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September 15, 2011

Review: Ringer 1x1

Posted on September 15, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer

In the US: Tuesday, 9/8c , The CW
In the UK: Acquired by Sky Living for broadcast this autumn

Twins, huh? Why does there always have to be an evil one?

Ringer, in which former Buffy The Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a pair of twins, one good, one evil, is no different, but slightly cleverly, it's not obvious at first who the evil twin is or who the good twin is.

Bridget is a bad girl. A former stripper and prostitute, she's also an addict who beats up police officers and steals their guns.

Siobhan is a good girl. She has the perfect marriage, lives in luxury in New York and the Hamptons with her English husband (Ioan Gruffudd), and has oodles of cash.

Neither has seen each other in six years. Siobhan hasn't even mentioned Bridget to her husband.

But the thing is, Bridget is actually the good twin. She's on a 12-step programme to recovery from her addiction, she's taken a job as a waitress and she's helping the Feds because she witnessed a murder.

Siobhan? Well, she treats her husband like dirt, she's having an affair, loathes her step-daughter and she's evil, evil, evil.

As Bridget finds out when she gets to New York and ends up taking over Siobhan's life.

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September 12, 2011

Review: Doctor Who - 6x10 - The Girl Who Waited

Posted on September 12, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

The Girl Who Waited

In the UK: Saturday 10th September, 7.15pm, BBC1/BBC1 HD. Available on the iPlayer
In the US: Saturday 10th September, 9pm/8c ET/PT, BBC America

So this one's a bit of a mystery to me. On the face of it, I should have liked it. It was quite clever, it had some poignant ideas, it had some real character moments, some great acting, some great set designs and some good direction. Okay, the robots suffered from perenial robot slowness (where's a Raston Warrior Robot when you need one?) so weren't exactly threatening, but that's not really a biggie, now is it?

Yet, the whole thing left me cold.

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September 9, 2011

Preview: Revenge

Posted on September 9, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Revenge on ABC

In the US: Wednesdays, 10/9c, ABC. Starts September 21

Revenge is a funny old thing, isn't it? A dish best served cold, apparently, it's been the subject of fiction throughout the ages. One of the most famous novels of revenge is the Count of Monte Cristo and some bright spark at ABC - a network always on a perpetually failing quest to come up with some new, decent dramas - has hit on the idea of updating the novel by moving it to the Hamptons and making it a soap opera.

Pretty young 'Emily Thorne' is getting married to Daniel Grayson, but just as her engagement is announced, his dead body is (apparently?) found on the beach. Flash back five months and it turns out Emily isn't really Emily, but is in fact the daughter of one of the Grayson family's old enemies, a man who died shamed after being accused of crimes he didn't commit.

Emily has a plan. After years in juvi, she's gotten out to discover she's rich thanks to her father's investments and that her dad is really innocent. So she decides to revenge herself on those who set him up.

And to do that, she's going to destroy all their lives - in as ridiculous way as possible and by becoming really, really pretty. 

Here's a trailer.

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