Ringer

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (20,360)

Ringer aired from 2011 to 2012 on the CW. The hour-long soap opera marked Sarah Michelle Gellar's eagerly awaited return to television. She played two twin sisters who lived vastly different lifestyles. The show's central drama begins when Bridget, the poor, down-on-her-luck twin, is asked to testify against her murderous boss in court. Bridget senses that her life is in danger, so she seeks out Siobhan, her rich, well-to-do sister. Siobhan fakes her own death, and Bridget takes over her life and identity. Bridget believes that Siobhan really is dead. After the trappings of her new upper-class lifestyle lose their appeal, Bridget realizes that stepping into Siobhan's shoes does not solve her problems. Siobhan's life has been quietly tumultuous for a long time. Bridget has to maintain a marriage to a man she does not love and nurture friendships with people who are strangers to her. She also has to navigate the romantic affair that Siobhan was having with her best friend's husband. Bridget learns that Siobhan's life had been in danger as well, meaning that she has stepped out of one murder plot and right into another. Ringer's intriguing premise was not enough to keep it on the air for longer than one season. The CW had hoped that Ringer would help it expand beyond its trademark teen fare, but the show failed to lure mature viewers away from more adult networks. Ringer also never caught on with CW's core viewers, who preferred lighter fare such as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. The series did manage to wrap up as many loose threads as possible before its untimely cancellation. Bridget finds out that Siobhan is alive and had been a participant in the murder plot against her. The show pokes fun at its own use of soap opera tropes. While Bridget is posing as Siobhan, she flounces about in Siobhan's extensive collection of Joan Collins-esque caftans. The green screen effects for outdoor scenes are deliberately obvious. The very notion of twins who are both at the centers of their very own murder plots is deliciously campy. Ringer's detractors pointed to these supposed flaws as evidence of the show's poor quality. These attributes actually hinted toward self-awareness on behalf of the show runners. Ringer never got the chance to fully explore its soapy conventions, but as it stands, the show is still a fast-paced, engrossing send-up of the genre.

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Seasons
I'm The Good Twin
22. I'm The Good Twin
April 17, 2012
With Bridget's upcoming vow renewal, she realizes she needs to reveal the truth to Andrew. Meanwhile, Henry struggles whether he should tell Bridget the truth about Siobhan.
It's Called Improvising, Bitch!
21. It's Called Improvising, Bitch!
April 10, 2012
Catherine's plot to separate Andrew and Bridget doesn't go as planned; Machado discovers who wanted Siobhan dead; and Siobhan's plan to help Henry hits a snag.
If You're Just An Evil Bitch Then Get Over It
20. If You're Just An Evil Bitch Then Get Over It
April 3, 2012
Bridget, as Siobhan, tells Machado who she thinks tried to kill her; Bridget accuses Henry of Tyler's murder unaware that Siobhan is listening in; and a desperate Catherine will stop at nothing to get closer to Andrew.
Let's Kill Bridget
19. Let's Kill Bridget
March 27, 2012
Agent Machado tries to explain the shooting attempt to Siobhan and Andrew.
That Woman's Never Been A Victim Her Entire Life
18. That Woman's Never Been A Victim Her Entire Life
March 20, 2012
Someone attempts to kill Bridget. As Machado investigates, Henry accuses Siobhan of putting out a hit on her sister while Bridget is suspicious of Olivia. In other events, Andrew admits he asked Malcolm to leave, and Juliet vanishes.
What We Have Is Worth the Pain
17. What We Have Is Worth the Pain
March 13, 2012
Henry has a few tough questions to ask Siobhan face-to-face.
You're Way Too Pretty To Go To Jail
16. You're Way Too Pretty To Go To Jail
March 6, 2012
Machado's past with stripper Shaylene Briggs is revealed; Siobhan pretends to be Bridget; Henry realizes Bridget is a liability because of her knowledge; and Tyler takes something from Siobhan that's a key piece of evidence in her revenge plot.
P.S. You're An Idiot
15. P.S. You're An Idiot
February 28, 2012
Bridget realizes she's in trouble when Andrew proposes again; Olivia is suspicious of Malcolm; and Juliet makes a decision that bothers her mother.
Whores Don't Make That Much
14. Whores Don't Make That Much
February 21, 2012
Bridget meets someone who played an important role in her and Siobhan's past; Malcolm discovers Henry has something of Bridget's; Catherine asks Andrew to make a decision about Juliet that could have major consequences.
It's Easy To Cry, When This Much Cash Is Involved
13. It's Easy To Cry, When This Much Cash Is Involved
February 14, 2012
Bridget discovers Siobhan had a secret office; Olivia blackmails Henry into introducing her to Gemma's wealthy father; Tyler faces a moral decision that could impact Siobhan and Andrew.
What Are You Doing Here, Ho-Bag?
12. What Are You Doing Here, Ho-Bag?
February 7, 2012
Juliet's mother visits and stirs things up for Andrew and Bridget; Bridget finds someone she believes is vital to learning more about her sister; Henry finds a lead that causes Machado to think he's closing in on Bridget.
It Just Got Normal
11. It Just Got Normal
January 31, 2012
When Bridget offers to host a fund-raiser for Juliet's school, she discovers Greer knows one of Siobhan's secrets; Siobhan is shocked at how well Bridget has adapted to her new life; Malcolm goes to work for Andrew; Henry mourns his wife.
That's What You Get For Trying To Kill Me
10. That's What You Get For Trying To Kill Me
November 29, 2011
Henry focuses on a suspect in Gemma's disappearance; Malcolm goes to the police regarding his suspicion about Charlie; Juliet becomes obsessed with Mr. Carpenter; Machado meets with an informant (Amber Benson) in Wyoming.
Shut Up And Eat Your Bologna
9. Shut Up And Eat Your Bologna
November 15, 2011
Bridget realizes she's starting to develop feelings for Andrew; Henry and Andrew's business partner bond; Malcolm has doubts about Bridget's new NA sponsor; Bridget decides to meet Siobhan's therapist to really understand the reality of her life.
Maybe We Can Get A Dog Instead?
8. Maybe We Can Get A Dog Instead?
November 8, 2011
Andrew and Bridget discover shocking information that affects Henry. Malcolm arrives in New York, where he is confronted by Agent Machado. Siobhan's relationship with Tyler is threatened.
Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?
7. Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?
November 1, 2011
Siobhan-Bridget tells Andrew and Henry that she has a twin. Henry is a suspect in Gemma's disappearance.
The Poor Kids Do It Everyday
6. The Poor Kids Do It Everyday
October 18, 2011
Bridget becomes concerned when she is unable to get in touch with Gemma. Juliet starts a new public school, where she must defend herself against the school bully. Luckily, her teacher, Mr. Carpenter, comes to her rescue. Bridget asks Charlie for a favor that could actually backfire on her, while Agent Machado starts to investigate Malcolm's disappearance.
A Whole New Kind of Bitch
5. A Whole New Kind of Bitch
October 11, 2011
Gemma asks Bridget, who is still assuming Siobhan's identity, for a risky favor.
It's Gonna Kill Me, But I'll Do It
4. It's Gonna Kill Me, But I'll Do It
October 4, 2011
Bridget, still assuming Siobhan's identity, heads to the Hamptons with Andrew, Gemma, and Henry to celebrate Siobhan's birthday. Henry is adamant about rekindling his affair with Siobhan.
If You Ever Want A French Lesson
3. If You Ever Want A French Lesson
September 27, 2011
Bridget discovers a clue to identify Siobhan's killer and uncovers interesting information about Andrew.
She's Ruining Everything
2. She's Ruining Everything
September 20, 2011
Without blowing her Siobhan identity, Bridget attempts to cover up a crime she committed. Bridget reveals her secrets to Malcolm.
Pilot
1. Pilot
September 13, 2011
In the series premiere of Ringer, Bridget Kelly is turning her life around when she is asked to testify against the mob. Terrified, she assumes the identity of her deceased twin sister, Siobhan, only to discover that her "new" life was just as complicated as her own.
Description

