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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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,753 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,292 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,245 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,216 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,076 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (983 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (960 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (917 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (858 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (841 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (806 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (762 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (712 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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(1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Towards 2005 and the beginning of 2006, the virus storyline brought back a herd of immensely popular characters. Rick Springfield had previously returned as Dr. Noah Drake and stayed throughout the beginning. Brad Maule returned as Dr. Tony Jones, and asked the writers to kill off his character. The presumed dead Robert Scorpio returned, bringing in additional viewers and Tristan Rogers has decided to return ornament at the end of March 06, Emma Samms returned as Holly Scorpio, also presumed dead, who held the virus cure for ransom. Bringing back old characters and actors has been such a hit for "General Hospital", they have decided to bring back John Ingle's version of Edward Quartermaine, try to get a storyline for Constance Towers' legendary Helena Cassadine, and plan in the future to bring back Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) to reunite with Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer. See more »

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Dr. Monica Quartermaine: Your due date must be coming up. How do you feel?
Samantha McCall: Good, actually. I mean, I feel great. This is probably the most secure and settled I've ever felt in my entire life, thanks to Jason.
Dr. Monica Quartermaine: Yeah. Yeah, I can tell he really cares about you. And though I never thought I would say it, I really - really believe you are good for him.
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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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