Summary of "Season 3, Volume 1 - The Doctor is Back (in the Hamptons)": It didn't take long to get through these 10 episodes, partially because 10 episodes isn't much, but also because the show is easy to watch. My wife even sat down part-way through the season and I was able to get her up to speed within a few minutes. I love the Boris storyline, but I also enjoy how they keep bringing characters back to the show through some recurring storylines.
There's an unfortunate downside to the split season release, as the price to own the split season sets is now a bit higher than buying the previous full season. You're look at $26.98 for 10 episodes ($2.70/episode) for this set, compared to $2.22/episode for the season 2 set ($39.98 for 18 episodes). Of course the split season strategy makes sense from a marketing perspective - get the previous episodes out before the new ones air (January 18).
It was a good (half) season, and I can't wait to watch more of the show... whenever that'll be. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 2 - Did anyone call a Doctor?": I blew through this set in 3 days (4, 4 and 10 episodes per day), and absolutely loved it. The show has gotten better, and I think Universal improved the DVD set as well, or at least varied the bonus material a bit. There are fewer commentary tracks compared to the first set, but I like the addition of the gag reel, and the other featurettes are quite good. They also got rid of the episode intros, which I didn't like at all since I hadn't seen the episodes before.
If you're a fan of the show, this set is a no-brainer, and if you haven't seen it before, please go out and buy the season 1 set. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 1 - Beach Doctor": Having no expectations before watching a show usually pays off; I loved this. It's a wonderful balance of humor and drama. The characters are fun, yet serious, and I've grown to love them all. It's amazing how many medical shows can be produced, yet there's always something that separates them from each other.
In terms of the DVD set, I think Universal did a nice job with it. The audio and video are fairly good (the flaws are most likely due to the source material), and the extras, while lacking a "killer" feature, are quite good.
Bored by some of the other medical shows on TV? Give Royal Pains a shot and see if it's what the doctor ordered. (read entire review)
THE CONCIERGE DOCTOR RETURNS WITH MAJOR CHANGES AHEAD! The #2 scripted series in its time period...all episodes from Season 7 on DVD. Starring Mark Feuerstein (The West Wing), Paulo Costanzo (Joey, 40... (read entire news item)
Box Art Appears for Universal's 'Season 6' DVD Set
ANOTHER SUMMER HEATS UP IN THE HAMPTONS FOR DR HANK LAWSON! All 13 episodes of Season 6 are included on this DVD! One of USA Network's most critically acclaimed original series, this is just what the... (read entire news item)
Release Plans, Possible Street Date, for 'Season 6' on DVD **UPDATED**
An Amazon.com pre-order entry for Royal Pains - Season 6 doesn't show a release date yet. But retailers have passed along to us that the DVD set, priced at $26.98 SRP, is currently being planned by Universal... (read entire news item)
Street Date, Pricing, Box Cove Art and More for 'Season 5' on DVD!
After spending the winter recuperating from neurosurgery, Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) is ready to return to work on the first weekend of summer - or so he thinks. With his CFO brother, Evan (Paulo... (read entire news item)
'Season 4' Front Cover Art Arrives from Universal
A few weeks ago Universal announced the May 7th release of Royal Pains - Season 4 on DVD. We didn't have a look at the cover art for you yet, but now the studio has distributed a finalized high-res shot... (read entire news item)
'Season 4' is Scheduled for DVD this Spring
Doctor-on-demand Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and his CFO brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) charmed the affluent Hampton's community with HankMed, but now the duo is discovering that life isn't always a... (read entire news item)
Packaging Picture Peeks Out for 'Season 3, Volume 2' DVDs
A few weeks ago we brought you Universal's announcement for the May 29th release of Royal Pains - Season 3, Volume 2 on DVD. At the time the package art wasn't available yet, but now the studio has sent... (read entire news item)
Street Date, Cost Announced for 'Season 3, Volume 2' on DVD
Royal Pains - Season 3, Volume 2 has been announced for release on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Priced at $26.98 SRP, this 2-disc set will be in stores on May 29th. Video is anamorphic... (read entire news item)
Examination is Ready for 'Season 3, Volume 1' Front Box Art
It's been almost two months now since Universal announced that January 3rd will see the release of Royal Pains - Season 3, Volume 1 on DVD. Now the studio has finalized and distributed cover art for... (read entire news item)
Universal Announces 'Season 3' on DVD Early in the New Year
THE CONCIERGE DOCTOR IS IN! It's just another day in the Hamptons for Hank, solving medical crises and helping those in need. Mark Feuerstein reprises his role as the Hamptons' doctor-in-demand Hank Lawson... (read entire news item)
Universal's Official 'Season 2' Press Release Unveils the Extras
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment
THE HAMPTON'S HOTTEST DOCTOR-ON-DEMAND RETURNS
IN USA NETWORK'S HOT ORIGINAL SERIES
MAY 17, 2011... (read entire news item)
Second Season DVD Release Announced: Date, Cost, Specs and Box Art
Return with Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) to the Hamptons: where the tides are high, bank account balances are higher and the patients are just high maintenance. Because of his strong convictions... (read entire news item)
Package Art, More Bonus Material for the Season 1 DVDs
Earlier this month Universal issued a press release announcing that Royal Pains - Season 1 will come to DVD on May 25th. The studio's document informed us that the extras on this 3-disc set would include... (read entire news item)
Universal's Press Release Announces Season 1 on DVD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: USA Network's
Most-Watched First Season of an Original Series Ever!
MAY 25, 2010 OWN SUMMER'S HOTTEST... (read entire news item)