Fug the Show: Ringer, episode 18


To get you all warmed up for tonight’s new Ringer, I present an episode in which we get to see Hot Malcolm’s refreshingly un-hot — and thus, relateable — driver’s licence photo, and what Ioan looks like in a hospital gown. It’s like he’s been swallowed by the very pocket squares he used to stuff into his breast pockets.

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  1. Donna
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    Heather, thank you as always for the delightful work distraction and general guilty pleasure that are your Ringer recaps. Bless! Also, does anyone else immediately think of Rufus Humphrey when a picture of Henry Sad Sack comes up?

  2. Eli
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    Ioan looked extremely dreamy in this episode. All wounded and vulnerable-like. It is much hotter than fierce Ponzi schemer.

    On a related Fug the Show note, when the hell is Hart of Dixie coming back. I find myself missing that show. It had better not be cancelled, gr.

  3. EmSpeaks
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    I lost it at “we are going to be denied any scenes in which he gruffuddly gruffudds about learning to use a wheelchair. This seems like a mistake. He would gruff the UDD out of that.”

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I watched it. I felt like a terrible person because I was mildly disappointed that he was going to make a FULL recovery. Oh, well, there was no damage to that wonderful face, so I’m happy.

  4. dvj
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    Heather, already noted, but DELIGHTFUL is the perfect word for you and your recaps. I THINK Henry actually gave Daddy Bigbucks the flashdrive that he fished out of dead Jamie’s pocket — that is the one with the real incriminating evidence gathered by Rich Twin (and never backed up — The Cloud, people, it’s there for a reason). The one Jamie snagged from RT and Olivia thought she got, but only ended up with a junk version (which, like the coats, looked exactly the same, and I can’t even remember where she got it). The “I’ll kill you” recording isn’t great for Ioan, but Rich Twin already has that. What she desperately wants is to get her flashdrive back, and is way bummed with HSS for giving it away (no backup! that we know of!), as it both screws with her nefarious scheme, whatever it may be, and possibly brings down M/C before she’s ready to take all their money.

    Ausiello has Ringer listed as “could go either way” for renewal. I love this stupid show, and even though the central premise cannot possibly hold much longer (b/c RT needs to make a play and b/c people couldn’t possibly continue to be so stupid [right?]), I will be very sad not to see how they drag it out for 20 more eps.

    • Heather
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      Oh my God, you’re right. I ALWAYS lose plot threads in this episode when I’m trying to remember what happened, especially bc not every scene is worth photographing. I must remedy my recap…

      • Heather
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        Actually, I also sort of think that if the show became about the twins coexisting in NYC, above board, it could still be really good/crazy/bitchy. I mean, come on — Rich Twin and Poor Twin vs. Andrea Roth? Or Rich Twin and Andrea Roth vs. Poor Twin? Or Poor Twin and Andrea Roth vs. Rich Twin? YES.

      • dvj
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        Flashdrives in this show are like no cell service in horror movies. Your plot possibilities for next season are excellent. Everyone should (but won’t) carry around finger print scanners to know who they’re talking to. And Ioan will struggle with whether he can accept PT after all that lying and so forth. Especially since RT is having his babies! And how to keep RT from outing PT to FBI ARA, and sending her back to Wyoming?

        Regarding hair, can I just say that the very first thing I thought made it impossible for PT to pass as RT would have to be the quality of the blonde. There’s a big difference between $500 for a colourist and free highlights by the coworker who’s going to beauty school so she can get out of the game.

      • Sajorina
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        Heather, why aren’t you a writer of soapy/cheesy/awesome TV Dramas? Your version of shows are always better than the actual shows! Anyway, if it would take you away from GFY, please dismiss my inquiry/suggestion!

  5. Jo
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    Anyone else think Ioan is way too young to have had a daughter as old as Juliet? He, like me, is 38 and surely was too busy studying in an Ivy League school to knock up a cougar when he was 20?! Or am I being deluded as a happy child-free (by choice) oldie?

  6. vandalfan
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    All I know is I’m going home to call Mr. Vandalfan “My Sweet Yam-yam”.

    • Sajorina
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      “I wonder if it’s giving Poor Twin a jones for the sweet yam-yam…” is one of the best things I’ve ever read! How does Heather come up with these stuff?!?!

  7. The Other Molly
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    It’s official.
    We all need t-shirts with Ioan’s picture on them that say:
    GRUFF THE UDD!!
    Thanks Heather.
    Hilarious as usual.

  8. SharonCville
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    I missed this episode, and only read you recap this morning, AFTER watching last night’s episode! Thanks for filling in some plot holes. And, of course, for the (as has been noted) DELIGHTFUL recap! I am really hooked on this ridiculous show, and you’re right: The cast OWNS it! Kudos to all!

  9. Del
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    Re: Slide 15

    I paused at the same place because my husband walked into the room blathering about something. I said, “Look, here he is gruffudding!” And the hubby knew exactly what I meant.

    I think it’s become a sickness.