Thursday Dynasty Netflix
AS with so many reboots of cults gone by, it’s hard to figure out just who this modernised remake of the 1980s super-soap is supposed to appeal to. Watching younger actors taking on those beloved trash icon roles will surely turn off diehard fans of the original DieNasty, in which Joan Collins inflated her shoulder pads and sharpened her talons as Alexis Carrington. Meanwhile, younger audiences might find it hard to care much about the glitzy infighting of the billionaire business family as, despite attempts to sex it up for the 21st century, the new series is weirdly tame compared with the most talked-about American TV shows of the moment. The setting has been shifted from Denver to Atlanta but, once again, the plot is set in motion when greying patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show) springs a hot young fiancée, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), on his family – much to the anger of his daughter Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), who immediately begins plotting against her. Catfights ensue, but it’s just not the same.