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Tru Calling 

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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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2005   2004   2003   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Eliza Dushku ...  Tru Davies 27 episodes, 2003-2005
Shawn Reaves ...  Harrison Davies 27 episodes, 2003-2005
Zach Galifianakis ...  Davis 27 episodes, 2003-2005
A.J. Cook ...  Lindsay Walker 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Matt Bomer ...  Luc Johnston 18 episodes, 2003-2004
Jessica Collins ...  Meredith Davies 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Benjamín Benítez ...  Gardez 14 episodes, 2003-2004
Jason Priestley ...  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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At the The University of Colorado at Boulder's 57th Annual Conference on World Affairs in 2005, star Eliza Dushku's mother Judith Dushku (a Professor of Government at Suffolk University) told a story about her daughter's growing dissatisfaction with the writing and her character as the show went on. According to Mrs. Dushkhu, Eliza had been promised that Tru Calling (2003) would be another "strong girl" show, in the tradition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), and that her character would be a role model for young women. However, by about the sixth episode, Eliza was calling her mother to complain about egregiously weak and dumb traits in her character. Examples given by Mrs. Dushku include: an argument that Eliza had with the showrunners because she refused to play a scene in which Tru did not know what a map was (and she had to have a man tell her) and Eliza being told that Tru shouldn't be seen studying for her MCATs (even though she was supposed to be a medical student). Eliza also made a list of all the script instructions written to describe Tru's state of mind, and they always included words like "overwhelmed," "surprised," "shocked," and "bewildered," but never instructions for Tru to be strong, confident, or sure of herself. 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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Glenn Carpenter: Hello, can I have your attention please? It's now time to announce the class of '99's five-year reunion-queen... The queen is - Candace Aimes!
Candace Aimes: Wow! Thank you so much, this is such a surprise!... Okay, not that much of a surprise.
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Referenced in Scrubs: My Malpractical Decision (2004) See more »

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Scorpio Rising
Performed by Death In Vegas feat. Liam Gallagher
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Pretty good, but season 2 is GREAT.
22 July 2006 | by xBriarRoseSee all my reviews

I watched the first season of Tru Calling about year ago on Sky One, and thought it was OK. It didn't stand out at first and the writing wasn't very good, but it really started to pick up! The stories got better and the characters developed, and I enjoyed watching it.

I got the complete DVD set a couple of months ago, and wow, the second season (well, all 6 episodes!) is AMAZING. Suddenly the whole thing gets better, with more intricate characters and surprises. There is great interaction between "Tru" and "Jack" and the show is suddenly entertaining to watch. It is such a shame that it was cancelled after only 6 episodes of Season 2! If only they had shown Season 2 on TV, I'm sure people would have watched them. It's worth buying on DVD to see the whole thing, and remains one of my fave TV shows.


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