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    That was an exciting episode with all this stuff happening, but they’re shooting all the bullets so soon.

    I have to say, I’m a bit undecided about SMG’s acting. She’s lovely here definitely, but she’s not fully able to create those two characters, three if you count Bridget imitating Siobhan as another one.
    If you watched Ringer for the first time at this point, it would be hard to distinguish Siobhan in France, Bridget as Siobhan and actual Bridget on the phone, it’s just all the same, or to be fair similar with very little distinction.
    I wish she would add a little more to both characters in order to differentiate them a bit more.

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    In last night’s episode, I think more than any one before, Bridget and Siobhan were not terribly well distinguished, but I give SMG credit because I think the only distinctions are the subtle ones she added.  Siobhan certainly seemed manipulative and controlled in all her scenes, while Bridget always seems really uncertain and appreciative. 

    The action was great this episode, but where is it going if people are already finding out Bridget is not Siobhan?  But if Gemma decides maybe she likes Bridget, who has been a decent friend and is not sleeping with her husband, unlike Siobhan, maybe he’ll help her continue to play the part, and more convincingly?  It was a HUGE plus that there were no scenes of Bridget’s sponsor or the guy who wants to kill her.

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    Last nights episode was the best of the series so far. The pace, action … maybe too many flash-backs, but still a solid episode. And I’m kinda glad people are now going to realize that it’s really Bridget, if this dragged on the entire season then her husband and friend would have to be the dumbest people … ever. I’m surprised it’s taken this long for at least one of them to find/figure it out.

    Agree with EmmyLoser that it was great not having to see the sponsor or guys after Bridget. I also kinda hope the detective somehow dies on the show and a new person takes his place. The guys acting makes me cringe, like the boat scene in episode 1.

    I also think this was Gellar’s strongest episode, acting-wise. I blame the producers for not making Bridget and Siobhan physically different, even as minor as different hair color would help. If the writing we better though they may not need the distinction since Gellar can pull something like this off – see Buffy & Buffy-Bot episode. 

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    I have to say I’m loving this show.   Last nights episode was great (as far as these campy type shows go).   I really like the fact that they are moving the story along and aren’t stretching all of the secrets out all season.  I do agree that the difference between Bridget and Siobhan was “lesser” in this episode…but maybe some of that is by plan.   Maybe the writers are trying to show that even though appeared to be different they are actually much more similar than we were lead to believe…I doubt that is the case, but maybe.

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    The ratings weren’t good last night, which sucks because the episode was really entertaining (no green screen tonight, fortunately).

     

    Favorite moment, aside from the classic “That’s for sleeping with my husband, you whore!” (SMG’s reaction was priceless) was the “Don’t you remember? **cuts to romantic scene between Henry and Siobhan the year before – sniff, sniff** Fake Siobhan: It’s not that I forgot….it’s that I’m ASHAMED!”

     

    Hilarious.

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    I FUCKING LOVE THIS SHOW!

    I wish Up All Night was this hilarious…

    Man, where do you start…I need to get my friends on this show, this drinking game needs to happen:
    “You’re eating meat!!!!!????” / “What, who, me…..?”
    “Don’t you remember that night?”/ “What? When? I don’t…”
    “I’m sorry for last year” / “What…when was…what happened?”

    This episode was a little bit better, specially the ending that we all saw comming the minute Gemma was shown hearing the conversation. But it was nicely done by both actresses in a very soap/camp kind of way, which is what this show needs. It also flowed much better than the other three episodes, they managed to keep the dumb premise of the show but at least they’re getting a hang of the thing they created. 

    I still can’t believe Brigitte was dumb enough to put Malcom’s name on the phone, then how the show is lame enough to have Brigitte put her phone “just there” so Machado could grab it or see it. And the shots of Polahan and Gellar before and after remember “that night” were hilarious. Also, if she knows Machado is in the Hamptons and following her, was it really the best idea to burn the duffle bag like that? 

    And I know she’s a guest star, meaning that she’ll most likely die, but can somebody PLEASE change Tara Summers’ hair back to blond. That red hair is ridiculous. And if she’s bumped to regular, then make the change quicker.

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    About Brigitte and Siobhan not being physically different…This show is so smart, that the physical difference is Siobahn hair up/Brigitte hair down. I think on the bed in Paris was the first time Siobahn’s hair has been down in the four episodes that we’ve seen. 

    And they can’t be physically different because the writers would just have a stroke thinking of ways to hide the fact that the New York people can’t notice that Siobhan suddenly has a scar on her chin that she didn’t have before…for example.

