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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Sam Axe: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "Burn Notice": Sam Axe is drinking a mojito when Evan calls him on his cellphone] Evan! How's HankMed?
Evan R. Lawson: Forget HankMed. One word: "Spyami."
Sam Axe: "Spyami?"
Evan R. Lawson: The future #1 spy-for-hire agency in all of South Florida.
Sam Axe: [incredulous] Uh-huh?
Evan R. Lawson: Just imagine benches and T-shirts and coffee mugs! We're going to be rich but it's going to be amazing!
Sam Axe: Oh no, I'm going into a canyon here in Miami.
[makes garbled noises]
Evan R. Lawson: I'm going to call you right back. You stay right there. I'm...
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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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Don't give up on this show too soon!
20 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, when I stared watching this show my expectations were pretty low. I thought the story seemed pretty boring and the setting - well I thought I've seen it all before. Moreover, I did not like ANY of the characters at first and some even annoyed me (like Jil and Evan - especially Evan!). However, the writers really develop all characters very well and after a couple of episodes I simply started to love each of them. Everyone has their own story and you simply get drawn into it and keep on wanting more. There is never too much drama, however there is ALWAYS something going on that keeps you watching. I believe this show has everything it takes: a bit of action, a bit of drama, a lot of fun and looots of nice, expensive locations, houses and cars. Do not give up on this show after the first episodes! Hank will not let you down, I swear!

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