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 / ... (2,092 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,560 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,542 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,537 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,307 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 / ... (1,004 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli (972 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (941 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (895 episodes, 1985-2017)
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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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Drama | Romance

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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

During Ned and Lois's trip to Coney Island, Rena Sofer begged the producers for a stand in on the Cyclone. However, Wally Kurth egged her on to try it just once and after thirteen takes, she loved it. See more »

Quotes

Mac Scorpio: The first thing I'm going to do is make sure Faith is in a secure location. For all we know, the killer is here.
Faith Rosco: Look, I do a lot of things, but I don't kill kids, ok?
Mac Scorpio: Excuse me if I don't take your word on that.
Faith Rosco: Hey, what are you doing to do, put me in the freezer? That is where the killer found Sage.
Mac Scorpio: I want you out of the way until I figure out what the hell is going on in this house!
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Emily
Written and Performed by Dave Koz
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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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