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09 June 2009 @ 06:51 pm
New USA show, 'Royal Pains'  
Stupid title, GREAT show. I really, really enjoyed it. All of the acting, all of the characters. Great premise, sharp writing. Looks like another USA hit!
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Robert A Lyonrobertlyon on June 10th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
I'll have to check it out.
Arabian: Windy (Tanya Fischer)arabian on June 10th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
I liked it a lot, but in reading other opinions, not as many loved like I did. But I definitely say give it a shot.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on June 10th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
I don't know. For me, the jury's still out. Then again, the jury's still out with all the USA shows as far as I'm concerned. I was bored by Monk. Psych proved way too easy and juvenile for me to be interested, though, to be fair, it's not meant to be an intellectual wonder, just breezy fun. Too bad it's a kind of paper-thin fun that just petered out. I never did get into the Burn Notice. And this one, while not bad, I doubt I'd be watching consistently. I certainly cannot call it great on any score. It's entertaining, and it has potential. Greatness it will have to work for.

There was one odd-ball, darkish, weird and arresting show (with Jeffrey Donovan, Vera Farmiga , Bradley Cooper, Pruitt Taylor Vince) some years ago. Came from another British original. Called "Touching Evil." That was the only USA show that held my attention. Then again, I'm strange and not an example to a normal person. lol.
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on June 10th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
Not for everyone, I suppose. I just found myself really enjoying it while watching it; I was into it ... and that's a great thing for TV, in my book, LOL!
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on June 10th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Certainly. I was just debating the term "great." But I honestly think USA has a good radar for the audience they attract, and they know how to pick shows that work. I didn't mean anything generally disparaging, just that it's not my cup of tea. Enjoying something is the only qualification that matters after all. :)

On a different note, and speaking of "not for everyone": I like Katee Sackhoff. Though, more precisely, I liked Kara. I wasn't as attached to her emotionally as many people (in fact, is some ways, I was turned off by her, but that's the power of good acting, then you feel something at all), but I think she is very talented. However, I can never watch 24. But that's me, I don't mean that I think it's bad or unworthy. On the other hand, they go and hire Freddy Prinze Jr. That's got to drag down the point average down they just gained by hiring Katie. ;)
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on June 10th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I didn't think you were being disparaging, just offering what I liked about it.

I love Katee Sackhoff. As for FPJr, he gets a bad rap, but I think he's actually better and more charming than his reputation makes him to be. He's just made some REALLY bad choices. I'll know if I feel the same after the new season starts.
logicisfailing: himymlogicisfailing on June 10th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
I didn't LOVE it but I liked it a fair amount. I'll definitely tune in next week. I'm a sucker for medical shows and I really liked a few of the characters (I actually ending up liking the main guy [what's his name again?] more than I thought I would).

I thought it was pretty stupid how he left the "important" patient at the hospital and didn't even check on him after he was finished with the basketball player! I mean, I agreed with his call to treat basketball guy but, hmm, maybe it would've been a good idea to at least stop by the guy's room?? Maybe that's just me but it seemed kind of dumb...
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on June 10th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Hank, that was his name.

I didn't think about that, but you're right, re: the patient. For me, the only thing that really bugged was how long he fought being the concierge doctor, and how quickly he was hotsi over the med admin when his fiancee had just dumped him a month or two ago. Other than that though, I just really enjoyed it.
logicisfailing: himymlogicisfailing on June 11th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Hank. Ok - I'll try to remember that! Yeah, the concierge doctor thing also kinda bothered me. If I recall correctly, the show ran 7 minutes over - it really didn't need the extra 7 minutes. If he had just given in a little sooner the show would've been over on time, lol!