Parents' Guide to

Dynasty (2017)

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Drinks, diamonds, and drama galore in fun, soapy reboot.

TV CW Drama 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

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Based on 11 parent reviews

age 2+
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age 2+
This is my family's favourite series, we love to watch this with my three kids.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (53 ):

Fans of the original '80s version of the soap will enjoy tuning in to see how the CW has updated and tweaked the formula. They've done this in part by adding more racially diverse castmembers, and even gender-swapping some of them. Just one example: Heather Locklear was a fan favorite in the OG story as troublemaking Sammy Jo, while in this version "Sammy Joe" (Rafael de la Fuente) is the gay, Latino cousin of Blake Carrington's new fiancée, Cristal. The good news is, this version of Dynasty is still as over-the-top ridiculous, glamorous, and sleazy as ever. You're not likely to come away having learned any great truths about life, but this snarky, fluffy show does make for near-perfect "guilty pleasure" viewing.

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