History Series / RoyalPains

28th May '16 3:34:24 PM profviral
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** After learning Evan used her share of [=HankMed=] as leverage against Hank, Divya angrily declares that [[ItMakesSenseInContext "[she's] going to shuck Evan"]].
25th May '16 8:56:33 PM profviral
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The fifth season premiered on June 12, 2013.

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The fifth eighth and final season premiered on June 12, 2013.May 18, 2016.
16th May '16 8:09:19 AM SinDustries
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Royal Pains is a summer series airing on USANetwork about medical genius Hank Lawson (played by Mark Feuerstein) who makes a decision triaging "some kid off the street" and saving him over a billionaire trustee (who he had declared stable) who subsequently died. The resulting legal backlash makes him lose pretty much everything he has, including his fiancée due to the emotional difficulties, and is blacklisted from any medical position even remotely worth his skills.

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Royal Pains is a summer series airing on USANetwork about medical genius Hank Lawson (played by Mark Feuerstein) who makes a decision triaging "some kid off the street" and saving him over a billionaire trustee (who trustee, whom he had declared stable) who stable and subsequently died. The resulting legal backlash makes him lose pretty much everything he has, including his fiancée due to the emotional difficulties, and is blacklisted from any medical position even remotely worth his skills.
14th May '16 9:04:35 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{House}}'' meets ''MacGyver'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''. Or, alternatively, ''Burn Notice'' meets ''NorthernExposure'' meets ''MacGyver''.
** ''Series/BurnNotice'' is already ''MacGyver''y enough, so it's probably more like just ''House'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{House}}'' meets ''MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''. Or, alternatively, ''Burn Notice'' meets ''NorthernExposure'' meets ''MacGyver''.
''[=MacGyver=]''.
** ''Series/BurnNotice'' is already ''MacGyver''y ''[=MacGyver=]''y enough, so it's probably more like just ''House'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''.
7th May '16 10:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* AffablyEvil: Eddie Lawson. He's a con artist who walked out on his own sons, then came back and swindled them out of their money. But, what're you gonna do? He's [[HappyDays The Fonz]].

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* AffablyEvil: Eddie Lawson. He's a con artist who walked out on his own sons, then came back and swindled them out of their money. But, what're you gonna do? He's [[HappyDays [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]].
1st Mar '16 8:51:56 AM jjjj2
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* AbortedArc: It's extremely clear watching the earlier seasons that they were setting up Divya and Evan to get together through the use of BelligerentSexualTension. However Evans unexpected chemistry with Paige killed that plot line.
7th Feb '16 3:49:17 AM eroock
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-->''"Those observant eyes of yours? You better keep 'em wide open, 'cuz you ain't seen nothin' yet!"''

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-->''"Those ->''"Those observant eyes of yours? You better keep 'em wide open, 'cuz you ain't seen nothin' yet!"''
4th Feb '16 6:44:57 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''Evan:''' Hankpops, [[TheHudsuckerProxy y'know...for kids.]]"

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--> '''Evan:''' Hankpops, [[TheHudsuckerProxy [[Film/TheHudsuckerProxy y'know...for kids.]]"
31st Jan '16 10:10:51 PM JZ42
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** Emma's constant mention of AutoTrader is painfully obvious. Made worse when Evan and Paige give a stilted reaction to her bringing it up while confessing that she lied to them...again.
30th Nov '15 6:41:05 AM crazysamaritan
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Divya and Evan

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Divya and EvanEvan had a number of frustrated arguments as Evan appeared to flirt with her and misinterpret some of her aggravation as her flirting back. The bickering tapers off rapidly once Evan hooks up with Paige, but they remain VitrolicBestBuds most of the time.



** More or less ended now that Evan's with Paige.
* TheBechdelTest: Jill and Divya have numerous conversations about subjects unrelated to men, Divya and Jill also have plenty of conversations with female patients about their health.



* CanNotSpitItOut: Boris has this for the first season or so, going to ridiculous lengths to hide and/or find a cure for his condition, often alienating Hank, the one doctor who seems to thinks he can help him.
** Ditto for Jeremiah and his feelings for Divya. He even denies it when Evan notices and says something. Had Jeremiah been more upfront with her to begin with, he could have saved himself some heartache.

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* CanNotSpitItOut: CanNotSpitItOut:
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Boris has this for the first season or so, going goes to ridiculous lengths to hide and/or find a cure for his condition, often alienating Hank, the one doctor who seems to thinks he can help him.
** Ditto for Jeremiah and his feelings for Divya. He even denies it when Evan notices and says something. Had Jeremiah been more upfront with her to begin with, he could have saved himself some heartache.



* CatapultNightmare: Jill is being afflicted by these after her "accident".

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* CatapultNightmare: Jill is being afflicted by these nightmares that jolt her awake in bed after her "accident".



* CoattailRidingRelative: Both Hank's brother and father try to use Hank to get rich.
** Averted in Season 4. It turns out that Hank needs Evan to keep the business afloat, while Evan can get along fine without Hank. Even Eddie R. is working on getting his book published on its own merits.

