General Hospital (1963– )

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Families, close friends, enemies and lovers go through drama and life changing events.

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,833 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,343 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,317 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,292 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,121 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,065 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,047 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (997 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (942 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (871 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (868 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (857 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (773 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (767 episodes, 2009-2015)
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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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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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Trivia

The show was originally going to be called "Emergency Hospital". See more »

Quotes

Emily Quartermaine: I'm not leaving Lucky.
Connor Bishop: You're big on loyalty, ain't ya?
Emily Quartermaine: Yeah, something you wouldn't understand.
Connor Bishop: Hey, everything I have done has been out of loyalty to Mary. Don't tell me that.
Emily Quartermaine: So that's your excuse for lying, cheating, breaking the law?
Connor Bishop: Quit stalling, would you? I'm getting out of here and you're going to help me.
Emily Quartermaine: Well, sorry, you can't sneak up on me in the bathtub and kidnap me this time, so it looks like you're on your own!
Connor Bishop: How far do you think you can push me? Hmm?
Emily Quartermaine: I don't care what you ...
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1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not one for soap operas, however, General Hospital is different. However dramatic this show gets, I can never get enough of it! It is actually kind of funny how I got started watching it. One time when I was little, my mom was mad at me as I wouldn't calm down or sit still so she made me sit down and read while she watched general hospital. I remember half watching over my book when the show ended, and for some reason, I cared about what happened to Jason, so I made a point to watch it the next day and I have never missed an episode since! This is by far the best show on TV and it comes highly recommended. Hope this helps, Fletcher


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