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  • Paul Hanlin Jr
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    Episode 1.2: She’s Ruining Everything

    Written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder; directed by Rob Bailey

    Bridget scrambles to find a way to cover up a crime she committed while still leading everyone to believe she’s Siobhan. Bridget’s past starts to catch up with her, however, when an FBI agent decides to stay in New York and investigate Siobhan’s life.

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    Paul Hanlin Jr
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    bumped

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    uncreativename
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    Last night’s episode was great and definitely improved over the pilot. If this episode is any indication of where the series is heading as a whole we’re in store for a very dark series, just look at when Bridget picked up the saw and was debating sawing the body. The the dead man’s cell phone ringing from in the trunk? How Hitchcock.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Agreed.  I really enjoyed the second episode.  Plotting and production both a big improvement over the pilot.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Second episode better than the first. With a plot already jam packed like this one is,, the less melodrama from scene-to-scene the better. So I didn’t like all the silly running around about the dead body, and the silly storyline about Siobhan’s affair with her best friend’s husband is dead on arrival. Better were the quieter moments, like Ioan Gruffud telling Bridget/Siobhan that he liked having the old Siobhan back, or Bridget comforting her stepdaughter. Not great, mind you, but better than the rest of it. From episode to episode, this show needs more character development, not just scene to further complicate the plot.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Reposting this from the old site. I’m in love with how bad this show is and I’m finding it more hilarious than any new comedy.

     

    Episode 1.2

     

    Hi-la-rious. Total guilty pleasure.

    What’s with the passes? When is somebody going to say something about this woman forgetting stuff…or when is she going to stop knowing things, because Shiobahn apparently had one friend, one lover, one husband, one stepdaughter, none knew her very well, she went nowhere, has zero staff in that appartment and got no calls except from her husband.

    Nobody cares about her so that Brigitte could at least ONCE feel threatened that somebody suspects she’s not Shiobhan or Shiobhan is acting weird.

    The I.D sequence at the bank…yeah, you don’t look anything like your twin sister who you are so incredibly impersonating…I mean common Brigitte, didn’t you know that THIS IS THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME FACE! (amazing line writers, congrats)

    And that extension/pony tail. Are you f-cking kidding me hair department? I couldn’t stop laughing when Mr Fantastic and Layla from Dexter were starting their speech and everybody’s back was to the camera and all you could see was that ridiculous piece of hair. “So what color is SMG’s hair?”, “Um she’s like a blonde #2”, “Ok let’s get her a blonde #8 pony tail, something really bleached”

    And speaking of Dexter, Brigitte should stop watching that show, you know, the saw and the body…

    I could go on and on, it’s just so amazing that something can be this bad. I’m hooked and laughing during the whole 40 minutes.

    And the Main Title bit of music, a copy of The Killing!. It took me a while to recognize it. Then I saw the other hilarious new show of the season, Unforgettable, and it had similar music for the title.

    Please don’t cancel this CW, I’m having a blast.

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    Episode 1.3:  If You Ever Want a French Lesson

    Written by Hank Chilton; directed by Allan Arkush 

    A double discovery for Bridget; first, she may have found a clue that could bring her closer to identifying Siobhan’s killer. Second, she secures interesting information about Andrew which leads to tension between them. FBI Agent Machado continues to investigate Bridget, while Henry and Gemma clash over their investment in Andrew’s hedge fund.
     

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    uncreativename
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    Last night’s episode was the weakest of the three in terms of keeping me engaged, but they’ve definitely worked on all of the production issues and slowed down the twists and turns enough for us to actually become involved with the characters.

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    I agree that it seems like they worked on some issues. Ironically I liked it a little less than the ones before. Maybe the issues made it more exciting. lol

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    This show is just too stupid. But I love it so much, I can’t stop laughing at it. I mean Tara Summers come on! Step it up, the bar is really low here. And was Andrew always this brittish? I thought Ioan Grufford had some sort of american accent before. I hope Malcolm (who Brigitte so wisely has on her phone as “Malcolm”) is dead, that was some bad acting right there too.

     

    I agree that they sort of polished the show a little bit, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s awfully written and it should be turned into a drinking game for all the tiresome times when Shibette realizes she’s almost going to screw up by not knowing something or someone Siobhan should. A second drinking game could be for when a character once again doesn’t notice that something is up with Siobhan and the way she acts.

