History Series / RoyalPains

27th Sep '17 12:33:39 PM profviral
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** [[spoiler: Ironically, they do marry each other, it's just by their own choice.]]



** Divya's greeting is not dissimilar with patients; along the lines of, "My name's Divya Katdare, I'm a Physician's Assistant." Though that's likely for accountability issues.



* FunctionalAddict: After needing neurosurgery caused by the explosion resulting in Boris' [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead faked death]]]], Hank became addicted to pain meds. [[spoiler: Subverted in that they discovered a valid need for them]], but it still caused a loss of trust between Jeremiah and Hank due to Hank obtaining under them false pretense.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Jack.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Jack.]]Jack]] and [[spoiler: Dimitry]]



:: :A staggering amount of drama in Divya's life is this, on both sides:
** After [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech having a fight]] with her father due to him [[spoiler: trying to completely wipe out all traces of his wife's existence from his life and refusing to talk to her even though she was willing to reconcile, Divya came back to find her father face down in the pool. He fell in from the 2nd floor balcony trying to spray a bees nest and had an allergic reaction.]]
** When Divya leaves [[spoiler: Sashi alone in the car to quickly help a person in need, the police assume she left her there to go shopping when they see the bags. Without the person there to vouch for her, Divya's arrested when she resists them taking Sashi and the story's spread on the Internet out of context.]]



** 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, as of the fourth season,

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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.
again, especially since she keeps his surname.
** Jill, as of the fourth season, season [[spoiler: and TheBusCameBack for the final season]].


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hank to Eddie on how he walked out on his wife just as she began getting sick.
** This gets flipped on Hank by both Evan and Eddie that while what he did was messed up, it was 20 years ago and he came back into their lives sorry and wanting to make amends. It's fine if Hank wants to hold onto that grudge, but he can't interfere with what Evan wants.


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** [[spoiler: The issue finally is settled in the series finale as they are engaged. Then again, so was Hank in the [[HereWeGoAgain beginning of the series...]]]]
29th May '17 12:16:01 PM nombretomado
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** Worth noting is that USA does this a ''lot'' with commercials for all of their shows. There's a crossover commercial with ''WhiteCollar'', too, though when the summer 2010 schedule got locked down they've been cross-promoting with ''Burn Notice'' since they both come on on the same night.

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** Worth noting is that USA does this a ''lot'' with commercials for all of their shows. There's a crossover commercial with ''WhiteCollar'', ''Series/WhiteCollar'', too, though when the summer 2010 schedule got locked down they've been cross-promoting with ''Burn Notice'' since they both come on on the same night.



** In a 2012 crossover commercial, [[WhiteCollar Neal]] praises Hank's set up as consignment doctor but wonders how he can keep up being a fake doctor. Hank dully points out it's probably a talent he [[DeadpanSnarker picked up during all those years of medical school]]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Neal praises his willingness to go for that long of a con]].

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** In a 2012 crossover commercial, [[WhiteCollar [[Series/WhiteCollar Neal]] praises Hank's set up as consignment doctor but wonders how he can keep up being a fake doctor. Hank dully points out it's probably a talent he [[DeadpanSnarker picked up during all those years of medical school]]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Neal praises his willingness to go for that long of a con]].
21st May '17 11:51:49 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A parody of VinceOffer (the Sham Wow Guy), "Spencer the Spaz", is the subject of the second season premiere.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A parody of VinceOffer Creator/VinceOffer (the Sham Wow Guy), "Spencer the Spaz", is the subject of the second season premiere.
20th May '17 12:53:06 PM nombretomado
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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'' is a summer series airing on USANetwork Creator/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.
30th Mar '17 3:47:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* HowWeGotHere: "The Hankover" ([[ShoutOut wink]], [[TheHangover wink]]) opens with Hank, Evan, and others the aftermath of a party at Boris' house, and Divya and Jill waking up in a taxi at some beach somewhere. "24 hours ago..."

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* HowWeGotHere: "The Hankover" ([[ShoutOut wink]], [[TheHangover [[Film/TheHangover wink]]) opens with Hank, Evan, and others the aftermath of a party at Boris' house, and Divya and Jill waking up in a taxi at some beach somewhere. "24 hours ago..."
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.
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