Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tru Calling

I just got the 2nd season of Tru Calling a couple of days ago. For those of you who didn't catch it while it was on Fox (and apparently there were plenty of you who missed it--), it stars Eliza Dushku ("Faith" from Buffy) who plays Tru, a young woman who works in a morgue that has time replay a day for her when a corpse asks for her help -- essentially, its her job to do whatever she can to help them and prevent their deaths. Late in the first season, the show added Jason Priestly, whom I know you all remember from 90210. He plays Jack, who we find out at the end of the season has an opposite role from Tru - his job is to foil Tru and make sure those that die stay dead. Needless to say, there's a fair amount of friction between the two, especially since Jack ends up killing Tru's boyfriend at the end of season 1.

Anyway, I loved this show and was looking forward to the second season and didn't hear anything more about it for a while, only to learn that it had been canceled. So, I ordered the 2nd Season DVD to find out what happened -- after all, the first season ended with us finding out that Jack had been in league with Tru's father. Drama, drama, drama. The second season was great, if short - only 6 episodes. It was a shame that it got cancelled.

On Jason Priestly - its quite a shift to see him a) as an adult (it suits him well!) and b) playing a role that is essentially the villain. After playing the goodie goodie for all those years, I have to admit that he filled the role well. Jack ends up being a character with some flair and depth. A shame we don't get to see more. Anyway, if you're looking for something to add to your Netflix queue, you should check this out.


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