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General Hospital 

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 (2,185 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,641 episodes, 1991-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,626 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,623 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,614 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,365 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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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... (1,072 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,017 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (990 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (976 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (908 episodes, 1985-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (906 episodes, 1978-2017)
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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

John Ingle's first role was not Edward Quartermaine, but as a Police Commissioner in the mid-1980s. See more »

Quotes

Carly Corinthos: So, what about family? You have a wife? You got kids?
John Durant: You haven't done your homework, have you?
Carly Corinthos: Well, you never ask a question if you don't know the answer.
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Referenced in Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital (1989) See more »

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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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