Ringer – a review

Image: Art Streiber via the CW

Dear readers,

I will preface this review by saying I have seen maybe 3 episodes of Buffy. So feel free to bash me over the head with your Buffy DVDs in the comments.

Second thing is – I have only seen the pilot. Which in the grand scheme of things means shit all. Pilots can be great, the rest of the season can be crap, pilots can be not-so-good, the rest of the season can be great… well… you get my drift.

I thought Ringer pilot was mediocre, I didn’t hate it, but I wasn’t too enthusiastic about it either. Which serves me right I guess since I am the dimwit who has to read a few reviews first before I can make a decision to even watch a TV show. I know, I know obviously I am a slow learner.

If you haven’t seen Ringer a quick summary – it’s about twin sister Bridget and Siobhan (both played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) who have been out of touch for five years. Bridget is a former stripper and a recovering addict while Siobhan married some rich hot-shot British guy and leads the perfect life. Or so it seems. After Siobhan jumps off a boat of her own volition to have a prolonged nap with the fishes Bridget decides to take her place. What makes her decision easier is the fact she was a witness to a mob murder and the murderer is now looking for her. But Siobhan had a few secrets of her own as someone tries to kill Bridget thinking she is Siobhan. And that is the gist of it.

You can immediately tell it is a CW production because everyone is pretty looking and groomed to perfection. I imagine that is how the Gossip Girl people look like (still haven’t managed to see one episode). Then there is Sarah Michelle Gellar who well… I know she can’t be Buffy and kick ass all.the.time. but she looked like she was on heavy dose of sedatives (it just occurred to me maybe that was what she was going for being a WASP-y socialite wife). And then there was the whole boat scene which was… atrociously bad covers is. It is beyond me how that scene made the cut.

I like the fact it is a bit noir and it has a feel of a thriller so I’m all for giving it a go. I think I will see at least 2 more episodes just to see where it goes. I think it is worth that time investment but if it is doesn’t improve I will give it a miss.

So tell me dear readers, have you seen Ringer? And if you did what were your thoughts?

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