• Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 4, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 6 out of 55

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  1. samanthaz
    Jun 22, 2009
    6
    The concept is great. The acting awful! Mark Feuerstein is tolerable but Paulo Costanzo is irritating and awkward at best!
  2. TerryA.
    Jul 16, 2009
    5
    I love to see how the other half lives, and love the challenges the doctor faces. But the stars are not a plus. The doctor is bland, the brother is obnoxious. There is absolutely no chemistry or decent dialogue between the doctor and his hospital director love interest. She is so non-descript that I couldn't pick her out of a line-up. Glad to see Christine Ebersole and Bruce Campbell I love to see how the other half lives, and love the challenges the doctor faces. But the stars are not a plus. The doctor is bland, the brother is obnoxious. There is absolutely no chemistry or decent dialogue between the doctor and his hospital director love interest. She is so non-descript that I couldn't pick her out of a line-up. Glad to see Christine Ebersole and Bruce Campbell trying to show how it's done. Expand
Metascore
61

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.