The best way to describe this show or at least the premiere is they shoved Giant sized X-Men into a preview comic for Spiderman. There is way too much going on the show. Instead of writing paragraph after paragraph of each plot point. I will bullet point.
-Bridget, twin 1, is a recovring alcoholic stripper who witnesses a murder and runs away to Shavon, Twin Sister 2 to escape her witness protection.
-Shavon fakes her death while Bridget is on her boat. She drugged Bridget.
-Bridget pretends to Shavon to escape the police and the murder.
-She finds Shavon is sleeping with her best friend's husband.
-Shavon is also pregnant.
-Shavon married an older rich guy who is in and out of love with her.
-Shavon's husband has a daughter who is a party girl and hates Shavon.
-Shavon also seems to be targeted by someone, but to Bridget is now the target, because...
-Surprise, Surprise, Shavon isn't dead and is living in Paris while trying to get rid of her sister for what reason I have no idea. She also has someone on the inside the circle of friends helping.
-Bridget kills her assassin and has a cocktail party around the body.
-Yet, surprise there is no body now and we have a new assassin after her.
-Bridget tries to leave, but Shavon is such a fuck up that the reformed alcoholic stripper who was involved in a high profile murder case decides to Mary Poppins it.
I love SMG and she does have some nice moments. Yet, this is a giant mess. There is way too much plot and too many ridiculous situations. I didn't even mention the cop who thinks Shavon is hiding Bridget who trespasses in the cocktail party. Its a show that wants to be Buffy with the red haired BF with boy problems, the older man advising her and a lot of plot, a fuck load of plot. If they spaced this out it would be a good show, yet revealing Shavon being alive should have been saved for a season finale. If it was in Joss' hands, I'd feel ok but it isn't and I can only watch either to make fun of it or to appease the kharma gods like I did with Smallville to get great shows like Sons, Archer and others.
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Originally posted by lotjxI love SMG and she does have some nice moments. Yet, this is a giant mess.
Yes. Fuck. No to Ringer. Just no. It's obvious why CBS looked at this and said, "What? Get the fuck out of here. Eat up, CW, this is more your speed." Ringer is All My Children shot like Gossip Girl with soundtrack to match. It's awful.
The funny thing is, Clive Owen is a fantastic actor. I absolutely loved him in CHILDREN OF MEN. He was awesome on Sin City, and I can't wait to see him in the sequel. But, like many actors can suggest, not all their movies are going to be good.