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:
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 Hank Lawson (104 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Evan R. Lawson (104 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Divya Katdare (104 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Paige Collins (73 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz (57 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Jill Casey (52 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Jeremiah Sacani / ... (49 episodes, 2012-2016)
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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.

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Most of the firefighters seen in the background of certain episodes are actual Southampton Fire Department members. The fire engines are props however, and not actual department vehicles. See more »

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[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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It's fun and extremely likable.
1 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this show for it's first season. I thought the characters were really likable, they were very funny, and some of the extremely exotic conditions rich people were coming down with (all on long island, who knew?) made the show fun and rewarding. The Dr (Hank) is great and the idea of saving someone at a rich recluse's house, then being given an amazing apartment, money, and the chance to rub elbows with the secretive elite plays on my fantasies terrifically. A lot of the rich characters fall into a typical neurotic mold but there are some like Boris the house owner that creates enough mystery to keep you watching for the next episode. The son with the distant father and crazy girlfriend is a great character. Evan the brother is Hilarious and has great chemistry with the main character. The Indian assistant Divya is really funny and I like the subplot of her dreams and her conflicts with traditional Indian cultural values. I thought the girlfriend character was OK but it didn't add much and the conflicts weren't very strong or justified. Overall a really fun show.


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