November 25, 2010 |
Reporting from New York ? Colin Firth, playing a monarch with a debilitating stutter in "The King's Speech," found something unusual happening during shooting: He began experiencing symptoms in parts of his body not associated with speaking. "At the end of some days on set I would get headaches, and a few times I did something weird to the nerves in my left arm and couldn't move it. I still don't know what it was," Firth said of his leading part in the highly anticipated royals drama, which opens in Los Angeles on Friday.
June 4, 2009 |
There is something refreshing, in the way that a Popsicle is refreshing, about a summer series set in the summer in a place where people go to summer -- it amplifies the season. "Royal Pains," which takes place in the Hamptons and premieres tonight on USA, begins with that advantage, and for the most part does not squander it.
November 24, 2007
A couple Saturday nights ago the Kings defeated Dallas in stunning fashion, 6-5. Last Saturday afternoon they were lifeless in a 1-0 loss to Phoenix. Leave it to the Kings to go from the "royal rebound" to a royal reality check in less than a week. Ron Reeve Glendora -- Just wanted to tell the Kings that the all-you-can-eat promotion they have introduced this season is an unqualified success. As a result of their lackluster and uninspired play, I am leaving games more fed up with AEG than ever.
June 13, 2010 |
If it's summer, it must be time for "Royal Pains." The USA Network show set amid the Hamptons' summertime swarm recently returned for a second season after strong ratings last year. That's in no small part due to the nice-guy appeal of Mark Feuerstein, who plays a concierge doctor with integrity. Your character is a new model for a knight in shining armor, which is a doctor who makes house calls. My theory is that the show is an answer to the failure of our healthcare system to make us feel we're taken care of, to make us feel safe.
March 6, 2014 |
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
June 6, 2009 |
The broadcasters showed up Thursday night, but USA really took the prize. The cable outlet used the Season 3 premiere of its spy caper "Burn Notice" to boost the series launch of "Royal Pains," its new drama about a handsome young doctor (Mark Feuerstein) in the Hamptons. "Burn Notice" delivered its best season premiere ever, with an average of 6 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. That was up 11% compared with the Season 2 launch last July. "Royal Pains" held up well at 10 p.m., with 5.6 million viewers.