Tuesday, July 14, 2009

citiots and faddicts

When she saw that I would be on Long Island for a day, my friend Jessica told me to be on the lookout for the guys from "Royal Pains," a new series on USA Network about a so-called concierge doctor in the Hamptons. I had to admit that I had never seen the show. Jessica has good taste in TV, so I made a mental note to try it. I didn't have to wait long.

After we ate the lobsters we had purchased in Newport the day before, we looked for something to watch on TV. I got the idea to see if Cablevision had as good an on-demand menu as Comcast does back home. Sure enough, the first several episodes were available. We watched the 88-minute pilot and the 44-minute second episode. On-demand shows have limited commercials. Now that I'm home, I have watched the third episode via on-demand and set up my DVR to catch the new episodes. Yes, I like the show and I'm hooked.

How do the locals feel about the way "Royal Pains" portrays them? According to Dan's Papers, the president of Southampton Hospital doesn't like the way the fictional hosptial on the show is called a "taco stand" and "the local cemetery."

Before our evening visiting with my sister, eating lobster and watching TV, my family and I walked around Southampton and Sag Harbor. On the way out of a favorite pizza place, my wife saw some almond cookies and thought they looked like they were covered with maggots. I thought they would be great for a party at the Body Farm.

Are you interested in buying a house in the Hamptons? At The Morley Agency, $3.95 million will get you a place on a "most coveted lane."

A few doors down at the Hampton Road Gallery, there was a photo in the window of some guy wearing a Tennessee shirt. Is he a famous artist that I don’t recognize?

My friend Bean could see this either bad news or good news. Is it a sign that the USPS is in trouble or is it the perfect way for Bean to spend his next vacation? The Southampton Post Office is for rent.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the shout-out FM!
glad I hipped you to a cool show.
not being from NY, my images of all parts of the area are shaped by television... everyone in the Hamptons is either the Royal Pains cast or the SATC girls there for a weekend... all NY cops look like NYPD Blue or L&O (all 3) or CSI: NY... and so on...
jess :)

Anonymous Heather said...

Royal Pains is a wonderful show! I really think the best television out there is on cable in the summer!

OMG, those cookies are gross looking! Yuck!!

Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

Those cookies would make a great Body Farm finger food! You could even shape the cookies for different shapes of organs and such, just for the effect.

Doubt there is much worry on the Post Office, almost all of the Post Office buildings are leased. However, given the struggling economy, I don't think that I would want to "rent" in the Postal building, unless there is a Kevlar Jacket with every new lease.


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