General Hospital (1963– )

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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... See full summary »

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,753 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,292 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,245 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,216 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,076 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (983 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (960 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (917 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (858 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (841 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (806 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (762 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (712 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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At age three, Rachel Ames's daughter Christine Cahill played her son, Tommy. See more »

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[Sam has just met Tracy]
Sam: Who are you, and what rock did you crawl out from under?
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Not what it used to be
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I began watching in the fall of 1996.It was the time when the Spencer/Cassadine feud was reignited.This, in my opinion, was the show's peak.The best characters/actors in daytime were front and center.Sonny Corinthos/Maurice Benard,Jason Morgan/Steve Burton,Luke Spencer/Tony Geary,Lucky Spencer/Jonathon Jackson,Carly Roberts/Sarah Brown.They made the show worth watching.Now,9 years later,only 3 of them remain.Long past his prime,Luke has been reduced to a series of boring plots involving the always annoying Skye.The only reason i still watch is for Sonny and Jason's scene's,but the writers insist on saddling them up with depth-less arm candy(Reese and Sam).Also,the formidable Jonathon Jackson had great chemistry with his costars,Tyler Christopher,Amber Tamblyn,Becky Herbst,Genie Francis and especially Tony Geary.All subsequent Luckys have paled.(Although I do like Jacob Young on All My Children)


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