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 / ... (1,778 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,303 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,085 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,000 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (974 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (918 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (863 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (845 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (819 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (763 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (726 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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1.33 : 1
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After disappearing from the Port Charles Docks, Laura Spencer returned to the show on November 14, 1983, she was being held captive on the Cassadine Island. (In real life, Genie Francis returned for a six week stint in order to facilitate Anthony Geary's exit from the show.) See more »

Quotes

Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: I assume you all received my fax.
Edward Quartermaine #3: What fax?
Dr. Monica Quartermaine: Oh, Heather was thoughtful enough to fax us a copy of your marriage certificate.
Edward Quartermaine #3: Really?
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: I thought I'd give everybody a head start on getting used to the idea and I was hoping when we got home that your family would be able to share in out happiness. Oh, it just occurred to me - you're all my family, too, now.
Dr. Monica Quartermaine: Ugh.
Dr. Alan Quartermaine: Just because you dragged my Father to the altar, don't think I'm going to start calling you Mother.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Heather will be fine.
Tracy Quartermaine: I have a better ...
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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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