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 / ... (2,020 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,623 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,494 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,474 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,246 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,128 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,124 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,042 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (890 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (887 episodes, 2009-2016)
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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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After disappearing from the Port Charles Docks, Laura Spencer returned to the show on November 14, 1983, she was being held captive on the Cassadine Island. (In real life, Genie Francis returned for a six week stint in order to facilitate Anthony Geary's exit from the show.) See more »

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Tracy Quartermaine: What on earth are you doing?
Helena Cassadine: This book contains information that could reverse the curse that I put on Nikolas and Emily.
Tracy Quartermaine: Oh. Any minute now, I'm going to wake up and I'm going to realize that this all has been one ridiculous nightmare. I am not really standing here next to a woman who puts poxes on people.
Helena Cassadine: Knowledge is power, and a lack of it, weakness. What is done can be undone. I am not going to take that chance again.
Tracy Quartermaine: Again?
Helena Cassadine: Oh, my husband found this book, and in it he found the ...
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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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