UPDATE: Now with video!
The series premiere of “Ringer” aired last night, and although it garnered decent ratings for the CW’s standards, it was obvious to anyone who watched it that this was a show developed for CBS consigned to little sister CW with the hopes that “Buffy” star Sarah Michelle Gellar would be enough to counter the show’s shoddy craftsmanship.
There are holes at every level in “Ringer” — from writing to directing to acting to probably even the on-set catering — but none so glaring as the lackluster effort put into the green screen effect in the scene where Siobhan and Bridget (twins played by Gellar) venture out to sea in Siobhan’s boat. It looks like they used the special effects technicians from “Gilligan’s Island.”
On the next few pages, I have more screen caps of “Ringer’s” terrible use of green screen. See if you can tell which ones I’ve edited in Photoshop!