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* CoattailRidingRelative: CoattailRidingRelative:
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Both Hank's brother and father try seem to use depend on medically licensed Hank to get rich.
** Averted Reversed in Season 4. It turns out that 4, where Hank needs Evan finds himself needing Evan's accounting abilities to keep the his medical business afloat, while Evan can get along fine without Hank. Even Eddie R. is working on getting his book published on its own merits.



* EasterEgg + GeniusBonus: In the season 2 premiere, [=HankMed=] has to save an infomercial star who got stuck in a vent. The ladder they set up just before the cut to commercial appears to be the "Little Giant", which is sold in infomercials.



* GeniusBonus: In the season 2 premiere, [=HankMed=] has to save an infomercial star who got stuck in a vent. The ladder they set up just before the cut to commercial appears to be the "Little Giant", which is sold in infomercials.



* HypocriticalHumor + StereotypeReactionGag: When Evan finds out Divya's getting married, he starts going on about how awesome weddings are, what with getting to be with someone you love. Divya doesn't meet his eye, so he asks if it's an arranged marriage. Divya protests him applying the stereotype before admitting that yes, it's a ''strategic'' marriage.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: [[spoiler: Pretty much Divya's parent's reaction to when she called off the marriage. Cutting her off from of all of her assets and throwing her on the street.]]
** Sadly this is TruthInTelevision, as some families treat their daughters as nothing more than objects to marry off as business deals. And if the daughter does not want to go through with it, the family will disown them.

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* HypocriticalHumor + StereotypeReactionGag: HypocriticalHumor: When Evan finds out Divya's getting married, he starts going on about how awesome weddings are, what with getting to be with someone you love. Divya doesn't meet his eye, so he asks if it's an arranged marriage. Divya protests him applying the stereotype before admitting that yes, it's a ''strategic'' marriage.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler: Pretty much Divya's parent's reaction to when she called off the marriage. Cutting her off from of all of her assets and throwing her on the street.]]
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]] Sadly this is TruthInTelevision, as some families treat their daughters as nothing more than objects to marry off as business deals. And if the daughter does not want to go through with it, the family will disown them.



* [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInMiami It's Always Sunny in the Hamptons]]: Semi-justified in that the show is actually shot in the Hamptons (or at least Long Island), but ''really''? The other half is semi-justified in that anything that might ruin a shot is probably cut out since it suddenly raining during random scenes would likely ruin the mood or make it harder to film/get audio/etc.
** People in the Hamptons aren't usually out and about when it's raining.

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* [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInMiami It's Always Sunny in the Hamptons]]: ItsAlwaysSunnyInMiami: Semi-justified in that the show is actually shot in the Hamptons (or at least Long Island), but ''really''? The other half is semi-justified in that anything that might ruin a shot is probably cut out since it suddenly raining during random scenes would likely ruin the mood or make it harder to film/get audio/etc.
** People in the Hamptons aren't usually out and about when it's raining.
audio/etc.



* JewishAndNerdy: Evan.

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* JewishAndNerdy: Evan.The Lawson family is Jewish, and Evan fulfills many nerdy stereotypes, acting like a kid most of the time.



* OncePerEpisode: Hank often has a habit of asking patients how bad their pain is in a scale of 1 to 10, which the patients telling them how his grading system is grossly inadequate.

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* OncePerEpisode: OncePerEpisode:
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Hank often has a habit of asking patients how bad their pain is in a scale of 1 to 10, which the patients telling them how his grading system is grossly inadequate.



** Considering that ''RoyalPains'' is made by the same folks who brought us ''Series/BurnNotice'', which uses subtitles for nothing ''but'' jokes (and [[DeadpanSnarker pretty snarky ones]], at that), can we really be surprised?



* PluckyComicRelief / CasanovaWannabe - Evan, whose BStory antics get painfully humiliating.
** Evan technically loses said CasanovaWannabe status: he finally gets laid in Cuba and gets a girlfriend by means of being TheBeard first.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: In-universe. Evan calls Jill and Hank "Jank".

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* PluckyComicRelief / CasanovaWannabe - PluckyComicRelief: Evan, whose BStory antics get painfully humiliating.
** Evan technically loses said CasanovaWannabe status: he finally gets laid in Cuba and gets a girlfriend by means of being TheBeard first.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: In-universe. In-universe, Evan calls Jill and Hank "Jank".



* ProductPlacement: Everyone seems to use Apple computers.

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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Everyone seems to use Apple computers.



* PutOnABus: Charlie, who was supposed to fill the third part of an awkward LoveTriangle between Hank and Jill, is noticeably absent from the second season premiere. Jill remarks that she finalized their divorce and nothing of him is mentioned ever again.
** Jill herself is this as of the fourth season.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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Charlie, who was supposed to fill the third part of an awkward LoveTriangle between Hank and Jill, is noticeably absent from the second season premiere. Jill remarks that she finalized their divorce and nothing of him is mentioned ever again.
** Jill herself is this Jill, as of the fourth season.season,



* SeriousBusiness: Evan can get over a kidnapping attempt but how '' '''DARE''' '' you try to sell him counterfeit Cohibas.
** And again in "The Hankover".

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* SeriousBusiness: SeriousBusiness:
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Evan can get over a kidnapping attempt but how '' '''DARE''' '' you try to sell him counterfeit Cohibas.
** And again in In "The Hankover".Hankover";
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