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 / ... (2,079 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,543 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,528 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,527 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,293 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,126 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks (1,056 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (993 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (928 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (892 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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Judy Lewis played Barbara Vining in the late-'70s, however, as a close friend of Gloria Monty, was asked to be her assistant, and stayed until 1980. See more »

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Carly Corinthos: He is going to do everything he can to help that little girl.
Ric Lansing: The only thing I am concerned with is the welfare of that child. Custody issues can wait.
Carly Corinthos: Oh, I get it. I see. So Sonny's going to be allowed to help save Kristina's life, but There's no way you're going to let him be anywhere near her?
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Can we not talk about this now? Can we just - just try to be reasonable?
Carly Corinthos: Reasonable, right. Right, reasonable is Alexis-speak for do it my way or else. You thought it was reasonable to deceive Sonny, ...
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1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have been a viewer since 1963, watched in black and white, was 13, and still watching. i have seen them come and go on this show and it's still the best one on TV. it has had it's ups and downs and always manages to come out on top. remember Jesse? Audrey and he sister Lucille? that was back in the day! i do so miss the Luke and laura thing. Luke just isn't Luke without laura. Anthony Geary has only improved with age. Luke is all that and more. GH also has the best looking guys and the sexiest, is Jax gorgeous or what? Jason is sooooooooo smooth, and all that too. it will always be hard for the writers to top the original Luke and Laura storyline,it dosen't get any better then that, but they have kept me watching all these years. to every one that is associated with the show, keep up the good work


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