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  Spoiled Rotten - Tru Calling Spoilers - News Archive
Tru tries to make sure the stripper who's supposed to be at John's party (Tara) is elsewhere and tries to hire her.
Tru gets into the hotel suite, pretending to be bartender (but she has no clue how to mix drinks).
Tru continues to serve drinks, as she observes all of the potential suspects/victims at the party, eavesdropping as they discuss their issues.
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  Tru Calling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tru wakes up with her ex-boyfriend's dead body next to her, and as her day rewinds, she begins to fear that she is somehow his killer.
Tru finds herself in the ironic position of trying to save the life of the newspaper reporter who has been hounding her about the reason she is at so many crimes.
Tru is working in the dark, learning as she goes along, but Jack has an older, more experienced counterpart who can share knowledge and wisdom from a long line of predecessors with his young protege.
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 tvdvdreviews.com -- Tru Calling: The Complete First Season DVD Review
It is the tenth anniversary of her mother's brutal murder, an as-yet unsolved crime of which Tru was the sole witness.
Tru's internship at a local hospital has dried up, and she is instead forced to work at the dreary morgue.
You see, Tru works in "The Crypt," a division of the morgue that receives only victims of unnatural deaths: accidents, murders, suicides, etc. Many of The Crypt's inhabitants are cruel victims of fate.
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 Fate-Based Initiative - By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine
Where Tru's calling is to prevent, by hook or crook, what seem like inevitable deaths, Jack's mission is the opposite: He travels back in time to ensure that those fated to meet their maker do so unimpeded.
Tru Calling's moral universe lacks Buffy's goth-religious underpinnings; Jack and Tru are presented not as supernatural agents of good and evil, but as mortal human beings wearily saddled with differing ethical missions.
Ironically enough, Tru Calling itself is currently on artificial life support; the series was canceled in 2004 after its first season, and the six second-season episodes being screened over the next month are serving as temporary placeholders for the spot just vacated by Point Pleasant, another supernatural-themed teen drama.
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 AfterEllen.com - Tru Calling's "Star Crossed" Lovers
In its sixth episode, called "Star Crossed," Tru is called to the scene of a car wreck that killed two teenagers, Adam (Johnny Pacar) and Jen (Rachael Bella).
Tru is confused because Amy is not the girl in the car wreck, and her confusion only deepens when she runs into Jen in the cafeteria at lunch and discovers that Jen and Adam barely know each other.
Tru also does not appear fazed by the girls' relationship, once she gets over her initial surprise, and her error at automatically assuming the victims were heterosexual is obvious to both Tru and the viewer.
www.afterellen.com /TV/trucalling.html   (1283 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Tru Calling - The Complete Series: DVD: Eliza Dushku,Zach Galifianakis,A.J. Cook,Shawn Reaves,Jason ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I seen Tru Calling advertised on the tv and thought Id watch the first episode to see what it was like, a girl hearing dead people asking for her help and her reliving the day to try to stop them dying.
Tru Calling is a show with a likable and attractive lead, an interesting premise, and two talented actors playing support to Eliza.
Tru Calling is great family viewing and our teenage children and 'the oldies' sit down and watch it together.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tru-Calling-Complete-Eliza-Dushku/dp/B0007RUSH6   (1821 words)

 Tru Calling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The premise of Tru Calling makes it alluring, and I really think there are so many things that can be done with the idea, that it won't get boring or jump for awhile.
Tru Calling has never jumped the shark imho and judging by the way it's going now, it would take something pretty major (like, all the cast shaving their heads and doing the mambo at the morgue, major) to make it do so.
No longer was the show focusing on Tru dealing with all the complexities of trying to alter the future and facing all the ensuing moral dilemmas, which is what made the show so interesting.
www.jumptheshark.com /t/trucalling.htm   (3099 words)

 DVD Talk Review: Tru Calling: Season 2
So begins the series, as Tru finds herself rewound through time to some point earlier, realizing that she is the only one who can help solve the cases of the "unnaturally" dead.
While she's called upon to save the lives of others, she's also got to focus on those closer to her: Harrison (Shawn Reaves), an arrogant brother who finds himself in trouble again and again, and Meredith (Jessica Collins), her sister who has been in rehab and looks like she's falling into drugs.
Tru's estranged father, who has his own intentions, has also moved back into town, acting like he wants to start over with Tru and her brother.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=18709   (1044 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / TV / To extend its life, 'Tru Calling' must bury some story lines
Tru runs, her long hair flowing down, but she doesn't sweat, nor does she get winded.
Tru is a caretaker by nature, which is why she's in the business of helping strangers and family members and which is probably why she never smiles.
Tru's true calling is to save the world, although she might have a future in marathoning if the talking-cadaver thing doesn't work out.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2003/10/30/to_extend_its_life_tru_calling_must_bury_some_story_lines   (498 words)

