I quite liked it.
I know there have been some mixed reactions to it, the pilot not being what people were expecting, but as far as first episodes go I feel like it achieved what it set out to do. Get people interested. From my television watching experience, pilots shouldn't be judged on what the rest of the season will be like. Sometimes certain shows have amazing pilots, some are iffy but the show gets better over time. I feel that the pilot for Ringer was setting up for what is to come, and leaving the rest of the season for us to figure it all out.
I have some seen some people asking whether we're excited for the show or that we're actually excited that Sarah Michelle Gellar is back on our screens. I'd say it's both.
Ringer has loads of potential, the story, the characters, we just have to give it a chance.
As for the premiere itself, I am rather intrigued with where everything is going. Clearly there's a lot of setting up going on, characters orchestrating certain things, plotting, scheming. Bridget is caught between hiding her own past while posing as her twin sister, who she believes to have killed herself, finding a way out from her disastrous life and starting anew. Only she finds herself stuck in a web of more complications than she ever thought possible. Siobhan's no saint, she has secrets of her own. Both sisters lived completely separate lives, both wanting an out. But possibly one wanting to get rid of the other? So many questions, so many twists and turns, the ending was quite a mindfuck. Siobhan is still alive? Is she framing her sister, getting away with something? Why, and for what?
All I can say is that I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out.