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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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,788 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,307 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,275 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,247 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,089 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 / ... (1,008 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (977 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 / ... (846 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (824 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (763 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (732 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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Hospital general  »

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Runtime:

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

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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Trivia

The show celebrated its 10,000 episode on 17 April 2002. See more »

Quotes

Michael Corinthos: I'm not a baby like Morgan. I know something really bad is going on here. Tell me. I can handle it.
Jason Morgan: I know you can. I know, I know you're a strong little guy and you can take care of - take care of things, but - it's just - Michael. It's not my place to tell you. It's something your parents are going to have to do when they decide the time is right.
Michael Corinthos: What should I do till then?
Jason Morgan: Um, well, just remember that life is gonna change a little bit. Here, sit up there, OK? You know, sometimes people ...
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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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