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 / ... (2,020 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,623 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,494 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,474 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,246 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,128 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,124 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,042 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (968 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (963 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (890 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (887 episodes, 2009-2016)
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Eli Love's original name was going to be Apollo Love until Rick Springfield suggested the name Eli instead.The character was also made Australian as a nod to Rick Springfield's own Australian background. See more »

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Nikolas Cassidine: What are you doing here?
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: I have some bad news. I thought I'd deliver it in person.
Emily Quartermaine: Sounds ominous.
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: It is.
Nikolas Cassidine: Well, what is it?
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: You were right about Sam. She hasn't given up pursuing the treasure. In fact, she's actively pursuing it with her new partner, Helena. That's right, Nikolas. Granny's back with a vengeance.
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general hospital
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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