     

    Also, Shibette should be wearing her hair up. Or maybe she shouldn’t, Machado really is that dumb.

     

    I can’t wait for episode 6 when Siobhan should be showing her bump but isn’t….Andrew, Henry, Machado and Gemma will turn this show into I didn’t know I was pregnant while Brigitte laughs her ass off.

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    I genuinely enjoy the show, not like so bad it’s good enjoy but just enjoy.  It’s certainly not perfect, hardly, but I’m invested in most of what’s happening.  This week, with Bridget’s whole emotional struggle of whether or not she could trust Andrew, was my favorite so far.  I could do without all the stuff happeing back in Colorado or wherever.  How long does that need to go on before Bridget just decides she likes Siobhan’s husband/life enough to stay there?

     

    If the show keeps going at this pace, where every episode is just the day after the episode before, and only one day long, they can go through the whole season without a baby bump problem.

     

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    My patience is wearing thin. I might only have another week or two left before I have to wave the white flag on this one. There is so much storytelling potential in this, but they’re not really doing anything with it. It could be an dark, sexy film noir, but there’s no visual style, no character intrigue. It could be a trashy guilty pleasure, but it’s not bold enough to be campy. This week’s entire episode was about a damn cell phone. There was exactly one good scene: Bridget reconciling with her “husband” at the end, but even then the show is missing its biggest character opportunity. Namely, how does it feel for Bridget to work so hard to save a marriage that’s not really hers? What is driving her to get close to him? If she was only concerned with maintaining her cover, she should be treating him like crap, like Siobhan was clearly doing, instead of making nice, which makes her look suspicious. That’s an interesting angle. Explore that part of her character that not only wants to hide for her safety, but wants what Siobhan takes for granted.

    But instead we get more silly plot twists with cell phones, the mob boss looking for Bridget, Andrew’s business partner, Henry’s investment, and so on, and so on, and so on. None of that is interesting. And I don’t think the show is doing a good job of differentiating the twins. It’s not that Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t up to the task. She played good and bad on “Buffy” (when Faith took over her body), and she was very good as the villain in “Cruel Intentions.” But here it seems that Bridget is only a slightly mousier version of Siobhan.

    Oh, and please stop having other characters call them “Bridge” and “Shiv.” It sounds dumb.

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    I watch it for what it is, pure comedy because of how dumb they can be, but the show definitely has potential. They should either noir it up or camp it up (in a good way).

    Also, they need to get rid of the lame characters. It’s such a cliché for a show to depend solely on the star and not put an effort on everybody else. 

    Grufford is not a good actor at all, Polaha is actually a bit better and they dont’ use him. Tara Summers might not be as bad but the character sure as hell is. You know Nestor Carbonell could rock this thing if they gave him something good to do. They took away the daughter who I thought would be the first logical person in this thing and crack Brigitte a little bit and maaaaaybe be her accomplice since she helped her with the drugs or whatever. 

    I’ve seen this show so many times in soap operas here, they have waaaay too many places to go. Soap operas can last up to a year in Latin America with this exact story and they air every day. This show could go on forever.

    And even though I completely hate this woman, the actress who plays the business partner, Layla from Dexter, she has villain written all over her, if she’s staying they need to make her the big villain. Brigitte should fall for Andrew (but Grufford is so lame that who the hell would?) and since NotLayla is definitely into him, she should be the one to crack Brigette now. It could be very fun to watch.

    And by the way, this show really doesn’t need the real Siobhan. 

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    Paul Hanlin Jr
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    Episode 1.4: It’s Gonna Kill Me, But I’ll Do It
    Written by Cathryn Humpris; directed by Jean deSegonzac

     

    Still posing as Siobhan, Bridget and Andrew head to the Hamptons with Gemma and Henry to celebrate her birthday. Despite the close quarters, Henry is dead-set on rekindling his affair with Siobhan. Gemma learns of unsettling news, while Machado closes in on new info that forces Bridget to reveal some of her past in order to protect her secrets.

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    Enjoying the show a lot. The twins are hilarious in their own ways (the real Siobhan, wicked witch trying to kill her sister, flees to Paris, tries having random sex with American foreigners, still has the *decency* to call her baby daddy). Amazing.

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