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Royal Pains (2009– )

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An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.

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Series cast summary:
 Hank Lawson (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Evan R. Lawson (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Divya Katdare (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Paige Collins (67 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz (53 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Jill Casey (51 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Jeremiah Sacani (42 episodes, 2012-2015)


ROYAL PAINS centers on a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. Written by Lynn Weiss

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Work's a beach.


Comedy | Drama


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12 September 2009 (Sweden)  »

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Bananowy doktor  »

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The character of Paige Collins is an artist, and is portrayed by Brooke D'Orsay. Musée d'Orsay, located in Paris, France, is second in importance only to Musée du Louvre as a French art museum, and holds the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces. Paige Collin's artist avocation is a reference to the actress sharing a last name with the important Paris museum. See more »


[opening montage]
Dr. Hank Lawson: [voiceover] I'm Hank. I was your typical emergency room doctor... till I got fired.
Hospital Administrator: You let a billionaire hospital trustee die to save some kid off the street.
Dr. Hank Lawson: I made a judgment call.
Hospital Administrator: You made a mistake.
Dr. Hank Lawson: [voiceover] This is my brother.
Evan R. Lawson: I'm Evan R. Lawson, C.P.A.
Dr. Hank Lawson: [voiceover] He took me away from my troubles and to the Hamptons, and suddenly I had a chance to become a whole new kind of doctor. It turns out the wealthy and not-so-wealthy out here could use a guy who makes house calls...
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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Gets a Job! (2015) See more »


Written & Performed by The Blue Van
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Royal Pains a hit with me
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the dearth of scripted shows on the 4 major networks these days, I've been forced to check out the series on USA, TNT, etc. "Royal Pains" is a delight! I'm sorry the first season is over already. The HD is brilliant, the scenery around the Hamptons is glorious.....a great back drop for a really good series, full of humor and drama and just a mix of "MacGyver" thrown in. It's important to me in a series that the supporting cast is just as strong as the lead character, and here we have an eclectic group who complement each other, and their interaction seems effortless. I do agree with another comment that the chemistry between Hank and Jill needs to be tweaked in some way, but aside from that I do look forward to many more years of "HankMed" and I will be one of the first to by the DVD.

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