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General Hospital 

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Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner, and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 295 wins & 619 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos / ... 2,630 episodes, 1993-2020
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 2,090 episodes, 1991-2020
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 2,018 episodes, 2005-2020
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,960 episodes, 2003-2020
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,923 episodes, 1997-2020
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,652 episodes, 1996-2020
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,272 episodes, 2005-2020
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,214 episodes, 1996-2020
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,134 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,132 episodes, 2005-2016
Chad Duell ...  Michael Corinthos / ... 1,094 episodes, 2010-2020
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,077 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,071 episodes, 2009-2020
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Events in this daytime drama are centered in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. On-going plots are centered around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company E.L.Q.), and some sort of international intrigue involving former Agents of the W.S.B. (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura's (Genie Francis') wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's (John Colicos') evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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This is the longest-running dramatic serial on ABC, and is the longest-running daytime drama produced on the West Coast. See more »

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Luke Spencer: There, See? If we keep working together. All our dreams will come true.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: All my dreams are very specific, Luke. You better rest up.
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Spoofed in ALF: A Little Bit of Soap (1987) See more »

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This USED to be a GREAT show. Now...?
18 June 2003 | by SmoothpantsSee all my reviews

General Hospital used to be a great show. Back in the late-70's and early 80's..it was THE SOAP to watch.

In the early 90's, when Claire and Matthew Labine took over head writing duties, General Hospital spotlighted so many fantastic, heartwrenching, and honest stories. I mean, what fan of this show will EVER forget Stone and Robin's love story. Stone, dying of AIDS-blind due to it...takes his last glimpse of his love, Robin by a window and hapilly says "I can see you"...then passes away. Or will the forget the Breast Cancer storyline, when Monica cuts her bandages off to see that she has no breast, and she just begins to cry uncontrollably. Or, the revolutionary and GUTSY storyline when young Maxie is dying from a heart condition, and is need of a transplant. At the same time...her cousin Barbara Jean (B.J.) is rendered brain dead in a school bus accident. Tony and Bobbie decide to donate her organs. Meanwhile Felicia (Maxie's mom), gets the news that a donor heart has been found. So she goes to Bobbie happy that they have found a heart for her daughter. Her happiness turns to horror when she finds Bobbie crying. Instantly, Felicia knows...

"Noooo. Not Barbara Jean. Not Barbara Jean's heart."

And she collapses to the floor, crying. I cry now as I think about it, and this was ten years ago. And then the scene where Tony hovers over Maxie, as she recovers from the transplant. And he leans down and places his ear over her chest to hear the beating heart that belonged to his deceased daughter. Oh man...

This was OUTSTANDING TELEVISION!

Sadly, GH has regressed so much under the watch of Bob Guza, Jr. I don't care what anyone says....it's BLASPHEMY to put a Spencer with a Cassadine!!! To me...this show is long gone. With the loss of some of my favorite actors (Johnathan Jackson, Amber Tamblyn, Kimberly McCullough, Sarah Brown), and some truly horiffic writing, storylines and pairings....I can never watch this show with the same enthusiasm as I did ten and twenty years ago. For me though...there are few saving graces for this show. The Quartermaines': John Ingle...whom not only has filled the shoes of David Lewis' "Edward Quartermaine" character...but has greatly improved on the original (and this is saying A LOT, as David Lewis was FANTASTIC as Edward), Leslie Charleson, Stuart Damon, Anna Lee, Jane Eliot (always a good watch when she returns from time to time), and Robin Christopher (GREAT). Maurice Benard as "Sonny" still delivers the goods. And of course, Tony Geary as "Luke Spenser". I just wish the material was better. Sadly, unless the Labines come back, or someone can be the second coming of Gloria Monty...I'll just be a viewer on occasion.


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1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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