Telly Talk Schemer
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- Plotville, Shenanigan
- Member Since
- April 2002
Of course, and DALLAS wasn't just the one who did it first, it was an international smash hit. Like I said, it would almost be impossible not to mention it.I do acknowledge that DALLAS shaped the genre which DYNASTY followed
I could even accept a comparison about the impact of both show, and Dynasty apparently didn't deliver in the ratings.
But when I read some of those reviews I get the idea that these simple facts have to be explained and justified. It becomes the point of view of the review.
No matter how great the soap is, it will be explained as something that "didn't work", as something that "wasn't as successful as Dallas" - and that's when the review beomes terribly biased.
Dallas was the biggest, but it was not a better Dynasty or a better Knots Landing. And it's mostly the characters that make the show, not the story (imho).
Furthermore, a very strong premise or theme can also be a hindrance to soap operas. Those big feuds in Dallas and Dynasty got a little repetitive at some point, but they were stuck with it.