September 13th, 2011 by thetvchick
Ringer is one of three absolutely stellar new shows on the CW Network. It centers around twins Bridget and Siobhan. Bridget, in some sort of trouble with the law, goes to see her twin sister Siobhan who leads what seems to be a rich, fulfilled life. They haven’t seen each other in years and they go out on a boat ride and when Bridget wakes up, she thinks Siobhan has killed herself. Left with no real choices, Bridget takes on Siobhan’s life and finds there’s a lot more to her than we know. Her husband Andrew (played by Ioan Gruffudd) is strangely distant. Henry, her best friend’s husband (played by Kris Polaha — love seeing him back on my TV!), is having an affair with her. And Victor (played by Nestor Carbonell) who was involved in Bridget’s mysterious “case” before she took on Siobhan’s persona, suddenly shows up at her doorstep. But not all is what it seems. Siobhan is not completely out of the picture and there is a huge element of the unknown. Why would she fake her own death? Why does Bridget feel she has no choice left but to take over Siobhan’s life? Was it meant to play out that way?
Ringer has an absolutely amazing cast. Of course, headlining said cast is Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is remembered and beloved for her iconic role as Buffy Summers. She knows she has a lot to live up to from her previous stint in television and I have full faith that she has signed on to a great project. Gellar describes the show as a mix of “Buffy” and “Cruel Intentions,” and I think that’s very fitting. Also not shy to cult followings, Nestor Carbonell from “Lost” is another solid part of the cast. We don’t know too much about Victor but I’m sure we will find out. And rounding out the cast is Kris Polaha, whose character clearly knows more than he’s leading on. I thought Ioan Gruffudd was fantastic too. This show has mystery, intrigue, drama and great acting. The first episode left me wanting more and that’s clearly the sign of a good show. If you are a Buffy fan, or even if you aren’t, I recommend checking Ringer out.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 9 PM to the CW for the series premiere of Ringer.Tweet