Fall TV Reviews – “Ringer” – A Tonedeaf Bell~!

Posted by admin on September 14th, 2011

I'm Not Ok, I Can't


In the up coming weeks I will be reviewing the “most talked about”, series debuts. Being that I am a pop culture connoisseur of the highest level and am not “paid” by any network to sway my opinion, I will be going for the jugular and will be as honest as honest gets! Not to mention, I also have a second opinion that will be taken into consideration, my fiance Jeff. Jeff is more of an “everyman” who tries to limit his TV viewing to that of “House Hunters”, “Operation Repo”,” The Walking Dead”, and “The Good Wife”. I on the other hand, not only love those programs but can enjoy almost anything as artsy as”Downton Abbey” and as fluffy as “Gossip Girl”.

The fall Season has officially kicked off with the launch of the CW’s  new fall season.

“Ringer” which the CW has been advertising as their “older, edgier, and sexier” new drama/thriller debuted last night. The CW with their new network President in tow, Mark Pedowitz, got ONE THING RIGHT ONLY, 3 words, SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR. She has been off the airwaves for quite some time starting a family and buffy buffs alike have been waiting YEARS, for her sappy acting to entice us once again. The proof is all in the ratings. Last nights debut received the CW’s biggest numbers on a Tuesday night in 3 years! But the congratulatory flowers stop there……..

There is no DOUBT why CBS, who originally funded this pilot, through it in the dumpster. CBS’s Les Moonves has made CBS the #1 destination for crime and comedy for a reason and unless his wife Julie Chen, had been a co star (I will “TALK” about that another time..) this pilot would NEVER have seen the light of day. And I agree with Les.

This pilot makes last years CW failure, “Hellcats” , look like an Emmy deserving hit in the vain of Mad Men, and believe me, that show was almost unbearable. The difference is, I actually got through the first EP of “Hellcats” and even came back for the 2nd (thats where my love affair with college cheerleaders ended), but “Ringer” was seriously one of the worst TV shows I have ever had the non pleasure of viewing.

First off, the main character, played in her sleep by Sarah has the name of  “Siobhan” pronounced “CHAVAN”. Although not a terrible name,  but one would expect that name in a Tyler Perry movie, not a Sarah Michelle Gellar driven thriller, but I digress….

It was so difficult to get through the first commercial break I could hardly bare it. The whole “twin sister takes over for the other” storyline needs to stay on the soaps, where coincidently, Sarah got her start.

Bottom line. The show was terribly shot, directed, written, scored, and acted. I really could care less to discuss it and waste your valuable time any further. But please do me a favor….dont check for the repeats to air this week, don’t tivo it for next week. Just MOVE ON and hope that Sarah quietly leaves this show in the grave and returns to a more respectable crime drama on say, CBS.

If Jennifer Love Hewitt can torture us for 6 years with “The Ghost Whisper” then there is hope for Sarah~!

STAY A WAY -  You have been WARNED~!!!



If you still do care, and I really hope you don’t, you can read the synopsis provided by IMDB below. But I would rather you waste your time stalking old loves on facebook.


The ultimate double cross

Plot Summary
Bridget is six months sober and starting to get her life back on track when she becomes the sole witness to a professional hit. She flees to New York, telling no one. In New York, Bridget reunites with her estranged twin, Siobhan. Wealthy, pampered and seemingly happily married, Siobhan lives what appears to be a fairy tale life. The identical twin sisters seem to be mending their frayed relationship, until Siobhan disappears overboard during a boat trip the two take together, and Bridget makes the split decision to take on her sister’s identity. She discovers shocking secrets, not only about her sister and her marriage, but other secrets as well. Bridget soon realizes she is no safer as Siobhan than she is as herself.
Summary written by Anonymous



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