Royal Pains is a good new show from USA Network. I don't know yet whether it
will be as good as "Burn Notice" or "Monk", but the first episode is off to
a good start. The hero is a doctor who gets sued, even though he did the
right thing, and then he is unable to get another job. He loses his wife,
too, and seems headed into a deep depression. Then, when he follows his
accountant brother to a party in the Hamptons (on Long Island), he stumbles
into a job as a high-priced personal. He basically makes house calls to rich
people. He also gets to work at a local hospital, presumably helping people
who are not rich. The first episode doesn't really delve into that, but I
believe future episodes will.
Although the show is ostensibly a medical show, it is really not. There is
lots of excitement, action, adventure, sex, and laughs. It is a fairly
mindless show, but with good heart. It is definitely enjoyable and fun.
You should tune in and check it out on USA Network! Premieres this week.
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