The Dynasty promo hype (reboot noise included) was everything BUT, the Dynasty premiere was more. The constant acceleration of power trips mixed with the glamorous life of the wealthy is a tasty concoction I’m ready to indulge in every week.
First Few Minutes, You Were Crucial
Don’t underestimate the power of generational dynasties so says the show’s montage kick-off of real-life dynasties (like the Trump and Kardashian families), glimpse of the fictional world’s dependency on the Carrington’s empire, and an unintentional inside scoop mastered under one minute by a female Carrington heir. And darlings, we quickly realize the ONE Carrington we should never underrate, Fallon Carrington – a bulldog with red lipstick.
Meet & Greet
Two gentleman at an airport bar mistake Fallon as a flight attendant and comfortably spill details about their company in an effort to woo her. She intentionally inhales the leak and exits to conquer her rightful seat in her dynasty – C.O.O – exclusive leverage doesn’t hurt. Silly boys, women are skillful too. Fallon’s plane ride aboard the family branded jet “Carrington Atlantic” is consumed with her need to lead, a fine glass of champagne and dialing some digits to convince her good hearted brother – Steven – to return home, too.
Meanwhile, Fallon’s father – Blake a/k/a King of Carrington – is battling an attack on the company’s “out-of-date with modern age crisis” led by an employee Ms. Flores. What’s home for this dynasty? None other than Atlanta, Georgia. Who else felt their hometown pride grow 10x stronger? Shout-out to my fellow Atlantans. I wasn’t surprised at all that their McMansion was located in Buckhead – Most likely off of West Paces Ferry. 🙂 Fallon’s idea of returning home is pleasure before business. Hello, sexy chauffeur. After a sweet reunion between brother and sister, they pounce into their dad’s at-home-meeting which is none other than a booty call with Ms. Flores. Whoopsie. Next thing we know, he’s introducing her has his fiance, Cristal Flores. Gulp.
Fallon shrugs her soon-to-be mother off as just another engagement. Her brother becomes the buffer and dad is wildly protective over Cristal. Blake proceeds to crush Fallon’s dreams of being C.O.O. He fails to acknowledge her ability and drive. How annoying, right? Fallon does what any strong woman would do to prove herself, order her chauffeur to find out what Cristal is hiding.
Fallon’s dad invites Cristal’s secret – a man she was caught in photos with- to attend their photoshoot. It’s awkward + brilliant. Now, we know where Fallon gets her whit from. The uproot of getting caught actually plays in Cristal’s favor. The engagement party is announced as an actual pop-up wedding. S-u-r-p-r-i-s-e.
Wedding Day Battlefield
Let’s just say Fallon didn’t take the surprise lightly. Especially when Cristal announces she accepted the C.O.O position. Uh-Oh. A saucy cat fight ensues. Hair is pulled. Dresses are ripped. Fallon retreats to chat plan B with Steven. Her brother states the obvious – love is seriously involved and new strategies are needed. Of course Fallon manages a new plan while engaged in festivities at the surprise engagement party. She doesn’t waste time. We’re not done yet. After, the “I DO” takes place, the brother’s hot hook up is now introduced to him as his “new” cousin who we can tell is up to no good. And, going nowhere fast.
Fallon throws her new business announcement into her dad’s lap while congratulating him on his new wife. Hello, blood on blood competition. What’s happening outside the wedding celebration? Oh, just an oil rig explosion that ends up killing Cristal’s secret man. NO biggie.
The irony of a happily ever after is brilliantly played out with the Butler threatening the new Mrs. Carrington that he “knows everything…” and the veiled threats interrupting their just married take-off. Fallon watches on the sidelines with plans already churning in her eyes. One new hashtag that sums up our Wednesday nights from now on, #NewGuiltyPleasure. Now, back to reality… until next Wednesday at 9 p.m. my dynasty fans.