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Tru Calling (2003–2005)

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A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Series cast summary:
 Tru Davies (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
 Harrison Davies (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
 Davis (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
 Lindsay Walker (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Luc Johnston (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Meredith Davies (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Gardez (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Jack Harper (13 episodes, 2004-2005)


Tru Davies, a medical grad student in Boston whose grant is suddenly pulled out from under her, takes a job at a local morgue. There, she discovers that she has the power to "re-live" the previous day over again to help the people who wrongly ended up dead. She uses this gift not only to save lives, but to help her trouble-plagued family - her older sister Meredith, a lawyer and drug addict in denial; and her younger, irresponsible, slacker, gambling brother Harrison. Written by An Eliza Dushku fan

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Her destiny is calling...


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30 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Although Harrison refers to Tru as his big sister, in real life Shawn Reaves is actually two years and ten months older than Eliza Dushku. See more »


In many of the episodes, the personal effects of the victims are shown with the bodies. In practice, these items are removed as evidence by the police before handing over the body to the morgue See more »


Jeremy: [pickup line] You're not Tru. You're too good to be Tru.
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Featured in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) See more »


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Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Full Blown Rose
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A series with potential to trump most scifi currently airing.
8 November 2004 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

At first glance, Tru Calling may appear to be a "rip off". It has elements of The Dead Zone, Early Edition, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Quantum Leap; even Saved By an Angel. And with vetran writers from shows like Star Trek: Voyager, you might think that you've seen this all before. Well, you haven't!

But, isn't that the way of scifi television? Even Star Trek: The Next Generation could be considered a "rip off". Why do comic book heroes keep reappearing on the screen, after years and years of already knowing their superpowers?

The answer is simple -- good storytelling. And, especially in the second half of the first season, "Tru Calling" found its stride. What makes "Tru" different is that the show seems to seriously care about the themes it presents to you; murder, life, death, and dealing with the ability to change the fate of people facing this prospect. Tru successfully walks the line between tongue-in-cheek Back to the Future/Ground Hog day humor inherent to the premise, and the serious obligation that would be involved if you could change someone's fate. Tru is a great lesson in mortality and touches on how we all deal with death, with a comic book's playfulness. In this way it is like any great adult comic book that gives itself a bit of philosophy.

The first season DVD is highly recommended if in the US. At the time of this writing the show has been canceled by Fox television and the cliffhanger ending may leave you wanting to see the last six episodes, which have yet to air.


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