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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Series cast summary:
...  Sonny Corinthos 2,288 episodes, 1993-2018
...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,776 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,717 episodes, 2005-2018
...  Sam McCall / ... 1,714 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,695 episodes, 1997-2018
...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,447 episodes, 1996-2018
...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,129 episodes, 1996-2016
...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,091 episodes, 2005-2018
...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,072 episodes, 1996-2017
...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,071 episodes, 2005-2013
...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,040 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Damien Spinelli 993 episodes, 2006-2018
...  Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... 928 episodes, 1985-2018
...  Luke Spencer / ... 916 episodes, 1978-2018
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Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | 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-)

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| (1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Eli Love's original name was going to be Apollo Love until Rick Springfield suggested the name Eli instead.The character was also made Australian as a nod to Rick Springfield's own Australian background. See more »

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Samantha McCall: How can Sonny be dead?
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: And he took a woman with him. It's so damn typical.
Samantha McCall: All right. Maybe - maybe it's a mistake, right?
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: No, it's not a mistake. Sonny's been cheating death for years. It's just finally caught up with him.
Samantha McCall: Well he and Carly might - might have been able to get out. I mean, we did, right? And there was no hope for us either. I mean, I just think that maybe if anyone can do it, Sonny can.
Jasper 'Jax' Jacks: You're in love with him aren't you?
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Great soap opera
22 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

General Hospital is a long running soap opera that had wonderful leadership with Gloria Monty and Wendy Riche and amazing writers like Claire Labine. Also great performances by John Beradino,Rachel Ames, Tony Geary,Genie Francis,Tristan Rogers,Finola Hughes,Kimberly Mccullough,Vanessa Marcil,Alicia Leigh Willis and Billy Warlock.

Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes were incredible as Robert and Anna in the 80s and 90s where GH was filled with action,adventure and romance.

The highlight of the 1990s included storylines of the family. BJ Jones's death, Monica Quartermaine fighting breast cancer, Stone and Robin's love story and their AIDS storyline. Plus the amazing chemistry and connection that made Sonny&Brenda soulmates.

GH hit a rough patch in 2000-2001 with many backstage changes but it is improving in 2002. One of the most promising current storylines is the AJ Quartermaine and Courtney Matthews relationship. Billy Warlock and Alicia Leigh Willis have phenomenal chemistry that makes watching in 2002 a must.


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