• Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 4, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 49
  2. Negative: 5 out of 49

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  1. Aug 9, 2013
    4
    As much as I like these medically inclined tv shows, the gallons and gallons of unrefined drama, cheap comedy (and attempts of creating character debt to people that are completely unrelate-able, rich snobs and so forth) leaves me with little positive things to say about this series. It does have a few redeeming kinks such as withholding details of certain medical aspects like when they apply a mantoux text, expecting the audience to know the procedure but that unfortunately gets mainstreamed out in the later seasons like with any TV series above a couple of seasons. Expand
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62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    75
    No one's ever going to say Royal Pains, with its pun title (although Scott is the only royalty around, most of the upper-class patients prove to be real pains), is a classic addition to the medical genre, but it certainly is zippy fun.
  2. Royal Pains is a crappy but watchable series about a “concierge doctor” in the Hamptons, radically unambitious but better at balancing the guilt with the pleasure.
  3. 70
    The one-liners are broad, the plots preposterous. And yet it all works in a lighthearted-summer-fare kind of way, helped along with almost pornographic images of Hamptons wealth.