Wednesday, 9 p.m., The CW

Summary

Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) are called to the family mansion by their father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) to meet his new wife-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley) in this reboot of the 1980s Aaron Spelling nighttime soap opera

What The Critics Say (Metacritic 52)

  • The worst thing you can say about this show is that it knows exactly what it is; the best thing you can say about it is that it goes above and beyond that realization. It has hints of wanting to build on one of TV’s biggest soapy fortunes, rather than leech off it like a trust-fund brat. — Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture
  • If you’re in the market for a nighttime soap with beautiful people behaving badly, Dynasty–an update of the 1980s camp classic–will serve your needs. But as cleverly reimagined as the original has been by producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (both vets of The O.C. and Gossip Girl), I couldn’t escape the feeling that the Kardashians and the Real Housewives franchise has made a Dynasty reboot irrelevant. — Ken Tucker, Yahoo TV
  • This Dynasty’s seriousness of intent is not balanced by enough wit and canny character development, nor is it offset by consistent injections of flair or fabulousness. The whole enterprise reeks of mere adequacy–and darling, the Carringtons deserve more. — Maureen Ryan, Variety