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Camellia Fleishman, who left comment number 11 (eleven)! Congrats Camellia, and thanks for entering. Your fun prize (lucky you!) will be on its way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV Screener.com.
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You’ve read the review, now enter TV Screener.com‘s contest to win the ROYAL PAINS SUMMER TOTE, a goody-packed bag valued at more than $300!
A perfect bag is a perfect prescription for fun! Filled with all the essentials for a lazy summer weekend, the Royal Pains tote is just what the Hamptons ordered!
- First aid kit
- Travel Scrabble
- “Cure Your Royal Pains” t-Shirt
- Prescription “candy” bottle
- Hamptons magazine
- Oversized beach blanket
- Royal Pains red Band-Aid box with custom Band-Aids
- The Hamptons Dictionary
- Tate’s cookie carton (Among the yummiest cookies known to personkind. Really.)
- Kiehl’s Summer Lotions Kit
- Playing cards
- Inflatable inner tube
USA will launch the 75-minute limited commercial premiere of ROYAL PAINS, the network’s newest original scripted series, on Thursday, June 4 at 10/9c immediately following the Season 3 premiere of BURN NOTICE at its new timeslot 9/8c.
ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein as Hank Lawson, a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient’s death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant “doctor for hire” to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town’s less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty.
To have a shot at winning this grand prize, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, telling me what your favorite USA Network show is and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you!
- Leave a comment on this post, telling me your favorite USA Network series and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you
- Deadline to enter is July 4 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
- The winner will be chosen by random, using Random.org’s Random Number Generator
- The winner will be announced on the evening of July 6, as an update to this post
Good luck, people!
Stars: 3.5 out of 5
Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty and Jill Flint
The Big Idea: After the death of a wealthy patron gets Dr. Hank Lawson (Feuerstein) booted from the Manhattan hospital where he works and his insensitive fiancé dumps him, Lawson’s bro Evan (Costanzo, from Joey) convinces him a weekend in the babe-laden Hamptons is just the thing to cure what ails him. While vacaying in the beach playground to the rich and famous, Hank saves a woman’s life at a swanky soiree, prompting the town to claim him as their “concierge doc.”
To Watch or Not to Watch: Absolutely, if for no other reason than because Feuerstein, who’s done more than his fair share of time in lame sitcoms (Good Morning, Miami and Caroline in the City) and good guest-starring gigs (The West Wing and Once and Again), has finally landed in a series worthy of his leading man charms. And he is charming … the 75-minute premiere is a bit bogged down with the obligatory setting up of the series’ premise, but Feuerstein saves it by making you care about Lawson’s chance to redeem his career, maybe spark a new romance with a local hospital administrator who, like him, cares more about patients than money, and, hey, because he is now living in that beach playground to the rich and famous, have some fun in the sun.
The show, a perfect addition to USA’s addictive character-driven dramedy line-up and a fitting companion to Burn Notice‘s third season (which premieres tonight at 9PM ET), also promises to get even better, particularly as Hank interacts with the locals. The best part of the premiere is when he goes all MacGyver to perform impromptu surgery on Tucker, a wealthy haemophiliac teen whose parents are MIA. Hank and the kid bond, and the good doc promises him that he’ll check in on him once he returns from the hospital; Feuerstein has confirmed that’s part of the show’s continuing storyline.
TV Screener Tidbit: Like USA’s other series, Royal Pains will also feature plenty of guest stars, including Campbell Scott and Christine Ebersole in the premiere, and Andrew McCarthy, who’ll play the father of Hank’s teen pal Tucker.
TV Screener Tidbit #2: In addition to his TV and film work, viral video fans may remember Feuerstein from “Lazy Monday,” the “West Coast answer” to Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell‘s classic “Lazy Sunday,” the Chronicles of Narnia rap, clip.
Royal Pains premieres June 4, at 10PM ET on USA Network
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