General Hospital (1963– )

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The Nurses Ball begins in Port Charles with the red carpet arrivals. Two proposals are made. A big reveal happens that will change everything, and another Port Charles resident will ...


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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,827 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,342 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,313 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,290 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,118 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,065 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,045 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (996 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (942 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (869 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (868 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (855 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (773 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (764 episodes, 2009-2015)
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Storyline

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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Runtime:

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

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Debrah Farentino auditioned to play Jackie Templeton. See more »

Quotes

Courtney Matthews: Justus! Justus, maybe I got my numbers confused, but I thought Sonny was supposed to be on that flight. Something happened. What?
Justice Ward: Part of the floor where Sonny was standing fell thought. He fell in.
Mike Corbin: Well, somebody went after him, right? They're - they're going to get my son out.
Justice Ward: Lorenzo Alcazar insisted on searching for them.
Courtney Matthews: Them?
Justice Ward: Carly and Sonny were together. I'm sorry. I don't see how they could've survived.
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User Reviews

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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