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 / ... (2,050 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,624 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,523 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,268 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,125 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (973 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Damien Spinelli (973 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (905 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (890 episodes, 1985-2016)
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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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| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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A Martinez looked so much like the original Roy DiLucca, Asher Brauner, that the show was able to use flashbacks as Roy was introduced onto the show. See more »

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Faith Rosco: I knew you'd come.
Justice Ward: No, you didn't. You don't look like you got much sleep.
Faith Rosco: No, I - I couldn't get the feel of you off my lips. How about you?
Justice Ward: Slept like a baby.
Faith Rosco: Liar.
Justice Ward: Faith, my nights of tossing and turning over you are long gone.
Faith Rosco: Like I said - liar.
Justice Ward: You don't know me as well as you think you do.
Faith Rosco: I know that you're on fire. You hide it well, but I can see it in your eyes.
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General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch General Hospital all the time, and i must say, it is the best the ever! It is a SoapOpera, but, i think even men will enjoy it. (I say that because men do watch it, but mostly women) There is just enough action to keep the men interested, and enough passion to keep the women. The show is just a good show, point blank! Its plots are amazing, you never know what will happen next. Also, the characters are written to a Tee, so you fall inlove with them, and end up picking favorites, and picking those you don't like! Some people say the show is not good anymore, but i disagree. If you were to of watched back in the day, it had a much different feeling, now, mob families rule Port Charles (where General Hospital is located) But, story lines don't just center around that. If you decide to give GH a try, some characters you should look for are Edward, Monica, Alan, Luke, Tracy, Bobbie, Leslie and Audry. They are have been on the show for a long time. This show is my opinion, out of a 1-worst, 10-Best, id give it a 9. It is always keeps me entertained, but, nothing is perfect, even General Hospital!


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