smoke-y and velvety, like her hair and fur.
But it must be difficult to raise and contain your voice at the same time. It usually sounds false.
Joan's voice was also softer in her first seasons.
Before this scene? Did we already know that she couldn't or wouldn't do it?
Yes, this season 8 scene at least doesn't have her typical shrieky stuff. But, as I said, her less-is-more approach is almost too subdued in this -- and I'm usually all for Krystle being self-restrained.I like her voice in this scene, it's smoke-y and velvety, like her hair and fur.