After watching through six episodes of Ringer I’ve decided to give it up. This doesn’t make me very happy because I really like Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of the series, and I hoped to get into this new drama and enjoy it.
It’s not that it doesn’t have an intriguing premise: Gellar plays twins who couldn’t be more different. One twin takes the place of the other and the plots are filled with twists, turns, and cliff hangers.
The problem, for me, is that the series is unrelentingly dark. There is little humor, no camaraderie, no bonding, and no very compelling characters. The dialog is unexciting.
In short, the show doesn’t live up to its promise. For Gellar’s sake I hope the series is successful, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s not on the air next year.