Saturday, March 24, 2012

What I’m Watching: Ringer

Ringer: Season 1, Episode 18 “That Woman’s Never Been a Victim In Her Entire Life” (C+)

Now that Andrew has been shot, all of this silliness about him being a crazed killer are gone, which is good, but so is essentially any trace of what was going on with those that knew about the Ponzi scheme. Finding out that Henry accidentally killed Tyler through the classic throw-him-against-a-table move is a disappointment, and I’m not sure that’s going to lead anywhere productive. Everyone on this show is completely chasing their tails, and so few people actually have any concept of what’s really going on. Thinking that Olivia took Juliet and finding a body with Malcolm’s wallet on him are just two major examples of all the red herrings this show provides, with considerably unexciting payoff. People seem to have awfully loose lips these days, with Henry admitting to causing Tyler’s death, Siobhan nearly telling Andrew the whole story, and Juliet blabbing to Bridget about her mom’s plan. Machado finding the tower card seemed like a wholly inappropriate and peculiar twist to add to this show, containing unnecessary complications, but now it seems that, unlike what happened in the pilot, Bridget is actually being targeted for being Bridget, not for being Siobhan. It’s still unclear whether this show is going to be renewed for a second season, but, no matter where it’s headed, it’s about time that someone besides Henry found out that Siobhan was still alive. And it shouldn’t be any of the missing people, namely Olivia or Malcolm, because this show has enough loose threads and doesn’t need any more.

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