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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 / ... (2,111 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,576 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,559 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,557 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,327 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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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks (1,064 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,007 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (957 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (902 episodes, 1985-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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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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A Martinez looked so much like the original Roy DiLucca, Asher Brauner, that the show was able to use flashbacks as Roy was introduced onto the show. See more »

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Felicia Scorpio Jones: Hey, speaking from experience, chasing after other people's problems is never a good idea.
Carly Corinthos: Listen, Sam McCall is my problem. She has already upset my kids, she slept with my husband, and now she's trying to trap Jason. She has got to go, and the sooner the better.
Felicia Scorpio Jones: How do you think you're going to cover yourself? Don't you think that Sonny's going to be a little curious about your spur-of-the-moment trip to Bailey's Beach South Carolina?
Carly Corinthos: Look, he's not even going to know that I was gone, all ...
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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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