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 / ... (1,788 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,306 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,008 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (976 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (920 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (866 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (845 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (763 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (732 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Storyline

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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Drama

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TV-PG

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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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Trivia

While filming on location at Mount Rushmore, Sharon Wyatt's quick ad-libbing saved the show from having to re-shoot after a fan recognized her and walked into the scene saying, "Look, it's Tiffany." In character, she quickly replied, "You must recognize me from one of my movies," and quickly moved the fan from the scene. See more »

Quotes

Carly Corinthos: What are you doing here?
Samantha McCall: Hi, Sonny asked me to give you a message. The boys - They're going to stay with him.
Carly Corinthos: He's going to kidnap the kids. I knew it. He probably has them in the car already. He's probably leaving town right now.
Lorenzo Alcazar: Lucky, send an officer to check the penthouse.
Carly Corinthos: No, it is too late for that. You get an A. P. B. out on Sonny and arrest this bitch for conspiracy to kidnap my kids!
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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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