Facts must be faced: 'Ringer,' Sarah Michelle Gellar's new identity-switcheroo drama, is a little bit silly.
'Ringer' (9PM ET Tuesday, the CW) isn't terrible. But it's less than it could be, and it has yet to present viewers with compelling reasons for putting up with its contrivances.
Props to 'Ringer' for even attempting a film noir atmosphere on a CW budget, but when a noir doesn't have a sense of visual flair or the right tone of wounded melancholy -- yet takes itself seriously -- it can quickly start to feel mildly cheesy, if not ponderous.
In 'Ringer,' Gellar plays identical twins, and if you value your health, you won't do a shot every time one of her characters is shown in a mirror. (Get it? Two sisters! Identical twins! Mirror images! Get it?)