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General Hospital 

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:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,403 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,884 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,819 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,813 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,767 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,524 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,159 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,128 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,075 episodes, 1996-2019
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,067 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,049 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 998 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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On December 4, 2009, The Wall Street Journal published an article by 'James Franco' called "A Star, a Soap and the Meaning of Art: Why an appearance on 'General Hospital' qualifies as performance art" in which Franco summarized the history of Performance Art and explained his 20-episode acting stint on the daytime soap opera General Hospital (1963) as an attempt to create Performance Art of his own. About his appearance on the show, he wrote, "I disrupted the audience's suspension of disbelief, because no matter how far I got into the character, I was going to be perceived as something that doesn't belong to the incredibly stylized world of soap operas. Everyone watching would see an actor they recognized, a real person in a made-up world. In performance art, the outcome is uncertain-and this was no exception. My hope was for people to ask themselves if soap operas are really that far from entertainment that is considered critically legitimate. Whether they did was out of my hands....performance art is all about context....when I wear green makeup and fly across a rooftop in Spider-Man 3 (2007), I'm working as an actor, but were I to do the same thing on the subway platform, a host of possibilities would open up. Playing the Green Goblin in the subway would no longer be about creating the illusion that I am flying. It would be about inserting myself in a familiar space in such a way that it becomes stranger than fiction, along the lines of what I'm doing on 'General Hospital.'....If all goes according to plan, it will definitely be weird. But is it art?". See more »

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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by RayvynSee all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.

Rayvyn


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