Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What I’m Watching: Royal Pains

Royal Pains: Season 2, Episode 7 “Comfort’s Overrated” (B+)

At this point, I’m starting to come around to the idea that if I’m able to predict what’s wrong with patients, that means I’m an intellectual viewer rather than something negative or repetitive about the show itself. Each episode continues to be a blast, so if the big reveal about someone’s condition doesn’t floor me, I think that’s alright. The presence of Dr. Emily Peck and her rival concierge doctor service, minus the bickering support team, of course, helps makes this episode all the more entertaining. What’s particularly fun about it is the relationship between Hank and Emily. Her saying “you stoled my client” and “go Danish” are certainly puzzling, but she did have a good recovery when she debated the true difference between Dutch and Danish. I’d like to see more of their professional clashing and personal flirting. On the guest star front, we have Ian Gomez, also known as Andy from “Cougar Town,” as the husband who can’t stop hitting on every woman and pissing off his wife. Sadly, his role here was hardly as fun as his part on ABC’s misnamed comedy series. The concept of the faux-beau was enjoyable, although seeing poor Evan have a great day and then suddenly be cast side and subsequently overhear that she thought it was the worst day ever was quite sad. Maybe they’ll embark on a true romance now that her Cairo-bound boyfriend is out of the picture? There may be some competition, however, since Divya is destined to be with someone else other than her fiancé, and I doubt I’m the only one who suspects it’s Evan.

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