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Ringer (2011 - 2012) 1x01 Reviewed

Pilot
Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a perky recovering addict/stripper/hooker/mob murder witness with a well maintained blonde bleach job. She runs from FBI Agent Victor Machado (Nestor Carbonell) to visit her identical twin sister Siobhan. There is some long estrangement between the sisters involving Sean, Siobhan's presumed dead presumed son. Still the sisters go out on a boat together and Siobhan vanishes and Bridget steals her life with all the ID Siobhan just left lying around.

Agent Machado sniffs around and he cannot be on the level. He just looks sneaky. Siobhan's husband Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd - who cannot act to save his life) is a massive massive tool and has a bratty out of control teen daughter Juliet. Bridget staggers around pretending to be Siobhan and trying to cope with her 'Cruel Intentions' lifestyle.

She slips on Siobhan's clothes, her Jackie O glasses and moves into her cold looking house. But Malcolm her NA sponsor and the mob boss are looking for her. This was okay. Leaving aside the dreadful green screen during the 'boat' scenes and the lack of explanation as to how Bridget got back to land I enjoyed this.

Bridget wears a horrible red dress and styles her hair to look like a haemorrhoid and finds out Siobhan was shagging her BFF's husband and is pregnant. Somehow neither Andrew nor the FBI knew Bridget Kelly had an identical twin named Siobhan Martin. This is all very soapy and very 90's but in a good way. Bridget skulks in broad daylight as she tries to cope. Naturally the non-twist is that perfect psychopath Siobhan ain't dead and is in Paris. I enjoyed this, so many soap plots to look forward to. Nice to see 'Buffy' and 'Lost' alumni again. I hope it lasts: 'Reunion', 'Traveler', 'Surface', 'Threshold', 'Invasion', 'Runaway', 'Profit' and 'Hidden Palms' didn't.

Best Line:
"I don't want to be the sister you have to pretend doesn't exist."
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, century city, lost, ringer
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