Kathie Lee & Hoda: Royal Pains Review
Mark Feuerstein is coming back for another season of Royal Pains, a show about a doctor that makes house calls to the wealthy Hamptons section of Long Island. For those that like a little steam with their TV shows, don’t worry; Mark’s character gives his clients plenty of one-on-one attention, if you know what we mean.
Mark Feuerstein’s character in Royal Pains, Hank Lawson, was an emergency physician in Brooklyn, until he chose to treat both a poor patient and a rich patron at the same time, against the wishes of the hospital, and he was fired. His brother rescued him from unemployment though, bringing him out to the Hamptons to treat people privately.
Today Show: Mark Feuerstein Directs Episode Of Royal Pains
Back when he first jumped on Royal Pains, Mark said that he had no idea he would have such a hit on his hands. The show has been renewed for a sixth season, a feat for any show to achieve in a time where sitcoms and TV dramas seem to come and go on a regular basis. Watching the characters evolve over the past five years has been great for Mark.
Not only has Mark Feuerstein gotten a lot of experience on the show as an actor, but as a director, as well. Last week’s episode of Royal Pains had the highest ratings of the season, and it just so happens that Mark directed it. Mark did admit, though, that one week’s success usually has to do with the previous episode’s quality, because a good episode will bring people back.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Royal Pains Not Shot In The Hamptons
Very little of the show is actually shot in the Hamptons, actually being shot in the middle of Long Island. That doesn’t mean that the cast never gets to go anywhere exciting. A recent episode of the show was shot in Budapest, which Mark said was a lot of fun.
Royal Pains airs Wednesday nights at 9/8 central on USA.