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    I decided to catch up with this and “Revenge” back to back so I could make a direct comparison, and “Revenge” makes this show look so clumsy and unfocused. Emily/Amanda on that show is so much clearer in her motivations and psychology than either Bridget or Siobhan, who, at this point, I can’t really distinguish as separate people other than that one is called “Bridget” and the other one is called “Siobhan.” The “Ringer” plot is comparatively so clunky, and the show has no idea really what tone it wants for its story. There are stray effective moments here and there that seem to happen almost by accident (like Bridget at the end putting on the necklace she shared with her sister). Not sure if I’m going to bother with next week’s episode. Because I like Sarah Michelle Gellar so much in general (she’s only sporadically good in this due to the shoddy material) I’d like to stick it out a little while longer, but the fall season is getting more and more crowded, and devoting an hour to this is getting harder to justify.

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    And I know she’s a guest star, meaning that she’ll most likely die, but can somebody PLEASE change Tara Summers’ hair back to blond. That red hair is ridiculous. And if she’s bumped to regular, then make the change quicker.

     

    After watching enough TV I’ve noticed that if they can help it TV shows avoid multiple female characters with the same hair color, especially if they have a lot of scenes together, as if the audience will get confused looking at two blond women at the same time. For instance, “Sex and the City” has four characters with three different hair colors, but Cynthia Nixon is a natural blonde and went red specifically for the show. Then there’s “Charlie’s Angels,” which has one blond and two brunettes, but in that case one of the brunettes must be a minority.

    But you almost never see that kind of thing with male characters. On “Entourage,” every male character had dark hair (though Kevin Connolly’s hair is reddish). It’s like men can be distinguished based on their characters, but women need to be color-coded.

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    Ringer Scoop: Buffy Vet Lands Guest Spot!

    The CW is staging its second Buffy reunion of the season.

    Former Sunnydale denizen Amber Benson (who played Willow’s soulmate, Tara) has landed a guest spot on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s film noir thriller Ringer, TVLine has confirmed. The actress will show up in Episode 10 as play Mary Curtis, an informant (and stripper!) for Nestor Carbonell’s Agent Machado.

    TVGuide.com first reported the news.

    The CW’s Supernatural will also host a Buffyverse rendezvous on Oct. 21 when Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters appear as an unhappily married couple.

    Source.

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    [quote=”BenitoDelicias”]

    And I know she’s a guest star, meaning that she’ll most likely die, but can somebody PLEASE change Tara Summers’ hair back to blond. That red hair is ridiculous. And if she’s bumped to regular, then make the change quicker.

     

    After watching enough TV I’ve noticed that if they can help it TV shows avoid multiple female characters with the same hair color, especially if they have a lot of scenes together, as if the audience will get confused looking at two blond women at the same time. For instance, “Sex and the City” has four characters with three different hair colors, but Cynthia Nixon is a natural blonde and went red specifically for the show. Then there’s “Charlie’s Angels,” which has one blond and two brunettes, but in that case one of the brunettes must be a minority.

    But you almost never see that kind of thing with male characters. On “Entourage,” every male character had dark hair (though Kevin Connolly’s hair is reddish). It’s like men can be distinguished based on their characters, but women need to be color-coded.

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    Funny that the two people who really should have different hair (or style) are the ones that have the exact same color, style, length and highlights: Siobhan and Brigitte.

    But what you say does make sense considering that it would mean that the only three female characters on the show are blondes. I do have a feeling Summers could look better and less annoying as a brunette.

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    Yeah, Tara Summers with the red hair is not really working for me either.  I think a soft brunette could work a lot better. 

     

    Maybe Siobhan will eventually come back to New York and have to change her hair to be less recognizable?  Funny that one or both of these sisters is being targeted for murder but neither of them makes any effort to look any different.

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    The problem with the twins having different hair colors is that it requires Sarah Michelle Gellar to color her hair one way and then the other every single week. In addition to being time-consuming, all her hair would probably fall out by sweeps, LOL.

    Unless they use a wig for one of the hair colors, but that could be dangerous. Looking back on how fake that boat scene from the pilot looked, I’m afraid of what kind of wig they’d be saddle her with. Production values are not this show’s greatest strength.

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    Yeah they would obviously use a wig for that, but a short blonde wig at least or something to make them less equal. Although if super smart Agent Machado hasn’t cracked Brigette looking exactly the same as she did the last time he saw her, nobody will. 

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    Yeah they would obviously use a wig for that, but a short blonde wig at least or something to make them less equal. Although if super smart Agent Machado hasn’t cracked Brigette looking exactly the same as she did the last time he saw her, nobody will. 

    Yeah, that’s the strangest bit of cognitive dissonance. He has never onced considered that the sisters could be pulling some sort of “Parent Trap” ploy. For all his paranoid thoughts about where Bridget is, that hasn’t even crossed his mind. “Hmmm, why is Siobhan calling her sister’s sponsor who she doesn’t know?”

    That’s the hallmark of an Idiot Plot: when writers concoct a storyline that doesn’t make sense or can’t be sustained logically, characters must be made stupid just to advance — or prolong — the narrative.

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