Telly Talk Mega Star
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That was this peach cobbler/flan mixture's problem to begin with, that it believes fans are bi-polar and can laugh at their insipid jokes one minute and then be emotionally moved the next. Maybe that is the attention span of the modern teen, and their emotions really do last as long as a reddit clip, so they are writing for their target audience.There was a really sharp scene between Cristal (whom Fallon is openly referring to as "NuCristal," which just slays me) and Alexis where Cristal boils it all down, pointing out that Alexis has no friends left in Atlanta society, her family can't stand her, and she's essentially a pest lingering around the house with no purpose (I can't recall the exact phrasing). I remember thinking Cristal outlined Alexis's situation to a level that took things beyond the comic relief situation that she's in. In other words, she was "too" real, and actually broke the fourth wall a bit by explaining the situation the way viewers might view it, and not the characters in their version of reality.
Perhaps MTV is to blame after all because when I began watching Lorimar Dallas all those years ago I had just become a teenager. I don't think the writers/producers had me in mind when creating Dallas or perhaps I was more astute to good television.Maybe that is the attention span of the modern teen, and their emotions really do last as long as a reddit clip, so they are writing for their target audience.
ITA. I think there are way too many episodes either devoted to a theme (parties, club opening, weddings, holiday, Paraguay) or parody (OZ dream, Say Yes) that it misses the mark on just regular continuous storytelling and focus on character motivations. The other stuff just feels like filler fluff. I do like the Easter eggs to the original, but I'm struggling to see how NuDynasty is creating it's own personality and identity without having to borrow from elsewhere. I think it's also lacking an innovative spirit that was very present in the original. I think you hit the mark with the show not being able to create dramatic situations without inserting stupid jokes and one-liners - it drives me mad since often they aren't funny in the slightest, but rather irritating. Characters feel like they are talking at each other instead of to each other.I was so desperate to like this show, season 1 was so much better - the Thanksgiving episode with psycho Claudia, Alexis coming back, the wonderful season finale! I agree with the other posters in this thread who are searching for the purpose and goal of this show. The entire episode was devoted to silly "Say Yes to the Dress" parody and Alexis getting humiliated and downright bullied by Cristal 2.0 and Fallon. What the hell? She's a mess of a character. This Alexis has no presence, she's just strolling down the hallways of the mansion in her tacky and ridiculous outfits. This show misses atmosphere, there is no sense of danger anymore, nothing's at the stake. It's obvious that things will not improve at this point. I'm sick and tired of Fallon and her love life and her dominant attitude. Her lines, her attitude, everything about her feels overdone and unnatural.
They have no idea how to create a dramatic situation without the redundant insert of stupid jokes and one-liners. This "Dynasty" feels like a series of gags or parody scenes glued together. Even rich people can feel REAL. The first season of Dirty Sexy Money is a great example. They were rich, crazy, imperfect and complex characters who still had their own insecurities and troubles. Look at Succession on HBO, they know how to balance comedy and drama and manage to make crazy situations realistic and not over the top.
But will it be like the saying? "To little, to late." How can we be expected to take this version of Alexis seriously if the writers won't. There would have to be some catastrophic event, like killing of Fallon or Steven, to turn this version of Alexis from dim-witted white trailer trash to manipulative psycho bitch, hell bent on destroying all those around her.Maybe the point is to tear down Alexis before she can have her inevitable rise?
I am setting up a #peachDynasty and #JuanPablodiPace google news alert now!I think the producers are setting up the arrival of Mark Jennings with all the football stuff and Cristal clinging to the named sweatshirt.
But instead of a tennis player he’ll be a South American hunky footballer who disrupts Cristal and Blake’s engagement.
This is exactly my thoughts on watching Dynasty 2.0. What is the ultimate goal here? Where is the story? I'm feeling kind of lost with this reboot. How on Earth do the producers think this is what makes great television? I feel for the likes of Grant Show, Nicollette Sheridan and Alan Dale. Are they so desperate for the paycheck they're happy to stick around with this nonsense? It won't be a good look on the resumé. I think Nathalie and James can breathe a sigh of relief they managed to escape.I agree with the other posters in this thread who are searching for the purpose and goal of this show.