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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 Tru Davies (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Harrison Davies (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Davis (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Lindsay Walker (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Luc Johnston (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Meredith Davies (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Gardez (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Jack Harper (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
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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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The show was canceled by FOX, who thought that the new series Point Pleasant (2005) would work better following The O.C. (2003) than Tru Calling. Point Pleasant was canceled before finishing its 13 episodes. See more »

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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 »

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Jack Harper: You know, Daivs is a nice guy, but why do I get the feeling that we're gonna come in here one morning and all the corpses are gonna be dressed up for an imaginary tea party?
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Who in their right mind would Cancel this!?
5 February 2005 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Tru Calling had a great premise, unlike anything else on TV at the time, and most episodes were interesting and mysterious. Eliza Dushku was in top form and had an excellent cast behind her, including Shawn Reaves as her wheeling, dealing brother Harrison. Everything fell into place on Tru Calling but it was on Fox which seems to be a curse for so many potentially good shows. I don't understand how so many bad shows manage to last so long while the few good ones that get on the air don't last much more than a season. Tru Calling now joins the ranks of some of the best shows that never got a fair chance: Firefly, Undergrads, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and Clerks. In the years to come when more and more people discover these hidden gems they will wonder why some of the best TV from 99-04 got the axe while other shows that nobody will even be talking about got season after season. Perhaps the reason that TC didn't last so long is that it was too smart for the average viewer. It helps when you think about TC when your watching it. Tru Calling is not the pop song that so many other shows are, it is an opera filled with all sorts of layers. Tru Calling had such a good set up and did not get the chance follow through on its potential. There were so many amazing stories that they could have told if given the chance. If you have not seen Tru Calling and are on this page I suggest that you pick up the DVD sets as you'll end up going back to it time and time again. The best new show on TV in 2003/4 can be the best new show in your DVD collection, as it is in mine. Its too bad nobody could go back in time and save Tru Calling....... and Firefly and Undergrads and Clerks.........

The candle that burns twice as bright lasts half as long.


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