Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,998 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,623 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,128 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,120 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,042 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (966 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (955 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (889 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (877 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (802 episodes, 2007-2016)
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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When ABC canceled All My Children and One Life to Live and replaced them with the lifestyle shows The Chew and The Revolution, General Hospital was left as the remaining daytime drama on the network. There was speculation that it would be canceled to make room for Katie Courics' new talk show. However The Revolution was a critical and ratings failure, while General Hospitals ratings improved noticeable, which has been credited to former One Life executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati who took on the respective duties at GH after One Lifes' cancellation. Th Revolution was canceled a few months after its' debut and replaced by an afternoon addition of Good Morning America for the remainder of summer 2012. In the fall GH took over its' time slot and Katie (2012) took over the time slot GH had previously had. See more »

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Alexis Davis Cassadine: What?
Sonny Corinthos: The buttons are straight, the jacket looks really nice, but the hair is kind of - what were you guys doing? You guys rolling around in Ric's office?
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Of course not.
Sonny Corinthos: Or maybe on the desk? Were you guys doing it on the desk? May be a little uncomfortable.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Don't be ridiculous.
Sonny Corinthos: Well, I mean, it's not uncomfortable? You like doing it on the desk? Well, it makes sense because, you know, you and Ric are working all the time, so on the desk - you know what I mean?
Alexis Davis Cassadine: How much longer is this going to ...
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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by (Oakland, CA USA) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.

Rayvyn


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