7 Reasons You Need To Be Watching 'Dynasty' On The CW

7 Reasons You Need To Be Watching 'Dynasty' On The CW

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The CW show "Dynasty" is WILD.

A 2017 reboot of the 1980 dramatic soap, this show is full of twists and turns and rich Atlanta socialites. Why all my favorite shows are dramas featuring wealthy people, I will never know. This show is perfect if you have dearly missed "Gossip Girl" because this is it but filled with more plot twists, mystery, and even murder. I watched season one in two days. I was hooked on it and cannot wait for more in season two.

The show follows the wealthy Carrington family, consisting of heiress Fallon Carrington, her father Blake Carrington, and her brother Steven Carrington. The family dynamic changes when Blake reveals to his children that he is engaged to the young Cristal Flores, an employee of the family's business, Carrington Atlantic, who has just taken what would've been Fallon's COO position. The show also follows the shady past of Cristal and her nephew Sam, who both are originally from Venezuela. The drama continues with death, marriage, and Fallon's estranged mother, Alexis Carrington, surprising everyone and returning to Atlanta. There's mystery, drama, and scandal in this show that will always keep you watching until the end.

Here are seven reasons you need to be watching The CW's show, "Dynasty."

2. Fallon Carrington's comebacks

Dynasty on Instagram: “[1.08] — Did you like Kori? Follow @fistalfeed (me) for more posts! 💘”

Almost as sassy as Queen B.

3. Anders' wit

Anders, the Carrington majordomo, always will fight for the Carrington fam, and his straight-faced sass makes the entire show.

6. Lily Van Der Woodsen

Yes, the one and only "Gossip Girl" legend is in Dynasty, as if you didn't need more of a reason to watch this.

7. The season 1 finale

A wedding, a fire, and secrets revealed, this season 1 finale is intense. It will leave you on a cliffhanger so you better keep watching!

Season 1 is streaming on Netflix now and season 2 premieres October 12th on The CW.

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The Zodiac Signs As Characters From 'Bob's Burgers'

"I'm a Ghostbuster... And a police officer... And a Sagittarius!"

Gene Belcher — Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)

In Season Three, Episode 15, Gene point-blank tells everyone that he's a Sagittarius. Even if he hadn't said it, I probably would have come to this conclusion eventually. A Sagittarius person is generally loud, outgoing, and tends to be pretty funny (if I do say so myself).

Louise Belcher — Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Louise is the epitome of the Scorpio spirit. She's too young to embody the overt sexual nature of a Scorpio, but she certainly has the right disposition. Scorpios have a bad reputation for being "evil", but that's just a misconception. Scorpios (and Louise) are secretive, confident, investigative, strong-willed, resourceful, and revengeful.

Tina Belcher — Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

Gemini is the sign of the twins. Thanks to this, Geminis have a reputation for being two-faced. Actually, they're just very good at adapting. Tina is able to adapt pretty quickly from situation to situation. When she sees an opportunity to fit in by changing herself, she does just that. Also, Geminis tend to be flirtatious... So there's that.

Linda Belcher — Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)

Pisces people like to take care of others, just like Linda. I mean, she's a mother, so... That just comes with the territory. Pisces can change their moods pretty quickly and that can offend others.

Bob Belcher — Taurus (April 20th - May 21st)

Bob is the most normal of the Belcher bunch. He's a hard worker and is very practical. Taurus people tend to be really good with money and are pretty down-to-earth. They love nice things, so they can come across as materialistic sometimes. They don't really like change, either. I guess that's part of being born under the sign of the bull.

Mr. Fischoeder — Aquarius (January 21st - February 18th)

By contrast, Mr. Fischeoder is one of the quirkier characters on the show. Aquarius people have a reputation of quirkiness. They also tend to be cold and indifferent, just like Mr. Fischoeder can be. On the other hand, they like to help others — like how Mr. Fischoeder helps out the Belchers when they need help with rent.

Teddy — Cancer (June 21st - July 20th)

Teddy has a very child-like disposition. Cancers tend to be "momma's boys", and if not, they tend to have some pretty deep-rooted "mommy issues". Cancers are sensitive and loyal. Teddy, just like a Cancer, tends to withdraw when hurt or offended.

Mort — Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

Virgos are usually considered perfectionists due to their attention to detail. Mort can come off pretentious, even though he owns a morgue. He's very intelligent and practical, which is in line with a Virgo.

Jimmy Pesto — Aries (March 21st - April 19th)

Aries tend to be forceful and confrontational. Jimmy Pesto has the stereotypical Aries voice and disposition. Aries get a bad reputation as hot-heads, but it's not for no reason.

Jimmy Pesto, Jr. — Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Libras are the flirts of the Zodiac. Jimmy Pesto, Jr. is one of the most flirtatious characters on the show. Libras have an appreciation for beauty, which would explain his fascination with dancing.

Zeke — Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)

Leos are the most confident signs in the Zodiac. They also tend to be really dramatic. Some Leos can be aggressive or even destructive. Zeke (along with most Leos) can be dominant and like to show off.

So there you have it! Did you guess correctly?

And here's a bonus GIF since "Bob's Burgers" is easily the funniest show ever.

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5 Essential 'Breaking Bad' Episodes, Ranked

These episodes are what revolutionized television dramas for the better.


