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 (2,188 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,642 episodes, 1991-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,627 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,625 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,615 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 / ... (991 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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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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After a 14 year absence from the series, Finola Hughes returned in the role of Anna Devane on 12 May 2006. See more »

Quotes

Skye Quartermaine Jacks: This Casino looks like a bingo hall.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Where's your Holiday spirit?
Luke Spencer: As I recall, Blaze, last year you decorated, over my objections.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: I was throwing a Christmas party for the construction staff.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Well, our paying guest certainly deserve the same attention. I want them to have fun here. But you're always so downbeat and miserable. You clearly don't know how to inspire any kind of revelry.
Luke Spencer: Where as Heather knows how to heat up any occasion.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Glad you remember.
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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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