Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review - Royal Pains Season 2 Episode 8 The Hankover

What I hate most about Royal Pains is everyone's personal lives, and "The Hankover" was laced full of it. To make matters worse, everyone was drunk and the subpar acting dragged the episode down even more.

Let's start with Evan. He wants to check out Raj and make sure he's good for Divya--or so he claims? But we know better. Why? Because he's been hitting on Divya for the past season and a half! The writers are pretty good at creating funny moments with Evan, but when it comes to the big picture--his flippant handling of money, his reactions to Divya and Raj--he's very unlikable.

Then there was Dr. Peck and Hank who sleep together after/during the bachelor party. Divya and Jill also get hammered, going around town with Bill Bellamy as their cabbie. There was a bit of mystery as to what really happened between the stripper Karma and Raj behind closed doors, but the tape shows that Raj is more than good, nullifying Evan's underhanded attempts to stop the marriage.

All in all, it was a bad episode, the worst of the season in my opinion. The medicine was almost nonexistent, and the total inebriation to advance the plot was just stupid. Unless it's a show where people get drunk all the time, what's the point of things happening because characters are drunk at a certain time?

Score: 7.0/10
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