Royal Pains (TV Pick of the Week)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I love Royal Pains!

If you're not familiar with the show, it's about Hank (Mark Feuerstein) a former hot shot doc in NYC who got fired from his hospital for treating a young patient with a good chance of survival rather than an old rich guy who paid for the very hospital he was working in.  His younger, wacky, brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) takes him to the Hamptons where Hank ends up saving the life of a party goer at a function they are attending.  Consequently HankMed is born; a concierge doctor company that treats the uber-rich and throws in some pro-bono work on the side.

The show is half a weekly situational where every week there is a patient or two with some mysterious sickness or disorder that has to either be figured out or emergency saved and half comedy series.  Most of the series characters are fun to watch and Hank is the McGuyver of medicine. Other than Hank and Evan some of the characters include:

Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty) - an Indian Physician's Assistant who works with HankMed and also called off her arranged marriage because she wants to find true love.
Eddie Lawson (Henry Winkler) - Hank and Evan's formerly estranged, but now everything seems OK, father.
Jill Casey - First a love interest, then friend, then friend with benefits to Hank, has recently left the Hamptons to work in Africa.
Borris - Super rich guy who took Hank and Evan in to live in his guest house which is still bigger than most people's regular house.
Mrs. Newman - A Hamptons resident who is a reoccurring patient of HankMed and is now dating Eddie.  She's hilariuos and I particularly love the episode where she threw a giant "Bark-Mitzvah" for her dog's 13th Birthday.

Jill, Evan, Hank, Divya (L to R)
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