It’s 10:15pm on a Tuesday night. A patient is intently watching the tv while the doctor proceeds to repair her finger laceration. Sounds of a medical tv show are heard in the background. Surgical procedures occurring simultaneously: One on tv and one in real life. As the doctor briefly looks up at the show that has calmed her patient, she looks into the eyes of TC & Jordan of “Night Shift”– on tv! This is based on actual events as a doctor during my own night shift. Which leads us to…
We can’t get enough “Night Shift”! First we had the incredible Brendan Fehr. Now we have the amazing Jill Flint, who plays ER Doctor Jordan Alexander. She joins us to give more behind the scenes look at our new fave medical show. Continue reading More medical drama! Jill Flint talks about “Night Shift”
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.
Continue reading Royal Pains: Stuck in Traffic?
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!
Henry Winkler may always be best remembered for playing The Fonz, but he has had some other great roles since then. The latest is Eddie Lawson, the deadbeat dad returned to the fold on Royal Pains [USA Network, Thursdays, 9/8C]. He has taken this affable con man/grifter and turned him in a fully realized character – and added new layers of depth to the series.
I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference call with Winkler on Tuesday and found him to be a very articulate and enthusiastic gentleman who has not only overcome a learning disability to succeed beyond his wildest dreams, but has taken the time to helps other who learn differently.
All that plus MacGyver!
It was an enlightening experience.
Continue reading Royal Pains’ Henry Winkler Opens Up About Eddie Lawson, Differently Learning, And… MacGyver?!?
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!