|Wait, is this show about mirrors?|
So, onward with the pilots. I swear, we’re almost halfway there*.
RINGER (CW Tuesdays 9 EST)
Yeah, this show aired a while ago, and I watched it when it aired, so I really have no excuse to be posting this so late except…
I don’t get it.
And I want to. I loved Buffy. More than is probably emotionally sound.** Sure, the character sometimes made me want to throttle her, and I am totally doing a piece later on about how much I question her choices in the later seasons, but she was first and foremost awesome. Sarah Michelle Gellar rocked it out.
So why the hell is she coming back to television with this crap?
|Totally a show about mirrors.|
And so she tries to take over her twin’s life, except her twin had a complicated life, which Bridget knows nothing about, since they hadn’t spoken in six years, and Bridget is a terrible liar. But somehow no one notices (HOW?!) and Bridget stays hidden. Oh yeah, and Siobhan was pregnant. And is apparently still alive. WTF.
It’s not that I object to soapy, melodramatic CW shows in principle. I watch Gossip Girl. It’s horrible about that. I love it. It’s that Ringer doesn’t add anything new to the formula except some really awful CGI backgrounds and a premise that is about 10 episodes of plot from a soap opera. And they know how to milk things.
|Siobhan has giant pictures of her own face. Yeah.|
But Bridget is boring. Really, really boring. She’s an addict, but she goes to meetings. She’s a stripper, but reformed. She used to be an interesting person, but aside from having some really weird ideas of what makes for a good decision in a crisis, she’s not anymore. She’s just muddling through. I do not like my soap characters to muddle. I want them to scheme.
|Feel something. Please.|
But if all you’re looking for is some silly soapy fun, then watch Ringer. You’ll at least enjoy the CGI backgrounds.
|Definitely a show about mirrors.|
*We still have Pan Am, Playboy Club, 2 Broke Girls, Unforgettable, Secret Circle, Once Upon A Time, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and Apartment 23 to go. At least. Yay!
**Ask my high school boyfriend. It was a strange aspect of our relationship. Me making him watch Buffy, him wondering why he was dating me...