General Hospital (1963– )

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Multiple families, close friends, enimies and lovers go through lots of drama and life changing events.

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,793 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,311 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,278 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,253 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,093 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,062 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,012 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (979 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (920 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (866 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (847 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (827 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (764 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (734 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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

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Trivia

The role of Robert Scorpio was only supposed to last two days, but ended up staying for twelve years. See more »

Quotes

Luke Spencer: Oh, Blaze, please be reasonable. You're a convicted felon. I'm wanted for unlawful flight and God knows what else. We got to lay low, and the only way to lay low in Port Charles is to be homeless.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Since I have known you, I have been trapped in a burning building, stalked, kidnapped, and left to die in Wyndemere. I woke up next to a dead man, been convicted of murder, and spent time in a state penitentiary! But I will not have cockroaches crawling on me! That is where I draw the line!
Luke Spencer: They won't...
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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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