- Bridget Kelly, the twin who was the show’s main focus, was a bit hard to believe. How likely is it that she would fall madly in love with Andrew while pretending to be his wife? Could she really fit into Siobhan’s lifestyle so comfortably, making so few social faux pas? Why didn’t she run off with Malcolm (Mike Colter), or at least have a continuing physical relationship with him? More to the point, why didn’t she use Andrew’s money to hire someone to kill Bodaway Macawi? I mean, Macawi is a small time Wyoming hood, and Siobhan has access to New York mobster types.
- They killed off the wrong Butler. Gemma (Tara Summers) was a sympathetic character. Her relationship with Siobhan, and the fake Siobhan, was real and very interesting. The writers, for some inexplicable reason, had her go mad upon learning of her husband’s affair with her best friend. Then Siobhan (the real one) had her kidnapped. She was killed just before THE HIATUS THAT ATE THE AUDIENCE. Had Henry walked in on the kidnapping, and been fatally shot successfully rescuing Gemma, the show would have gone a lot better.
- Episode 10 aired on 29 November. Two major holidays and 61 days later we got to see Episode 11. Who would give the audience of such a complex show that much time to forget what was going on?
- Gellar’s pregnancy. Rumours of that began in the aforementioned hiatus. Were there to be a Season 2, Gellar would have been very pregnant during shooting. I suppose it’s possible that Bridget might discover that she is pregnant, but doesn’t that make Andrew a bit too potent? He apparently was also the father of Siobhan’s twins.
- Let’s not forget that RINGER aired immediately after HART OF DIXIE. I have to say that if one likes the Rachel Bilson vehicle, one might not be inclined to like RINGER. Just because Bilson was a potential slayer (Colleen) doesn’t make the two shows compatible.
Andrea Roth built up to brilliant as madwoman Catherine, but by that time, no one was watching.