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 / ... (2,049 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,522 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,503 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,498 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,266 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,125 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,051 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (973 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Damien Spinelli (973 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (905 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (890 episodes, 1985-2016)
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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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| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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The show debuted in 1963 but by 1978 ratings for the show had dipped so low that the network considered cancelling it. Producer Gloria Monty came aboard as producer, made the show the #1 show on daytime TV and literally saved it. See more »

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Alexis Davis Cassadine: You were right. Sonny lied. He bought the inmate's confession. He perjured himself. He manipulated the system and he manipulated me. It's not the first time. But it's going to be the last.
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Alexis Davis Cassadine: I want to help you take Sonny down for good.
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An Escape From Reality
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a long running American soap that has only recently been aired in the UK. I started watching it a few weeks ago at a point that is months behind the states- meaning that I had missed some important story lines- but I was still hooked from the start. With all the glamour, drama and money this gives English soaps a run for their money. In england their soaps try to approach real life problems and situations but come out with nothing. Whilst as this soap approaches the same situations, but comes out on top by going over the top- it doesn't even pretend that they're going over the top- unlike here in the UK. This show is a true escape from reality that is hard to ween off.


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