Monday, November 1, 2010
As of today, I'll post several of my favorite "Dynasty" scenes, many of which are not widely cited or known, but for one reason or another, I enjoy watching them.
I'll begin with a scene taken from the 8th episode of season 2 - the Carringtons gather in the drawing room for drinks as they await Krystle to come down and join them for dinner. Krystle, who had suffered Alexis' gunshot-induced miscarriage in the previous episode is slowly recovering from an emotional breakdown.
Why do I love this scene so much?
First of all - I adore season 2 of "Dynasty." It's my favorite season of the show (and I'll get into the reasons for that in an upcoming series of posts on each season), so pretty much anything from season 2 is bound to be among my favorite moments from the show's 9-season run.
This type of scene - the family gathering before dinner - was a staple on "Dallas," but very rare for "Dynasty."
I love everything about this scene - the rare establishing shot of the Filoli mansion on a clouded night; the wonderful background music throughout the scene; and the characters' dialogue & emotions come across genuine.
Despite being quick to say something stupid, Fallon realizes she made a mistake and Krystle is being her gentle and understanding self for not reproaching her for the remark (though she is certainly hurt by it).
The story, the music, the actors' performance, and certainly their appearance - it somehow all comes together for me in this scene.