Before Louise Brooks became the movie sensation of the 1920s, she was a just another kid with a dream.
Given a chance to go to New York to study dance, she leaped at the chance – though curbed somewhat by the chaperone her mother insisted go with her.
Written by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, The Chaperone opens in New York on May 29th and Los Angeles on April 5th before going wide.
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Season three of Royal Pains [USA, Wednesdays, 9/8C] returns, this week, with an episode called Traffic – appropriate not just for a traffic accident and a diagnosis that involves a woman who was stuck in traffic for five hours, but also for the ongoing events in the lives of the show’s main characters.
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The second half of Royal Pains [USA, Thursday, 9/8C] has brought big changes into the lives of HankMed’s little family. Hank [Mark Feuerstein] has re-connected with Jill [Jill Flint]; Evan [Paulo Costanzo] has found the love of his life in Paige [Brooke D’Orsay ]; Divya [Reshma Shetty] and Raj’s [Rupak Ginn] wedding is almost upon them, and Eddie [Henry Winkler] is facing the possibility of going to prison. In the second season finale, Listen to the Music, everything comes to a head.
Continue reading Big Decisions Bring Season Two Of Royal Pains To A Satisfying Conclusion!
With season two of Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 9/8C] underway, things are getting more complicated for Hank, Evan, Eddie, Divya, Jill and Boris. Recently, I took part in a conference call with Dr. Hank Lawson, himself, Mark Feuerstein. He talked about the second season in, perhaps a bit more detail than the USA Network might have liked, but in such a way as to mollify even the most cautious publicists.
If you want the scoop on the complexities of the Lawsons’ familial relationships, or the ongoing chemistry between Hank and Jill, or what Divya’s situation is vis-à-vis Raj and Adam – or if you’re just looking for spoilerish teasers in general, read on.
Continue reading Royal Pains’ Mark Feuerstein Talks all Things HankMed!
Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 9/8C] returns with an episode called Mulligan. No doubt you’ll be surprised when I tell you there’s a plot arc that involves golf.
Continue reading Hank and Evan Have Daddy Issues In Royal Pains’ Mid-Season Return!
One of the endearing qualities of Royal Pains [Tuesdays, 10/9C] as it begins its second season tomorrow evening is that it’s all about its characters – where many medical shows are about their situations. Tomorrow’s premiere finds HankMed broke; Divya about to face a huge life change; Boris about to encounter health problems and Hank and Evan at loggerheads over the firm’s financial state.
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Hank Lawson [Mark Feuerstein] is one of the best emergency doctors in New York City – which usually make him a keeper in one of the biggest hospitals in the city. When he decides to save the life of a neighborhood kid – after making sure an ailing benefactor of the hospital was stable – things go wrong and the rich benefactor dies. The guy’s family gets him blacklisted in every hospital in town so, after much urging from his brother [Paulo Costanzo], the two head off to The Hamptons – where Hank is introduced to the concept of concierge medicine. Thus begins USA’s new medical series with a twist, Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 10/9C – following Burn Notice].
Continue reading TELEVISION: Royal Pains – Introducing the Robin Hood of Medicine!