Last night brought the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to television. If you are like me, you grew up with SMG being a constant presence on your television in the form of “Buffy” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. SMG was fighting vampires long before it was the cool “Twilight-y” thing to do.
Now she’s back and with a new suspenseful show to captivate viewers. RINGER is the story of twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan Kelly. Bridget is a former exotic dancer and on the run after witnessing a murder. Her estranged sister, Siobhan, is living a life of extreme wealth and privilege. When Bridget becomes convinced that her FBI protector is not going to be able to offer her the safety she needs, she devises a plan of her own. She seeks out her sister and the two go sailing to talk about the situation at hand. When Bridget wakes up on the boat, Siobhan is gone and Bridget suspects suicide. So what’s a girl on the run to do? Bridget decides to “hide” in her twin sister’s life. What she could never have expected was the secrets her seemingly perfect sister is hiding.
I have to admit that the first 15 minutes of the show left me empty. I felt SMG was overacting and the plot seemed a bit too contrived, but then things started to get interesting. The opulent life of Siobhan is enjoyable to watch and the secrets she is keeping are enough to keep the viewer hooked.
All in all, SMG’s return to the small screen may just be worth the wait.