Brand new things for the summer on tv pt1

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Plot: After New York City emergency room doctor Hank Lawson makes a principled decision in the emergency room in which he saves the life of a teenager at the cost of the life of an elderly billion dollar hospital trustee, he loses his career and his fiancee. His younger brother Evan, a CPA, convinces him to go partying in the Hamptons for a weekend. When they crash a party and Hank saves an ailing woman’s life, he haphazardly becomes a concierge doctor for the rich and famous in the Hamptons.

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Review: The pilot takes a little while to devellop, showing a big detailed chunk of (Mark Feuerstein) Hank Lawson’s life and I have to admit I almost didn’t watch it after long minutes of  boring medical dialogue. But then Hank’s brother Evan (Paul Costanzo) arrived with is witty dialogue (“you look like … if Jesus and Patrick Dempsy had a child and it got older and sick”) and his party crashing antics, and the show really took off. From the Jet Set parties, to rich hypocondriacs Hank and Evan took me everywhere that matters in the Hamptons and I liked it! A fake OD, but real allergy from a partygoer, a rich hemophiliac teen who tanked his dad’s Ferrari and an a middle aged socialite nicknamed “New parts Newberg” with a busted implant were on the episode’s menu du jour and it felt real, believable, and witty.The brothers were joined along the way by the aspiring Physician’s Assistant Divya (Reshma Shetty) and by the local hospital director and love interest for Hank, Jill Casey (Jill Flint). All I can say is that as the episode ended with Hank & Evan moving into german royalty Boris’ pool house, I find myself wanting more .

Will you be watching?

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