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

Quotes

Dillon Quartermaine: It's getting hotter.
Georgie Jones: Even the floor feels like it's burning!
Dillon Quartermaine: OK, OK, OK, OK, OK. That explosion came from below us, right? So I'm sure - I'll bet anything the stairwells are blocked.
Travis: So we're trapped? Great, man, that's just great!
Georgie Jones: Tom, it's OK.
Travis: I'm out of here. I'm going to use the elevator because it's a lot better than getting deep-fired!
Dillon Quartermaine: Wait a second, wait a second, dude.
Travis: Get out of my way.
Dillon Quartermaine: I'm not letting you leave. We stick together, all right? There's no smoke in here. They can still ...
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Written and Performed by Dave Koz
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These are the days of our crimes...
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Once upon a time there was a "story" that brought the kids home from school just to see it. It was called "DARK SHADOWS", but then later another soap did the same thing, it was called GENERAL HOSPITAL. In the early 80's this show managed to rise above it's soapiness with sharp writing and novel concepts that attracted the younger viewers female AND male. Throughout the 80's and early 90's GH managed to ride on that loyal fan base. But during the last 7-8 years GH has struggled mainly due to LOUSY WRITING. The current scribes seem to think the audience wants to watch heroic crime-lords break the law and beloved characters die horribly. It's a shame that this once cutting edge show has devolved into a show about a mobster, his moll and his cardboard cut-out henchman. ABC should either fire the current writers and producers or PULL THE PLUG on this terminal soap.


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