 Classic TV & Movie Hits - Tru Calling / Heroine / Tru / True Calling
Tru Calling has been cited by television critics, bloggers and science fiction fans as an example of a show that was not given time to find an audience or adequately develop its premise.
Fox television could not decide what to do with Tru Calling, first renewing it for a second season, than shortening its length to 6 episodes, and promising and moving the show's second season airdate from November, 2004 to an undefined time in 2005.
Tru Calling's cancellation has added fuel to speculation and fear within the sci-fi community when it comes to network television, which has already suffered from abrupt cancellations of other genre shows by Fox and other networks, and trepidation about whether to watch sci-fi genre shows lest they not last more than one season.
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 Tru Calling: The Complete First Season DVD - RopeofSilicon.com
"Tru Calling" is the story of Tru Davies, pun intended, she is a bit of an odd bird as her only power is not that of seduction, but she has the ability to change the future by reliving the past.
Word has it that there were only six episodes shot for the second season of "Tru Calling" and fans are going to have to fight just to see those, and it really sounds like they will be getting something like a limited showing on the FX channel and then shot out on DVD.
"Tru Calling" is entertaining enough to enjoy it once through, but without the final payoff this DVD set may be just as dead as the series itself, only time will tell.
www.ropeofsilicon.com /tvdvd.php?id=1504   (410 words)

 Tru Calling: The Complete First Season
Tru Calling is one of several recent teen-oriented dramas with a sci-fi/paranormal spin, following in the footsteps of shows like Smallville, Roswell and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in fact, Eliza Dushku turned down an offer to play Faith in a proposed Buffy spin-off in order to star in Tru Calling!).
Structurally, Tru Calling is reminiscent of other, gimmicky shows (like The Dead Zone, Quantum Leap and Sliders) in which the protagonist has a special ability that enables him or her to pop into all sorts of one-time situations.
Tru eventually confides in her boss Davis (played with quirky sensitivity by the bearded Zach Galifianakis), and mid-season she discovers another person with her same ability - Jack Harper (played by Jason Priestley).
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 DVD Times - Tru Calling: The Complete Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Now, Tru looks forward to her dream of medical school, but her internship falls through; forcing her to take a job at the city morgue, for the mysterious Davis (Zach Galifianakis).
Tru takes this divine intervention in her stride, and with each new body she is sent through time to change the future.
Tru Calling has developed a rather harsh reputation, but it was a decent mix of fantasy and drama while it lasted, with some good performances by Eliza Dushku.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=58389   (2721 words)

 Q13.com | KCPQ TV | Q13 FOX News | Tru Calling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Harrison is Tru's younger brother who besides being handsome and charming has a knack for landing himself in trouble.
Meredith is Tru and Harrisons older sister who has her own demons to deal with, namely drug addiction.
Davis is Tru's quirky co-worker in the morgue.
q13.trb.com /stv-trucalling-pkgcast,0,665554.special?coll=kcpq-home-3   (786 words)

 Tru Calling - Animation Insider
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.
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...
www.animationinsider.net /forums/showthread.php?p=409067   (879 words)

 Tru Calling | PopMatters Television Review
That is, just when Tru thinks she has avoided that certain disaster she's spent the previous 40-something minutes trying to avoid, she recognizes that another possibility has eluded her, and indeed, disaster still looms.
In fact, according to the pilot episode, Tru has a longstanding affinity for dead people, beginning with her mother murdered in front of her when the girl was only 12 (this leads to the refrain that mom "died before her time" -- remember it).
He conjectures, Tru grabs at most likely causes and effects, finds the girl and tries to manage her movements with regard to a married boyfriend (Callum Keith Rennie) and a stalker ex (John Haymes Newton).
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/t/tru-calling.shtml   (1395 words)

 Tru Calling Trivia
Once that happens Tru is sent back a day where she must figure out who killed the victim and how to stop the tragedy from happening.
Jack thinks that Tru is changing destiny and could somehow cause greater damage than the loss of the individual's life.
Tru has help in her quest to save lives.
www.tvcrazy.net /tvclassics/television/tru-calling.htm   (393 words)

 Tru Calling on WVAH Fox 11
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.
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 rescuing members of her own family from their dangerous and self-destructive lives.
Tru Calling is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Original Film and was created by executive producer/writer Jon Harmon Feldman.
www.wvah.com /programs/trucalling   (269 words)