Ringer aired from 2011 to 2012 on the CW. The hour-long soap opera marked Sarah Michelle Gellar's eagerly awaited return to television. She played two twin sisters who lived vastly different lifestyles. The show's central drama begins when Bridget, the poor, down-on-her-luck twin, is asked to testify against her murderous boss in court. Bridget senses that her life is in danger, so she seeks out Siobhan, her rich, well-to-do sister. Siobhan fakes her own death, and Bridget takes over her life and identity. Bridget believes that Siobhan really is dead.

After the trappings of her new upper-class lifestyle lose their appeal, Bridget realizes that stepping into Siobhan's shoes does not solve her problems. Siobhan's life has been quietly tumultuous for a long time. Bridget has to maintain a marriage to a man she does not love and nurture friendships with people who are strangers to her. She also has to navigate the romantic affair that Siobhan was having with her best friend's husband. Bridget learns that Siobhan's life had been in danger as well, meaning that she has stepped out of one murder plot and right into another.

Ringer's intriguing premise was not enough to keep it on the air for longer than one season. The CW had hoped that Ringer would help it expand beyond its trademark teen fare, but the show failed to lure mature viewers away from more adult networks. Ringer also never caught on with CW's core viewers, who preferred lighter fare such as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. The series did manage to wrap up as many loose threads as possible before its untimely cancellation. Bridget finds out that Siobhan is alive and had been a participant in the murder plot against her.

The show pokes fun at its own use of soap opera tropes. While Bridget is posing as Siobhan, she flounces about in Siobhan's extensive collection of Joan Collins-esque caftans. The green screen effects for outdoor scenes are deliberately obvious. The very notion of twins who are both at the centers of their very own murder plots is deliciously campy. Ringer's detractors pointed to these supposed flaws as evidence of the show's poor quality. These attributes actually hinted toward self-awareness on behalf of the show runners. Ringer never got the chance to fully explore its soapy conventions, but as it stands, the show is still a fast-paced, engrossing send-up of the genre.

Ringer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on September 13, 2011.

Where to Watch Ringer

Ringer is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ringer on demand at Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (20,360)