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 / ... (2,102 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,566 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,552 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,546 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,314 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,126 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks (1,056 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,007 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (949 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (899 episodes, 1985-2017)
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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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Trivia

Jack Crosby, a nephew of The Crosby tribe, was the first art director to design scenery for the new (1963) black and white television daily daytime drama series. The initial set design for a room, looked like an open book, with a right side wing joining a flat center wall, the left wing wall extending the floor plan. Openings for doors and windows were located in various positions on each set. The set's painted color was neutral middle value beige-gray hues, with no wall-paper. Any hint at wall paper, or texture, was provided by a scenic roller paint pattern which was vogue in this era. The scenery height was eight (8'-0") foot high. Usually, network soap sets are ten feet high. All the sets were shallow in depth, minimum furniture and set decoration. Usually pictures were hung across wall expanses to establish an actors movement through the set. Competition from NBC TV and CBS TV daytime drama ratings forced the producers into expanding the physical production elements of the scenery and decoration. Neither NBC TV nor ABC TV used a set decorator. CBS TV was the only network employing and assigning a set decorator to their shows. Like a summer stock theater, scenery was designed, supervised, and decorated by the set designer/art director. Assistant Art Directors were employed after production became more involved, with time management determining additional support positions. In early television, like the theater, the designer was expected to cover everything in his design area. See more »

Quotes

Michael Corinthos: I'm not a baby like Morgan. I know something really bad is going on here. Tell me. I can handle it.
Jason Morgan: I know you can. I know, I know you're a strong little guy and you can take care of - take care of things, but - it's just - Michael. It's not my place to tell you. It's something your parents are going to have to do when they decide the time is right.
Michael Corinthos: What should I do till then?
Jason Morgan: Um, well, just remember that life is gonna change a little bit. Here, sit up there, OK? You know, sometimes people ...
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An Escape From Reality
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a long running American soap that has only recently been aired in the UK. I started watching it a few weeks ago at a point that is months behind the states- meaning that I had missed some important story lines- but I was still hooked from the start. With all the glamour, drama and money this gives English soaps a run for their money. In england their soaps try to approach real life problems and situations but come out with nothing. Whilst as this soap approaches the same situations, but comes out on top by going over the top- it doesn't even pretend that they're going over the top- unlike here in the UK. This show is a true escape from reality that is hard to ween off.


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