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Port Charles 

Spin-off of "General Hospital" focusing on the professional and personal lives of the first year interns at Port Charles' General Hospital. Now residents at the hospital, the doctors and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Julie Pinson ...  Dr. Eve Lambert 920 episodes, 1997-2001
Jon Lindstrom ...  Dr. Kevin Collins 918 episodes, 1997-2003
Lynn Herring ...  Lucy Coe 892 episodes, 1997-2003
Jay Pickett ...  Frank Scanlon 762 episodes, 1997-2003
Nolan North ...  Chris Ramsey 734 episodes, 1997-2002
Kin Shriner ...  Scott Baldwin 725 episodes, 1997-2002
Lisa Ann Hadley Lisa Ann Hadley ...  Dr. Julie Devlin 462 episodes, 1997-2002
Marie Wilson ...  Karen Cates 443 episodes, 1999-2003
Mitch Longley Mitch Longley ...  Dr. Matt Harmon 375 episodes, 1997-2000
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Spin-off of "General Hospital" focusing on the professional and personal lives of the first year interns at Port Charles' General Hospital. Now residents at the hospital, the doctors and their friends and families are constantly threatened by Dr. Greg Cooper who may or may not be the General Homicide killer. Cooper tries to get revenge on all of them because he was dropped from the hospital's intern program. Written by Adam-157

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Port Charles: Tempted: Get Tempted See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Port Charles: Fate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Originally focusing on interns of General Hospital, the show soon became a more conventional soap opera. Then in 2000, it was announced that Port Charles would abandon the traditional open-ended style of storytelling, in favor of 13-week story arcs, similar to Latin telenovelas. Each arc is referred to as a "book", and has its own plot line. The approach was designed to attract more younger viewers, with shorter format being easier for many viewers to keep up with. ABC's then head of daytime, Angela Shapiro said of format change, "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey, still, we need to come up with cker] stories that have a beginning, middle, and end." See more »

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Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay: [to Rafe] Let's clear one thing up... I'm not afraid of anything, halo boy.
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Referenced in SOAPnet Salutes ABC Daytime (2003) See more »

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Port Charles has an amazing cast, frequently wasted in stories that make no sense whatsoever!
13 August 2002 | by IrenePax60See all my reviews

I have watched Port Charles from Day One and I have been consistently amazed by the highly credible performances of the energetic and charismatic cast of young performers, such as the consistently credible Nolan North as Dr. Chris Ramsey, Sarah Aldrich as Courtney Kanelos, Colton James as Neil Kanelos, Lisa Ann Hadley as Julie Devlin-Ramsey and Brian Gaskill as Rafe Kovich Sadly, I have also watched Port Charles fall from a high rating of 2.7 to the bottom of the barrel at 1.5. The fault lies NOT with the performers but with the story direction - the storylines are often murky at best and and just plain dumb at worst! My Direct TV Guide STILL claims that Port Charles is a show about 'young doctors and nurses as they pursue their careers.' But, at some point, this idealistic beginning (which garnered a 2.7 rating) got lost in the shuffle, as Port Charles sank deeper and deeper into a morbid fixation on 'pure evil' and journeyed off into an attempt to see how many bad horror movie rip-offs they could get away with foisting off on the public! In those instances when Port Charles threw away the fixation on evil and let a little happiness creep in - the ratings rose accordingly - 'Miracles Happen,' which showed Julie returning to bid an emotional farewell to her true love, Chris - received a 2.0 rating - the highest that Port Charles had received since veering off into the strange territory of 'Nothing But the Supernatural!'- in storylines suddenly called 'arcs.' With their talented cast of young performers, Port Charles COULD have been great. While the TV Guide promised a show about doctors, nurses and their careers; and ABC promised that ALL ABC shows would be 'returning to their core and delivering more romance; and Soap Net promised to be the channel that delivered 'Love, love, love' - Port Charles ran aground on the dangerous reefs of 'Too Many Broken Promises.' If only ONE of those promises HAD been kept, Port Charles would not only STILL have a 2.7 rating, they would be an hour show by now and be named FREQUENTLY when Emmys are being handed out. If only the stories being told by Port Charles had ever lived up to the brilliant cast, Port Charles would have had it made! Sincerely, Heather, Sangre de Cristo, Colorado, USA


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