Tru Calling

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What would you do if you could relive a day? If you're TRU DAVIES (Eliza Dushku), you'd save lives. Tru is a smart and sexy recent college graduate who - when her high-powered medical internship falls through - finds herself working the midnight shift at the city morgue. One night, Tru questions reality when she thinks she hears a murder victim asking for her help. But the next morning, our heroine wakes up to find that she is back at the beginning of that very same day - twelve hours before a death that only she knows about is set to take place. Now with the clock ticking, Tru is compelled to traverse the city over the next twelve hours to try to prevent this tragedy, while at the same time trying to rescue members of her own family from their dangerous and self-destructive lives. With the sexiness and speed of "Run Lola Run," plus the ticking clock suspense of 24, Tru Calling puts a stylish new spin on the procedural crime format as Tru uses her newfound ability to try to stop tragedies before they actually happen. In the series, Tru is surrounded by HARRISON (Shawn Reaves), her handsome and charming younger brother who has a knack for finding trouble; MEREDITH (Jessica Collins), their older sister who has a great career and money, but battles drug addiction; LINDSAY (A.J. Cook), Tru's loyal but unsuspecting best friend; and DAVIS (Zach Galifianakis), the quirky morgue staffer Tru works with on the graveyard shift. In the middle of the first season, we were introduced to a new character named Jack Harper(Jason Priestly), who plays a new morgue attendent, who seems to have a strange effect on Tru's abilities when he's around. Tru discovers that he also has the power to go back in time...only he is her true universal opposite, which means he wants the people to STAY dead... The pilot episode was directed by renowned filmmaker Phillip Noyce. Tru Calling is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Original Film and was created by executive producer/writer Jon Harmon Feldman. Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz, Dawn Parouse and R. W. (Bob) Goodwin are also executive producers.

Theme Song: "Can Somebody Help Me?" - Full Blown Rose Original Title: Tru Show Type: FOX Drama First Telecast: October 30th, 2003 Last Telecast: April 21, 2005moreless

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  • Best Show of All Times

    10
    This was My Favorite Show of All Time

    It Should Have Never Been Cancelled ~
  • miss this program

    10
    loved this why cancel such a good program
  • Tru Calling was

    7.0
    I watched both seasons of Tru Calling, mostly because I'm friends with Shawn Reeves . Harrison.

    Tru Calling was cancelled before its time.

  • I understand now

    9.0
    After watching the last 6 episodes of the show, "the entire 2nd season" I kinda understand why it got cancelled.

    By the time we get to episode six there is 3 against 1. There are too many bad guys!!! I say one because Davis was corrupted by Carrie and Harrison is slowly being influenced by his father so Tru is on her own and has 3 powerful enemies.

    In season 2 things get way too complicated (almost impossible even) and I really think that people like it when the good guys win not the bad guys - I sure do!



    There could have been 3 options (3 successful directions the show could have taken):

    1. Jack could have been a good guy and help Tru especially because they both see something else, like 2 halves of a story (something like House of Anubis where we have "The Chosen One & The Osirian"- her job is to save people and his job is to protect her), or...

    2. There could be occasional bad guys who come and go but by the end of the day Tru to be the one to win.

    3. First of all, NO Carrie - It's too much!

    After a few episodes of Tru and Jack fighting each other for saving people/"helping fate" there could come a day when Jack is "fated" to die and he asks for her help. She saves him and he realizes that he should be helping her. This way we still have her father as the bad guy (he is a great enemy too - very powerful and resourceful) but we have 4 good against 1 bad (even though her father should be considered as at least 2 bad)

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    We need to find out more about her parents "the 2 mortal enemies"- why he killed her; why is he so sure that he is "helping" fate and she is messing with the balance of things and not the other way around; how comes that the bad guys "know the rules" and she is clueless? ... Something like that.

    I think she is the one to keep things balanced because since we all have free will if someone decides to kill someone else, it's not fate, it's bad guys trying to get away with something they shouldn't.



    Don't get me wrong, I loved season 1 (minus Luc dying - Jack could have sent someone else to teach her a lesson not Luc), it was a show with huge potential but they ruined it in the attempt to make it more dramatic and "edgy".moreless
  • missing the good stuff

    10
    i just completed the series and i am absolutely devastated you did it to buffy and angel now this please bring it back
  • PRISON BREAK FANS: YOUR WAIT IS OVER. SEASON THREE HAS ARRIVED ON DVD THIS WEEK JUST IN TIME TO PREPARE FOR SEASON FOUR TO PREMIERE ON FOX. DON'T MISS THE MUCH-LAUDED HBO DRAMA THE WIRE'S SEASON FIVE RELEASE OR ELIZA DUSHKU IN TRU CALLING. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOME LAUGHS, BE SURE TO PICK UP THE ELEVENTH SEASON OF SOUTH PARK AND KENNY VS. SPENNY.

    August 12, 2008 DVD Releases

  • THIS WEEK'S DVD RELEASES ARE ALL ABOUT TIME TRAVEL. WITH THESE GREAT SETS, YOU CAN VISIT A STONE-AGE SUBURB, SEE OUTER SPACE WITH THE FUTURE'S FINEST ASTRONAUTS, OR JUST HEAD BACK TO THE NOT-SO-LONG-AGO DAYS WHEN FRIENDS AND BUFFY RULED THE TV UNIVERSE. ENJOY!

    November 15, 2005 DVD Releases

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    Categories

    Drama, Science Fiction

    Themes

    Crime, Teen