"Breaking Bad" has become a well-known cultural phenomenon but includes a premise so far out there that it should never have worked in the first place. A high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with cancer and he teams up with a former student to cook crystal meth. That is not a sure-fire recipe for success, but here, it worked beautifully.

Walter White is not the usual TV protagonist as his goals and morals change from the start of the series up until the end, making us question if he still is the protagonist.

5. "Pilot"

From its first episode, "Breaking Bad" established with protagonist Walter White's presentation in class about electrons that this would be a show about change. Walter has just turned 50 at the start of the pilot, and from struggling to make ends meet to being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Mr. White is having it rough.

This is not the life that this mild-mannered chemical genius had planned for himself, and the cancer is the catalyst he needs to find his new calling. Knowing that his family will end up in a large amount of debt once he passes, Walt does the only logical thing that a middle-aged man of his ability would do, which is becoming a crystal meth cook/distributor.

But Walt is a 50-year-old family man out of his element when it comes to the larger drug world, so in comes Jesse, not only a former student of Walt's but someone familiar with the ins and outs of the meth business. Unsurprisingly, Walt and Jesse quickly catch the attention of the wrong folk, and from that point on, Walt sets up his destiny for the rest of the series that may change his life for better or worse... likely the latter.

4. "Over"

Season 2 sees Walt and Jesse struggling to get a proper foothold in the drug world, after inadvertently causing the death of manic drug kingpin and their distributor Tuco. Walt's cancer was worsening, but upon receiving the news that he will have more time than expected, Walt's character arc truly begins to come into focus.

While the first season made it seem that Walt was doing everything for the good of his family, Season 2 Episode 10 titled "Over" shows Walt's goals begin to shift. The pilot introduced a man afraid of his own shadow who was having second thoughts about joining the meth business, but the end of this episode has our protagonist standing up to a fellow meth dealer twice his size informing him to "stay out of my territory".

Only two seasons in, and it is apparent that this new world that Walt has become a part of is having an effect on him. He has never had this much control and authority in his life before he started cooking meth. There is another darker side of Walt that he has been holding back that shows we may been rooting for the wrong person from the start.

3. "4 Days Out"

"Breaking Bad" has become famous for its shocking moments, deaths, and twists and turns, but the heart of the show is arguably the relationship and chemistry between Cranston and Paul's Walt and Jesse. No episode better highlights the Walt and Jesse relationship better than Season 2 Episode 9's "4 Days Out".

Sensing that his time is coming to an end, Walt and Jesse take almost a week out in the desert in their RV on a marathon session cooking meth to have it ready to sell to a distributor. Things do not go as planned, and Walt and Jesse are stranded in the middle of nowhere without food or water and nothing but their dysfunctional relationship to hold them down.

Some fans see this as a bottle episode as nothing truly monumental happens until the end, but this is a great episode for the bond that Walt and Jesse will have as the series goes on. The characters are the exact opposite of one another, but that is why this episode and show in general works so well.

2. "Phoenix"

If "Over" was the episode that made the audience question if they were rooting for the wrong person, "Phoenix" was the episode that solidified it. Walt has been forced to make hard decisions to protect himself and his family since the start of the series, but this was the one where there was no going back.

Becoming depressed at the death of his friend by rival drug dealers, Jesse goes off the rails and becomes a heroin addict with his newfound girlfriend, Jane. Seeing Jesse as a surrogate son and not wanting him dead, Walt sees Jane overdose and instead of saving her allows the girl to die to choke on her own vomit. This is a huge turning point for Walt, who up until this point only took a life when absolutely necessary.

Walt and Jane did have a conflict that would have potentially seen Walt's newfound obligations outed to the public, but there was no way he would have known that for sure. Jane's death was the first real death that continued to let the monster within Walt seep out, with the repercussions being felt throughout the rest of the series. The Walter White from Season 1 died in the room with Jane, and someone else was present after the fact, someone dangerous and someone who does not take chances.

1. "Ozymandias"

For four seasons, Walter White has slowly been making his way up the ladder in the meth business, and Season 5 finally sees him as the ruthless drug kingpin that was teased in Season 2. Though this is not the series finale, every figure larger than life has their eventual fall from grace, and this episode was that for Walt and his empire.

Walt's DEA brother-in-law, Hank, who has unknowingly been tracking Walt down since Season 1, is murdered by Walt's previous Neo-Nazi associates, Jesse is taken captive by the Nazis and used as a slave to cook meth, Walt's identity as a meth kingpin is outed to the public, and Walt is forced to leave and go into exile, with the family he broke bad for in the first place, hating him.

Walt has to face the consequences of all his actions and crimes committed, and instead of jail, he loses his family, which is almost worse. This is the culmination of five seasons of build-up, and it had me wondering where things would go next.

"Breaking Bad" showrunner Vince Gilligan originally pitched the show to AMC as a transformation of Walt from Mr. Chips to Scarface, which the show managed to accomplish gradually over five seasons. These five episodes, in particular, show that the protagonist is ever evolving as well as the series.

Events that happen in the pilot build up to important things that happen later in "Ozymandias". Walter's transformation through these five episodes is very essential to his character arc from family man to drug dealer. The series begins with someone that you want to root for and ends with someone that you do not want to see at all.

The greatest types of stories have characters and arcs that get more interesting and complex as time goes on, and "Breaking Bad" accomplishes that with ease.

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