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 / ... (2,018 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,623 episodes, 1991-2015)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,493 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,482 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,473 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,246 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,128 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,124 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,070 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,042 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (968 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (963 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (902 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (890 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (886 episodes, 2009-2016)
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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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| (1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Crosby, a nephew of The Crosby tribe, was the first art director to design scenery for the new (1963) black and white television daily daytime drama series. The initial set design for a room, looked like an open book, with a right side wing joining a flat center wall, the left wing wall extending the floor plan. Openings for doors and windows were located in various positions on each set. The set's painted color was neutral middle value beige-gray hues, with no wall-paper. Any hint at wall paper, or texture, was provided by a scenic roller paint pattern which was vogue in this era. The scenery height was eight (8'-0") foot high. Usually, network soap sets are ten feet high. All the sets were shallow in depth, minimum furniture and set decoration. Usually pictures were hung across wall expanses to establish an actors movement through the set. Competition from NBC TV and CBS TV daytime drama ratings forced the producers into expanding the physical production elements of the scenery and decoration. Neither NBC TV nor ABC TV used a set decorator. CBS TV was the only network employing and assigning a set decorator to their shows. Like a summer stock theater, scenery was designed, supervised, and decorated by the set designer/art director. Assistant Art Directors were employed after production became more involved, with time management determining additional support positions. In early television, like the theater, the designer was expected to cover everything in his design area. See more »

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Diego: You've got this attitude. You want people to think you're a bad girl, and it's all an act.
Edward Quartermaine #3: That's enough out of you, ok!
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: No, no, no. I want to hear this one.
Diego: You got parents, money, and a home. And you're convinced that you have such a hard life.
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: You know nothing about my life.
Diego: Oh, right, poor, misunderstood Pop Star. That's so weak.
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: You know what, you could have all the money and all the family in this world, and you would still be a jerk!
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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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