Friday, June 12, 2009

Anyone watching Royal Pains?


So I'm curious, is anyone watching Royal Pains Thursday nights on USA? I thought I'd give it a shot since all of my regularly scheduled scripted programs are on hiatus until the fall. Plus, it follows Burn Notice (talk about a KILLER lead-in). In case you're not familiar with the premise of the show, it follows Dr. Hank Lawson (played by Mark Feuerstein) when he falls into the plum job of becoming a concierge doctor to the wealthy at the Hamptons, after being fired from his job as an ER doctor when a hospital patron died on his watch. Basically, he's a mix of MacGyver and Michael Westen from Burn Notice, only blander. Feuerstein comes across as likable enough, but I am just not connecting with the whole premise of the show. Perhaps this is because it's been called Burn Notice, M.D., one too many times - and in my opinion, falls FAR short by comparison. So, any Royal Pains fans out there that are connecting with this show better than I am? I realize only two episodes have aired, but if this show is working for you, let me know what I'm missing. ;-) (I should mention that the presence of Campbell Scott in the pilot and Andrew McCarthy in last night's episode are marks in the show's favor...small marks, but marks nonetheless!)

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Is it worth watching?

Ruth said...

@Jennifer - It's okay. Not super excited about it yet - I canceled the series record on my DVR if that tells you anything. ;-) The series concept may need to "gel" a while before it really works for me. Just my two cent's worth.