Ringer - 9/13/11 - Pilot

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  1. caslu

    caslu Active Member

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    Okay, sampling my first new show of the fall season and wow... what a stinker!

    Bad acting, cliched and predictable plotting, horrible special effects (the scene on the boat was unbelievably bad), the list goes on... had to cancel the SP half way through.

    Definitely not a good choice for SMG's return to television.
     
  2. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    My gf mentioned it, I tuned in after the first commercial. The writing/pacing felt kind of 'off', but I didn't know if that was because of what I'd missed...? Anyway, I abandoned it before it was finished; not really my cup of tea anyway, it would have needed to really wow me to hold my interest.
     
  3. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I wish this show was on either Wednesday or Thursday, those days are looking pretty crowded on my DVR schedule for fall season. I don't see this show getting much better. No season pass set.
     
  4. Michael S

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    I turned it off half way through. I thought the two twins having a conversion was like a bad sketch comedy with one person doing two parts at the same time. I thought it was neat seeing the Museum of Natural History. Because I was vacationing in New York this summer and that was one of places we went to.
     
  5. dwells

    dwells Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was ok, I will give it another episode or two, but I will agree 100% about the boat scene- you have to see it to believe how bad that scene was. How they can watch that final product and let that on the air is beyond me.
     
  6. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

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    There were definitely some bad scenes (as mentioned the boat scene was horrific). The jumps in timeline were strange in that I don't think they needed them. The daughter needs to disappear now. The premise itself was kind of interesting.

    I'll give it an episode or two more just to see if it improves from the pilot.
     
  7. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    The boat scene was horrendous.

    Really. Bad.

    Overall, lots of cheese all over the place.

    I was so looking forward to this show - I hope it gets better...
     
  8. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

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    I'm 18 mins in, saw this thread and thought I'd peek in to see if it got better.

    I was so-so on the premise, but thought I'd sample it. It was reassuring that so many other people had issues with the boat scene. Bad CGI water? yick

    She's going to spend the series not knowing anyone's name or recognizing anyone?

    I was just about to kill it when Tara Summers showed up ( Katie from Boston Legal) She's got a whacked accent here though, I guess that's her version of "American".
     
  9. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    I can't really disagree with any of the opinions expressed so far, but the twist at the end earned this show a couple of more episodes for me.
     
  10. FilmCritic3000

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    *That's* where I knew her from! Thank you, it was driving me crazy!

    I will concur about the boat scene. Very poorly-rendered CG/it's-obvious-we're-shooting-this-on-the-backlot

    I did enjoy the pilot episode and will keep watching to see where this goes.
     
  11. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    I couldn't get through the whole thing. I felt like I was watching a daytime soap opera. What a bummer - I was hoping to like SMG's return to T.V.

    I'm assuming (hoping) that the boat scene looked so bad because this pilot episode was filmed on the cheap.
     
  12. caslu

    caslu Active Member

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    Same here... was the only part of the show I enjoyed.
     
  13. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    I have to agree with most of you. I thought it was pretty weak all around. I like SMG and really wanted to like this show. I might give it one more episode before I decide.
     
  14. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

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    It was definitely awkward until at least 40 minutes in. About that time it started to work for me.
     
  15. Lori

    Lori Social Defective

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    Not a great pilot...but there have been a ton of weak pilots that turned into great shows (Castle, anyone?). :)

    I'll give it a few more episodes to find its footing.
     
  16. jradford

    jradford The Jerkstore called

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    I'm in this boat. The sister scenes were gag inducing, and the boat scene was just great for unintentional comedy, but I started to buy in towards the end, and the twist at the very end was solid. Question, I zoned out for a little bit, but my wife mentioned that she thought the husband was involved, too, based on a phone call that he had to quickly hang up when the new Shabon walked in. Is that accurate? All I got was that the old Shabon set it up as way to kill herself off, but didn't get any clues as to who else was in on it.
     
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Siobhan. (I suspect that may be one of the biggest challenges this show has... getting people to spell that name right. ;))

    (and technically it should be Siobhán, with the accent over the a, but...)
     
  18. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I'm going to keep watching only because of SMG.

    I didn't particularly like the first episode of Buffy either.
     
  19. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    SMG fan here - somehow managed to avoid any pre-publicity so I had no idea what the premise was and didn't even know she was playing twins.

    I don't disagree with any of you but somehow or other I was drawn in. For a pilot it was moving really slow to start but I'll stick with it and in fact last night thought they should have done a 2-hour premiere.
     
  20. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    I think this is one I'll let stack up and see what the opinion becomes... if it's good (a la Lost, though that one started out great) I'll start watching. But if it gets cancelled after a few eps or people deem it continually unworthy, I'll just delete them. Gotta love the tivo.
     

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