“I love you as much as I love my trust fund!” exclaims the protagonist of the most popular women-cum-power-cum-stinking rich show-off series lately. The allure of the palatial, obnoxiously wealthy evades none. How about the 1% of the 1% wealthiest? That’s what Dynasty is all about. The story revolves around Fallon Carrington, heir to a multi-billion/trillion dollar empire, a wildly ambitious and artful young woman. Her ambitions are challenged by Cristal Flores, her father’s new girlfriend who too is climbing up the ladder quickly in the Carrington Atlantic Empire. “Like it or not, we live in an age of dynasties,” says Fallon in voiceover as clips of the Trumps, Murdochs and Kardashians flash and flicker unnecessarily across the screen.
New Dynasty delights in the timelessness of what once seemed a uniquely 80s set-up. “See?” they nudge, passing the popcorn. “Nothing’s changed.”A whirlwind drama which involves steep twists, turns and several good-looking romantic interests of Fallon’s, this picturesque series will leave you wanting for more. The silver lining? Fallon is human with darker shades of grey than being a goody protagonist. One can just watch the series for her immaculate eyeliner, witty puns and sartorial choices. She’s the ideal rossette; Exquisite, ambitious and fierce!
If you loved Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, with her schemes and unforgettable punches, you will love Fallon the same. The series is currently on its third season, but Netflix India streams up till Season 2. *fingers crossed*, waiting for the third one to premier on our screens soon!