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Royal Pains: Season 1 (2009)




Critic Consensus: Royal Pains' style is cheesy and broad, but the characters are likable in this light-hearted, zippy show.


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Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) is a young and smart New York doctor who not only loses his job after a wealthy patient dies in his care but is simultaneously dumped by his fiancée. Trying to raise his spirits, Hank's younger brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) whisks him away for a weekend in the Hamptons. While attending a party, Hank saves the life of a critically ill guest and gains the attention of the community. Suddenly in demand, Hank accepts an offer from wealthy businessman Boris (Campbell Scott) and decides to stay and reinvent himself as a doctor for hire, with Evan managing his business and the ambitious Divya (Reshma Shetty) as Hank's assistant.


Mark Feuerstein
as Hank Lawson
Paulo Costanzo
as Evan Lawson
Jill Flint
as Jill Casey
Reshma Shetty
as Divya Katdare
Campbell Scott
as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Ezra Miller
as Tucker Bryant
Christine Ebersole
as Ms. Newberg
Andrew McCarthy
as Marshall Bryant
Bruno Campos
as Charlie Casey
Peter Jacobson
as Alan Ryba
Margaret Colin
as Lucy Everett
Brooklyn Decker
as Rachael Rybar
William Abadie
as Javier Santos
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Critic Reviews for Royal Pains: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (17)

"Royal Pains" may be the perfect scripted summer series -- silly and sunny, with plenty of fun and occasional doses of drama.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Feuerstein is smooth, steady, sensitive -- properly McDreamian -- but his patients are less interesting than the gorgeous real estate. Medical shows are better off sticking to hospitals, where the walls are painted a self-effacing teal.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Beach towns have a way of flat-lining in the winter, but this isn't winter, and "Royal Pains," with a sunny star and even sunnier setting, might be just what the doctor ordered for those who can't take one more minute of pseudo-celebrity antics.

January 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead of having goofy fun with all its eye candy, Royal Pains mostly wants to sit around drinking in the excesses of the uber-wealthy, with an occasional joke as an afterthought.

June 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's not a bad summer diversion.

June 4, 2009 | Full Review…

The one-liners are broad, the plots preposterous. And yet it all works in a lighthearted-summer-fare kind of way, helped along with almost pornographic images of Hamptons wealth.

June 4, 2009 | Full Review…

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