General Hospital (1963– )

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Cast

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,869 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,620 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,375 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,344 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,325 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,144 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,069 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,041 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,030 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (950 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (894 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (871 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (870 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (791 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (783 episodes, 2007-2015)
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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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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The show was originally going to be called "Emergency Hospital". See more »

Quotes

Nikolas Cassidine: I'm glad that you survived the fire as well. As much as I've hated you at times. I never really wanted you dead.
Helena Cassadine: I know that. And I know that, on some level you've always understood my devotion to you.
Nikolas Cassidine: Doesn't mean I accept or condone all the terrible things you've done. All I'm saying is that maybe - maybe this fire is a change for us to start over, to connect as a - as a family - not that that's even possible. Believe me, I have my doubts about your motivations.
Helena Cassadine: No, Nikolas, it is more than ...
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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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