Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This has got to be the silliest cliffhanger "Dynasty" did. Does anyone like the season 7 finale featuring the 'shocking' return of Matthew Blaisdell and Alexis' car falling off the bridge? I certainly wasn't crazy about it.
By this point in its run, "Dynasty" was unfortunately turning into a caricature of its former self.
There was some good stuff in season 7. Alexis living it up in the Carrington mansion; the introduction of "The Carlton" hotel; the return of Caress (albeit short-lived); and of course - Blake & Alexis rekindling their romance in Singapore. Hey, I even enjoyed the Dominique and Alexis catfight. It scared the pooch.
But then there was Karen Cellini. And that hideous heart surgery storyline. Which then turned into that predictable Krystina's kidnapping storyline. And don't even get me started on Ben all of a sudden turning into a wimp. Or Alexis running around without a storyline for half a season.
The worst of all was that the cliffhanger made little sense. Normally, the season finale is the culmination of all season-long storylines that explode into dramatic events that, hopefully, involve many characters and the consequences of which set the stage for most of next season.
The Matthew Blaisdell cliffhanger seemed to have been simply tacked on (just like the infamous UFO cliffhanger over at "The Colbys") with almost nothing leading up to it. And the "well it was supposed to be an out of the blue shocker" argument won't work as ABC marketing ruined the surprise in the promos.
Many "Dynasty" fans consider season 8 to be the show's most disappointing effort. Well... At least that season had a cliffhanger which made a lot more sense.