General Hospital (1963– )

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

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,836 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,346 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,318 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,294 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,123 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,065 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,049 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 / ... (859 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (773 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (770 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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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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A young Demi Moore got her start on General Hospital as Jackie Templeton in 1982. See more »

Quotes

Nikolas Cassidine: You will never forget what you saw me do here tonight.
Emily Quartermaine: Nikolas, I saw you protect me, fight against a woman who would do anything to kill me. That is what I'll remember, Nikolas. Your bravery and your love.
Nikolas Cassidine: I should turn myself in.
Emily Quartermaine: The police were already looking for Helena. She threatened Alexis at knife point, and she's suspected of killing Mary and that nurse. You say that it was an accident and they'll be happy to believe you.
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Not what it used to be
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I began watching in the fall of 1996.It was the time when the Spencer/Cassadine feud was reignited.This, in my opinion, was the show's peak.The best characters/actors in daytime were front and center.Sonny Corinthos/Maurice Benard,Jason Morgan/Steve Burton,Luke Spencer/Tony Geary,Lucky Spencer/Jonathon Jackson,Carly Roberts/Sarah Brown.They made the show worth watching.Now,9 years later,only 3 of them remain.Long past his prime,Luke has been reduced to a series of boring plots involving the always annoying Skye.The only reason i still watch is for Sonny and Jason's scene's,but the writers insist on saddling them up with depth-less arm candy(Reese and Sam).Also,the formidable Jonathon Jackson had great chemistry with his costars,Tyler Christopher,Amber Tamblyn,Becky Herbst,Genie Francis and especially Tony Geary.All subsequent Luckys have paled.(Although I do like Jacob Young on All My Children)


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