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Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Dr. Dan Irving
Boris's Key Servant
Garden Party Attendee
"Royal Pains" may be the perfect scripted summer series -- silly and sunny, with plenty of fun and occasional doses of drama.
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.
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.
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.
It's Gossip Girl as a medical procedural, which may not be a recipe for quality, but I'm a weak woman, and it works for me on a hot day.
For some lightweight entertainment during the summer months, "Royal Pains" is kind of fun.
If the series can dump the soap-opera aspects of the Hank / Jill relationship and focus more on the medical business at hand and the bond between Hank and Evan, "Royal Pains" may well be heading for four-star territory.
"Royal" is for fans of glitzy, stylish shows that enjoy seeing the rich being made out to look foolish or worse.
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.
It has a primary problem, in that the weakest character is the lead...That aside, Royal Pains is a pleasant excursion, with some great one-liners and a chance to tweak its well-worn formula.
Audience Reviews for Royal Pains: Season 1
Apr 21, 2020A cheery and fresh medical dramedy with sharp dialogue and characters.
Dec 11, 2018Loved it. Very watchable.