History Series / RoyalPains

21st Jan '17 12:44:38 AM creader
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* FakeNationality: The German Boris is played by a guy from New York.
** Also, Rosie from "After The Fireworks" [[spoiler:in universe.]]



* 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.
21st Jan '17 12:42:11 AM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Just as with ''Series/BurnNotice'' for Miami, this show is filmed on-location in the Long Island / Hamptons area. However, Puerto Rico doubled for Cuba during the Boris-in-Cuba mini-arc, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot though it's not like they could just up and film in Cuba.]]



* DesignatedLoveInterest: Jill Casey

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* DesignatedLoveInterest: Jill CaseyCasey.



* FlorenceNightingaleEffect - Invoked by name by Hank after the young girl he saves during the pilot falls for him. And again when he saves the life of an attractive young woman's uncle in Cuba. [[spoiler:She doesn't agree.]]
* FollowTheLeader - Like ''Series/BurnNotice'', this show features a man who loses his job through no fault of his own and is forced to get by in an unfamiliar situation. [[LampshadeHanging That's a quote from the commercial where Michael writes to Hank]], and sends him a few things he might need; sunglasses, some sunscreen, [[RuleOfThree a block]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick of C4]]...
** Also: a doctor who chooses to save the life of a regular kid over an influential person which causes him to lose his job and his fiancée? [[{{Anime/Monster}} Somebody better keep an eye on the kid...]]

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* FlorenceNightingaleEffect - FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Invoked by name by Hank after the young girl he saves during the pilot falls for him. And again when he saves the life of an attractive young woman's uncle in Cuba. [[spoiler:She doesn't agree.]]
* FollowTheLeader - Like ''Series/BurnNotice'', this show features a man who loses his job through no fault of his own and is forced to get by in an unfamiliar situation. [[LampshadeHanging That's a quote from the commercial where Michael writes to Hank]], and sends him a few things he might need; sunglasses, some sunscreen, [[RuleOfThree a block]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick of C4]]...
** Also: a doctor who chooses to save the life of a regular kid over an influential person which causes him to lose his job and his fiancée? [[{{Anime/Monster}} Somebody better keep an eye on the kid...
]]



* {{Joisey}} - Evan and Hank are from there. It's fairly hard to tell. Likely through a combination of RealityIsUnrealistic (most accents aren't nearly as extreme as media likes to portray it) and exposure to a variety of accents, theirs has toned down to something else.

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* {{Joisey}} - {{Joisey}}: Evan and Hank are from there. It's fairly hard to tell. Likely through a combination of RealityIsUnrealistic (most accents aren't nearly as extreme as media likes to portray it) and exposure to a variety of accents, theirs has toned down to something else.



* MacGyvering - The commercials boast about this aspect of Hank. One patient's girlfriend asks him, "What are you, [=MacGyver=]?" after he saves his life with a bottle of vodka, a BIC pen, duct tape, a sharp knife, and a sandwich bag. All of this he used to save a hemophiliac who had internal bleeding from a car crash.

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* MacGyvering - MacGyvering: The commercials boast about this aspect of Hank. One patient's girlfriend asks him, "What are you, [=MacGyver=]?" after he saves his life with a bottle of vodka, a BIC pen, duct tape, a sharp knife, and a sandwich bag. All of this he used to save a hemophiliac who had internal bleeding from a car crash.



* PrettyInMink - Ms. Newberg in the pilot.

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* PrettyInMink - PrettyInMink: Ms. Newberg in the pilot.



* TheRival: Dr. Emily Peck, Hank's "temporary replacement," is now made into this. And as of "The Hankover", they now have FoeYay. More specifically, they slept together.



* TheRival: Dr. Emily Peck, Hank's "temporary replacement," is now made into this. And as of "The Hankover", they now have FoeYay. More specifically, they slept together.



* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{House}}'' meets ''Series/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''.
16th Dec '16 4:25:03 PM Xtifr
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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, whom he had declared 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.

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Royal Pains ''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, whom he had declared 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.
28th Aug '16 4:04:19 PM MikeW
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** However, the series often subverts this as several episodes have Hank chastising someone for a method that he knows will just cause more damage.
8th Jul '16 12:46:55 AM bombadil211
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The eighth and final season premiered May 18, 2016.

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The eighth show concluded in 2016, after eight seasons on the air. This also marked the end of USA Network's "Blue Sky" era of family-friendly programming and final season premiered May 18, 2016.
a transition to more adult-oriented fare.
7th Jul '16 4:53:53 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Evan. Strangely, most of his StopHelpingMe acts seem to be motivated by genuine care for Hank's wellbeing...and his desire to get some tail.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Evan. Strangely, most of his StopHelpingMe acts UnwantedAssistance seem to be motivated by genuine care for Hank's wellbeing...and his desire to get some tail.



* BelligerentSexualTension: Divya and Evan 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.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Divya and Evan 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 VitriolicBestBuds most of the time.
6th Jul '16 7:11:48 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: Evan seems hellbent on getting [=HankMed=] more customers, over the insistence of Hank himself. When he buckles down to it, he ''is'' a good CFO.
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.
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