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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Jason's timing couldn't be better. Michael spends time with Nelle. TJ does damage control. Josslyn gets in over her head.


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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (2,151 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,603 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,593 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,582 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,345 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,127 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... (1,071 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,007 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (974 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (973 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (905 episodes, 1978-2017)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (904 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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Michael "Sonny" Corinthos was originally intended as a 6 month role. See more »

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Carly Corinthos: OK. I'm down here. It's your turn.come on.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Oh, boy.
Carly Corinthos: Come on, Alexis. You have always thought you were better than me. Now's your change to prove it.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: I never said I was better than you, just smarter and classier. You're clearly a better athlete, and you have much better survival instincts. Kind of like a cockroach.
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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