Ringer: Season 1 (2011)


Critic Consensus: Two Sarah Michelle Gellars make the dull Ringer worse rather than better, with mediocre suspense that turns silly and unbelievable.


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Air date: Sep 13, 2011
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A woman who witnessed a professional hit hides out by assuming the life of her rich identical twin (both played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) after the twin disappears overboard on a boat trip. The sister's seemingly fairy-tale existence turns out to be far more complicated than it appears, however, as it turns out someone's targeted her for elimination.


Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Bridget Kelly/Siobhan Martin
Nestor Carbonell
as Victor Machado
Ioan Gruffudd
as Andrew Martin
Kristoffer Polaha
as Henry Butler
Mike Colter
as Malcolm Ward
Tara Summers
as Gemma Butler
Andrea Roth
as Catherine
Jason Dohring
as Mr. Carpenter
Zahn McClarnon
as Bodaway Macawi
Nikki Deloach
as Shaylene Briggs
Gregory Harrison
as Tim Arbogast
Amber Benson
as Informant
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Critic Reviews for Ringer Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

Sarah Michelle Gellar's new drama truly deserves a bigger viewership. The tension is rich, the characters are intriguing -- especially the identical twins she plays -- and the actress uncannily brings both the women to distinct life.

Sep 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For those within the CW's core audience - the 18-34-year-olds who love Vampire Diaries - Ringer may be the next step.

Sep 13, 2011 | Full Review…

The lousy effects that put the twins in the same room are sloppy, and the story line - ripped from a cheesy daytime soap - is worse.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…

What it needs is more overall electricity.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It's inert, lackluster and a trifle old-fashioned.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV Tuesday night in a show that could be a lot of soapy fun, but may require more work than some TV viewers will want to put in.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite the incredibly beautiful cast, stunning clothes and high-class setting, Ringer struggles to escape the maudlin melancholy of its main character.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Sarah Michelle Gellar's much-anticipated return to the small screen is an out-and-out dud.

Sep 13, 2011 | Full Review…

Gellar easily carries off both roles on a drama that possesses an eerie atmosphere and sense of mystery all its own.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

There are many layers to peel away, and I think it's an effective way to keep viewers coming back.

Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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