Sadly SMG's new show really isn't worthy of blogging about in our "Morning After" style or a quickie "Didja watch?" either. In fact it airs on some unknown-to-me night during the week (thankfully my DVR remembers) and if I watch it by the end of the following weekend it's an accomplishment. If you are watching this in a more timely fashion than I am, the Fug Girls (who I adore) do a fun sartorial look at each episode.
We're on a quickie break with Ringer until November 1, which is actually not that far away and by my use of deductive reasoning also means it's probably on Tuesday nights! Anywhoodle, while SMG takes a break to undoubtedly go shopping with the show's stylist I will discuss some random thoughts. You'll have to forgive me because my memory for this show is spotty. Tracy, bless her, emailed to tell me that our beloved Logan showed up on Tuesday (?) night's episode. So in honor of him I'll share some of my thoughts thus far.
Ringer is still not living up to its potential but does have some moments of so-so-ness. Plus those moments aren't always about clothes either! Here's where we are thus far:
Bridget ( aka "Poor Twin") is on the lam from the law (represented by Lost's Nestor Carbonnell, aka "Agent Eyelashes") after she witnessed some bad dudes killing a stripper. Poor Twin and Siobhan (aka "Rich Twin") reconnect and after the fakest looking boat ride ever, Rich Twin lets Poor Twin think she's drowned. However we know that Rich Twin is actually off in Paris orchestrating nefarious things back in NYC while Poor Twin has assumed Rich Twin's life. This is an acceptable storyline because no one in Rich Twin's NYC life knew she had a poor twin or a twin at all. Agent Eyelashes acts all suspicious of everyone and spends his time asking lots of the same questions but never getting any closer to figuring out what the heck is going on. I'd suggest that he tune into the show but that wouldn't give him any answers either.
|We see this exact look on her face at least 12 times an episode.|
Rich Twin's personal life in NYC, before she fake offed herself, consisted of a business man hubby (aka "Mr. Rich Twin"), his troubled teenaged daughter from another marriage (aka "Trouble"), a BFF (aka "BFF") and BFF's hubby (aka "Mr. BFF") with whom Rich Twin was having an affair. Rich Twin is pregnant with Mr. BFF's baby, however Mr. Rich Twin thinks it's his. Really? Poor Twin will have to start thinking about how she's going to fake the pregnancy and/or subsequent miscarriage. Plus at one point someone was after Rich Twin and in fact Poor Twin was almost killed because the hitman hasn't been watching the show. Trouble was hanging around, getting drunk or high or whatever it is kids do these days, and being all kicked out of prep school. So she's now enrolled in a public school BECAUSE THERE ARE NO DRUGS OR BAD INFLUENCES THERE! Luckily for Trouble there's a hot teacher (aka "Logan!") who has taken an interest in her. We're supposed to think he's 'just trying to give her a chance' but methinks there's gonna be a saucy 'hot-for-teacher who's hot-for-Trouble' storyline coming up. No worries tho, Logan! bedded older women on Veronica Mars so he's got tons of experience with this kind of thing.
|From l to r: Mr. Rich Twin, Poor Twin, Mr. BFF and BFF|
Wow, my head is spinning and not in a fun way. I really hope that Poor Twin knows what she's doing. Is this all to protect her life masquerading as Rich Twin? I also hope that the writers start picking up the pace. Hilariously the next episode is titled, "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?" That has some potential. This show could be better but as I said there are some moments of soapy, drama-filled, goodness. And now that Logan! is around I'll be sticking it out. Speaking of...
|Trouble finds Logan!|