What was the single most destructive flaw in DYNASTY ?

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- the problem is the show made big "events" but nearly nothing had a consequence!
* Moldavia ... nobody was really hurt! Nobody had nightmares later! Nobody need to go to a psychiatrist later.
* Krystle was kidnapped for weeks .... where were the nightmares when she was back home. Just a little upset scene with Steven and 2 scenes with Blake. 2 episodes later it was like nothing happened.
* Claudia died ... she was married to Adam & Steven, stepmother to Danny, she was there since the pilot - she didn´t even got a furneral (I know producers were happy when she was gone - but they should thought about how they damage the show)
* Blake did spent some days alone with Alexis ... Blake saying nothing happened and everything was ok. Krystle was jealous for 5 seconds only.
* Steven killed Matthew. He spoke with Alexis and had the scene with the car "I will and can survive in this world" ... 1 episode later killing a man/ a former friend / an ex husband of his ex wife hadn´t any impact on him!

At least Krystle should have start drinking after hold hostage in Moldavia, kidnapped for weeks, loosing the mansion, Blake arrested for murder, Blakes and Alexis home alone, Krystina´s heart problem, her ex lover Matthew got killed in front of her .... no nightmares! NOTHING! and mostly her character had nothing to do!
One of this "events" would be enough for Sue Ellen to drink down half Texas ...

Yes, as one Hollywood scribe once said: "Events aren't plotlines."

Rita Lakin, a Season 7 story editor, observed that the Pollocks weren't really proper writers.

Since they'd already put the Rita Lesley story in place, having her die in Moldavia -- and everybody thinks it's Krystle -- is a sensible idea. And I've always liked the concept of Krystle flirting with alcoholism, especially after Singapore.

But the writers and producers just seemed to lose interest in the characters as soon as the show started to really take off as a hit.

Kate O'Mara said one of the producers admitted they "make it all up as they go along," John Forsythe later said that "the producers didn't know what they wanted," and Joan Collins admitted to Oprah that "the scripts really fell apart" and that a "real cynicism" overtook the producers and an attitude of " 'oh, who cars what we throw (the audience) -- they're watching..' ."

Eileen "Mike" Pollock besmirches Linda in the press in 1986 by saying that Krystle "is boring" because Linda defends the way she wants to play Krystle "like a lioness" and gallingly accuses Evans of viewing DYNASTY "as a part time job" when ABC took the rare step of having the production shut down mid-Season 6 because it had obviously turned into a turd... But then it turns out that Linda had actually asked them to let Krystle do tougher, stronger things, and they refused because that 'just wouldn't be Krystle' because they could only come up with rapes & affairs for Krystle and the women to do.

Hacks. Goddess-damned hacks.
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Lloyd Bochner was an excellent actor who worked on lots of stuff.
Surely Dynasty could have kept such a skilled actor in some capacity
What's unfathomable is that they didn't just keep Cecil - - who was an excellent counterpart to Blake, ignoring the ridiculous "Logan Rhinewood" foolishness -- and leverage Joan's "The Stud/ The Bitch" Fontaine character history to let Dex be her boy-toy on the side. This would have generated a lot of interesting story and conflict between Cecil and Alexis and further add delicious complication.
 

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What's unfathomable is that they didn't just keep Cecil - - who was an excellent counterpart to Blake, ignoring the ridiculous "Logan Rhinewood" foolishness -- and leverage Joan's "The Stud/ The Bitch" Fontaine character history to let Dex be her boy-toy on the side. This would have generated a lot of interesting story and conflict between Cecil and Alexis and further add delicious complication.

I would have been okay with the Logan Rhinewood plotline if they'd actually explained it sufficiently, but the show was getting into that endless phase where they no longer explain anything or follow up the stories they're suggesting.
 

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What's unfathomable is that they didn't just keep Cecil - - who was an excellent counterpart to Blake, ignoring the ridiculous "Logan Rhinewood" foolishness -- and leverage Joan's "The Stud/ The Bitch" Fontaine character history to let Dex be her boy-toy on the side. This would have generated a lot of interesting story and conflict between Cecil and Alexis and further add delicious complication.
- for me it was ok when Cecil died - can´t believe Dex was the reason (he did arrive 1 season later)
-she could have her romance with Mark even married to Cecil - which would have been much more drama
Fallon blackmailing her mother "say good-bye to Mark or I tell it Cecil and you have to say good-bye to all your money. Do you want to spent another
16 years in Acapulco?"
Cecil could have teached her some business lessons and both messing up with the goody-goody couple Carrington could have been very good
Well maybe it would have been better with him ... at least until S4 when Dex arrives and Cecil dies ...
 
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