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


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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4 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Reshma Shetty (Divya) is married to fellow actor Deep Katdare, and the last name of Divya's character on the show is Katdare. Deep Katdare also executive produced and acted in a movie, Hiding Divya (2006), which premiered three years before the premiere of Royal Pains (2009). Thus, both the first and last names of Resma Shetty's character on the show, Divya Katdare, are either a reference, or a tribute, to Shetty's real life husband. 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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Amazing visuals!
25 December 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I've began to watch this show because i liked the concept. A doctor who makes house calls in The Hamptons. I liked it from the beginning and et has a good story. On the other hand it's just not my kind of thing but it's just interesting enough to keep my attention. Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo are a very good acting duo and the acting overall is very very good. So overall i have to say acting is very good and the story is just average => 6/10

But the reason i like this show the most is just because the visualization of the show is incredible so great props to the cameramen. It's just the way they always make such beautiful pictures, wow just wow! It's very well directed and filmed like no other show i ever saw before. Just a joy to watch => 10/10

So if I count those two scores I get and 8/10 and that's a good score to project how good this show is. I don't say it's a must watch, but it's worth a try.

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