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#1 of 128 mattCR

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Posted September 13 2011 - 01:00 PM

Premiering Tonight



Sarah Michelle Gellar makes a return to the screen playing twins where one takes over the life of the other


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#2 of 128 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 13 2011 - 04:34 PM

Kinda soapy for a first episode, but I'm hoping it gets better.
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Posted September 13 2011 - 08:05 PM

I really enjoyed it.  Probably the most I've enjoyed a new debut since Twin Peaks.  I hope it keeps up the pace.  Just not that many series that intrigue me anymore.



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Posted September 14 2011 - 02:40 AM

I enjoyed this a lot more then I expected.    There is some work that needs to be done but the concept is potentially interesting in the way that Nikita was.   I'll give it a go for now and see how it plays.  Luckily, it's in a timeslot that is normally open to me.


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Posted September 15 2011 - 08:34 AM

I wasn't bowled over by it. Just got the time to watch it today, and while I will likely stick around for another episode or two, it'll have to pull me in more than the pilot did for me to stay with it.



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Posted September 15 2011 - 10:19 AM

I liked this movie when it starred Bette Davis and was called "A Stolen Life." It was alright, and the "shock ending" will bring me back, but it was the soapiest thing ever. A twin nobody knows about? Check. A girl cheating with her best friend's husband? Check. A pregnancy that causes all kinds of complications? Check. The show needs not assume the audience is totally hip and now, though. I have no idea what that thing was that got the girl kicked out of boarding school. It looked like one of those Trojan "vibrating massager (wink, wink)" things they advertise on TV, but I guess it was drug-related since the junkie sister reacted so strongly against it.

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Posted September 15 2011 - 10:46 AM

The not-so-special effects were a little painful to watch, even in standard definition (my CW affiliate doesn't broadcast in HD).


It was pretty soapy, but I will stick with it as long as I can stand the lye(s). :)


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Posted September 15 2011 - 12:24 PM

Generally, a vial with white powder in it as a means to get kicked out of school is a "Dead Ringer" for what it is ;)


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Posted September 15 2011 - 01:12 PM

It just looked like a red-tipped thing to me. I didn't rewind or anything, but it didn't register. Then again, my grandmother once had a roach clip because she thought it was a pretty barette, so maybe it's in the genes.

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Posted September 19 2011 - 09:10 AM

The premiere episode is being shown again tonight on the CW at 9 p.m. EDT.
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Posted September 21 2011 - 02:11 PM

Second episode was significant improvement over the pilot.   I'm actually kind of getting into the story now.


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Posted September 21 2011 - 02:18 PM

Yeah, there was no boat scene. :) Nice little nod to "Rope."
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Posted September 22 2011 - 08:36 AM

Yeah, this one was pretty good. I like how Reed is starting to fall in love with "his wife" again, thinking she's changed for the better. I just hope he's the one nice guy on that side and it isn't going to turn out he's doing his assistant. His displeasure at seeing her behind his desk seems to indicate that he's not. Bridget should have immediately and should now say, "I hate to say it, but I had my period. The doctor made a mistake."

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Posted September 23 2011 - 01:46 AM


Yeah, that's going to hard to fake for long; but you're right, she should just go with that.


I thought the scene between her & the daughter-in-law gone rogue was a pretty good moment.   I think the interesting thing we are building toward is if she really assumes Siobahn's life, how does that all turn out?

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Yeah, this one was pretty good. I like how Reed is starting to fall in love with "his wife" again, thinking she's changed for the better. I just hope he's the one nice guy on that side and it isn't going to turn out he's doing his assistant. His displeasure at seeing her behind his desk seems to indicate that he's not. Bridget should have immediately and should now say, "I hate to say it, but I had my period. The doctor made a mistake."





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Posted September 25 2011 - 01:59 PM

It has SMG, so I'll give it a go. So far, so good. I don't think SMG has found the style fully yet for playing both sisters, but with some time I think she can pull it out.



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Posted September 26 2011 - 08:03 AM

Yeah, that's going to hard to fake for long; but you're right, she should just go with that.

 

I thought the scene between her & the daughter-in-law gone rogue was a pretty good moment.   I think the interesting thing we are building toward is if she really assumes Siobahn's life, how does that all turn out?
 



 

Yes, she definitely should own up to a "mistake" by the doctor as soon as possible, The moment with the daughter-in-law and then Reed seeing them together there was very good. The title of the episode was "she's ruining everything" and I did like the scene at the end where that occurred. There is still a bit more soap than I would like, but I'll stick with it for a bit longer. I was thinking that Siobhan and Bridget didn't feel like a pair of names that would be chosen for twins (Siobhan sounds more exotic than Bridget), but they are both Irish names.

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Posted September 26 2011 - 08:06 AM

It's kind of telling, in a Dickensian sort of way, that those who know Siobhan best call her "Shiv."




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Posted September 26 2011 - 08:27 AM

I think the potential fun in this is whether or not they can make themselves plausibly into something else; if Bridget can take over Siobahn's life to the extent that Siobahn finds herself boxed out, foiling her plan.  I think that's a great potential bit of storytelling, because it sets up role reversals all the way through..


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Posted September 26 2011 - 01:46 PM

And there goes the emergency bank account. I was wondering if Siobahn, in TV fashion, had planned for Bridget to take over her life. It would seem not completely. :)



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Posted September 28 2011 - 12:31 AM

This show has definitely built itself from an "eh" start; I like how this went last night.


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