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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An old friend comes through for Maxie. Anna's memories become more vivid. Julian receives a threat that hits close to home. Valentin is an unwanted guest.


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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (2,079 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,543 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,528 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,527 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,293 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,126 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks (1,056 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (993 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (928 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (892 episodes, 1985-2016)
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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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Elizabeth Taylor was the first Helena Cassadine. She loved the show so much that she donated the $2,000 from her stint to charity. See more »

Quotes

Alexis Davis Cassadine: Most district attorneys would opt to prevent a murder, instead of waiting for the murder to occur so they could arrest the perpetrator.
Ric Lansing: Really? And you would have handled it differently.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: I would have had the police on board the yacht before it docked.
Ric Lansing: Of course.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Jax told you Faith shot him. You had plenty of evidence to arrest her.
Ric Lansing: Well, maybe that's why I had officers on the scene - to make sure that she wouldn't be harmed.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: What if there had been another ship in the vicinity? Innocent people ...
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General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch General Hospital all the time, and i must say, it is the best the ever! It is a SoapOpera, but, i think even men will enjoy it. (I say that because men do watch it, but mostly women) There is just enough action to keep the men interested, and enough passion to keep the women. The show is just a good show, point blank! Its plots are amazing, you never know what will happen next. Also, the characters are written to a Tee, so you fall inlove with them, and end up picking favorites, and picking those you don't like! Some people say the show is not good anymore, but i disagree. If you were to of watched back in the day, it had a much different feeling, now, mob families rule Port Charles (where General Hospital is located) But, story lines don't just center around that. If you decide to give GH a try, some characters you should look for are Edward, Monica, Alan, Luke, Tracy, Bobbie, Leslie and Audry. They are have been on the show for a long time. This show is my opinion, out of a 1-worst, 10-Best, id give it a 9. It is always keeps me entertained, but, nothing is perfect, even General Hospital!


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