• 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. Sep 2, 2010
    7
    Easy watching. Not cerebral. Just enjoyable way to pass some time. Love seeing Henry Winkler. Might not be something you make time to watch, but thankfully you can catch a repeat often.
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    7
    Fun show, it's rare for a show about doctors to impress or hold me interested anymore but this show manages that. It's fun to watch and the cases are interesting so far. Let's see how it all turns out for season 2.
  3. May 7, 2012
    10
    This show has an interesting hook in the first episode. The first 30 minutes or so it just doesn't look good for the main character as he's in a lot of stress due to the whole doctor schedule. He pretty much losses everything, his job, his wife in the pilot episode. But after his brother walks in, his life is refreshed. At first, I didn't like how the episode was going and was but after his brother Evan walks in, it all changed. Royal Pains is nothing like the House Series. Its more unique and takes place surrounding their own built company. Every episode leaves a cliff hanger that makes you want to keep coming back for more. I highly recommend this show to anyone who's interested in medical, adventure, comedy, drama etc. Expand
  4. 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
Metascore
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.