 Tru Calling Returns With Two Hour Season Premiere
Tru was shocked to discover that dead bodies could speak to her and ask for help in preventing their deaths, and when they did, she would relive the day and have the chance to prevent their untimely demise.
Tru also discovered that her mother, who was killed when Tru was only 12 years old, had the same ability.
Tru came to learn that Jack is her opposite – his mission is to guarantee that the people who ask for Tru’s help still die the second time around.
www.celebrityspider.com /news/march05/article032305-8.html   (472 words)

 : RevolutionSF - Tru Calling : Review
Tru stands over her mother's grave, then looks up at the camera, all grim and determined.
Tru's ability is random; she can't command a dead guy to speak to her.
And Tru has to hope someone else dies so that she can go back in time, then when she does, she spends most of the show telling her brother not to act so stupid, then he does anyway.
www.revolutionsf.com /article.html?id=2211   (686 words)

 Amazon.com: Tru Calling - The Complete Second Season: DVD: Tru Calling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It’s been two months since Tru and Jack last met in a deadly confrontation in which Tru saved the life of her brother, but she was ultimately thwarted when Jack evened the score by taking the life of her boyfriend.
EPISODE TWO - Grace: Tru finds herself on the run from the law after Jack frames her for the murder of a psychiatrist who was shot by one of his mentally disturbed patients.
While Tru thinks that the bodies who ask for her help weren't supposed to die, Jack believes that they were, and are trying to cheat fate, and when fate is messed with, there are dire consequences.
www.amazon.com /Tru-Calling-Complete-Second-Season/dp/B000AO9BSS   (2222 words)

 Tru Calling TV Show - Tru Calling Television Show - TV.com
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.
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...
As Tru seizes an opportunity to try saving him, Jack ominously tells her there are consequences to breaking the rules.
www.tv.com /tru-calling/show/17237/summary.html   (730 words)

 Tru Calling UK
Tru Davies is a smart, sexy recent college graduate who finds herself working the midnight shift at the New York City morgue.
But the next morning, Tru wakes up to find that she is back at the beginning of the previous day -- twelve hours before a murder that only she knows is about to take place.
With the clock ticking, she is compelled to scour the city of New York to prevent this wrongful death, while at the same time trying to make a difference in her family’s unhappy lives.
groups.msn.com /TruCallingUK   (205 words)

 Zap2it - TV features - 'Tru Calling' Goes Back in Time
Dushku reportedly passed on a "Buffy" spinoff featuring her character, the rogue slayer Faith, for "Tru Calling," but the concepts are not that far apart.
Tru has been chosen to save, not the world, but one life at a time.
Whether or not "Tru Calling" becomes anything like a meaningful metaphor for salvation and redemption, the thought that second chances are possible is seductive.
tv.zap2it.com /tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,274|84094|1|,00.html   (865 words)

 IGN: Tru Calling - The Complete First Season Review
Thankfully, she managed to grab the lead role in Tru Calling, where she plays a med student interning in a morgue.
One, Tru's family plays a large part of the show, and they have their own story arcs and problems through the span of the season.
Tru Calling is not being renewed for a second season, the producers have already reportedly moved onto other projects, and the sets have been dismantled.
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 "Tru Calling" (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The part of Tru was written with Eliza Dushku in mind, but Jon Harmon Feldman didn't actually think that she would really take the role.
Airing on Fox, "Tru Calling" is the story of medical student Tru Davies who decides to take a job as a morgue attendant at the city morgue.
On the anniversary of her mother's death, Tru is asked for help by a dead body and the day rewinds, setting Tru on the path to make sure that the intended victim doesn't die.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0364817   (563 words)

 Tru Calling: The Complete First Season DVD Review - MovieWeb
In the case of Fox’s still-going (but maybe not for long) phenomedrama, Tru Calling, the show starts out painfully weak yet develops along the way.
Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku) is a recent college graduate looking for med school opportunities.
With this mysterious gift, Tru is given the opportunity to track down the pleading victims and prevent them from experiencing an unfortunate death.
movieweb.com /dvd/reviews/review.php?upc=024543147053&id=489   (1012 words)

 Eliza Dushku & Her Tru Calling
Shortly after signing in her new career, Tru was shocked to discover that some of the dead bodies could speak to her.
Tru's father moves to the city so that he can work with Jack and they can maintain their alliance without Tru's knowledge.
TRU CALLING is from 20th Century Fox Television and Original Television.
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