Watched this a few months back when it first dropped. Brought back so many childhood memories.
Bliss might as well have been in her own show. She was barely featured with her family, and rarely knew what was going on with them.
Katharine Ross was so, so bad. Just terrible. When you're out-acted by Maxwell Caulfield, it's time to pack it in.
Not that Max needed to be a good actor. So damned hot.
There were several scenes of Heston attempting to fight, and he always looked like he was about to break a hip.
John James continued to play Jeff as a self righteous asshole. At least he got to be the man in his marriage this go round, however. Pamela's Fallon had a bigger dick than he did.
Tracy Scoggins started out as bad as Ross, but her acting improved greatly by Season 2 -- and thank goodness, since she had a big storyline that season.
I loved Emma Samms (I was 9 when the Colbys premiered) but watching now, I realize how miscast she was. She remained British the entire time, boring, and in constant need of rescuing. I would have liked her to play the Fallon who fucked football teams. I've seen Emma play vixen -- she could have pulled it off.
I keep seeing people comparing Sable to Alexis, but there is no comparison, IMO. Alexis never really seemed to give a damn about her children, other than lip service, especially when it came to Steven, her favorite. She and Adam conspired together, but there was no real warmth there. And I just know that if Alexis and Pamela's Fallon ever fell for the same guy, Alexis would cut that bitch without a second thought (did they ever like the same guy before? Maybe I'm wrong here. I wouldn't mind finding out that Alexis had a heart.)
Meanwhile, I can't imagine Jason or anyone else being able to pay off Sable to stay away from her kids. Or scare her off. Or make her feel guilty enough to ever be away from them. Or any myriad excuses Alexis had for remaining out of her children's lives. Sable had her faults, but the woman was a mama bear to a damned fault. She stanned for her kids -- especially Miles -- and gave no fucks who got in her way regarding their well-being and future. Sable spent the entire first season mad at Connie because Sable believed she had the right to tell Connie how to spend/bequest her own damned money! Sable was determined that Miles get that stock -- not Jeff -- and fought both Connie and Jason bitterly over it.
I just don't recall Alexis giving much of a fuck about her kids. If she did, Collins played it so bitchily, so casually, that I missed it. In fairness, I haven't watched Dynasty since it ran on SoapNet, so if Alexis showed any warmth in an orifice that wasn't her pussy, I've probably forgotten.
Collins made Alexis a bad bitch, a fighter, a tough business woman, for sure. Pure entertainment. Fun to watch. A sexy woman with masculine qualities.
Beacham's Sable had heart and soul. I cared about her. Even when she was misguided, I felt for her plight. She was a lover and a fighter, and she was usually fighting for something/someone she loved. A sexy woman with feminine qualities.
Both were great.