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|Greek - Chapter One|
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
From ABC Family comes the fresh and addicting comedic drama, Greek: Chapter One. Take an unforgettable journey with the students of Cyprus-Rhodes University as they build friendships, shatter stereotypes and discover that ... more »
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A pleasant surprise
Stephanie | Gainesville, FL USA | 03/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A little Animal House, some Van Wilder, a dash of American Pie, and a pinch of Gilmore Girls-esque drama, Greek is the kind of premise that could have easily gone cheesy and overdone. Fortunately, it doesn't; whether it's depictions of life in the Greek system are accurate or exaggerated, it manages to find a happy medium between alcohol-drenched party scenes and actual character-driven drama.
It's the characters, while mildly stereotypical, that really make the show; anyone who was awkward as a college freshman, whether they were in the Greek system or not, will identify with Rusty, the dorky physics major who longs to be in a fraternity; his older sister Casey may at first glance play the perfect blonde sorority princess, but she has plenty of flaws and problems to work through. Her current high-society boyfriend Evan, while definitely arrogant and a little flaky, also seems to have a sensitive side; but it's Casey's ex, ringleader of the Animal House-esque Kappa Taus, aptly-nicknamed Cappie, who steals the show. A funny, fast-talking, goofball with a heart of gold (which gets broken entirely too often), he's the kind of character you can't help but love (unless your Evan Chambers, anyway). The supporting characters, too, are surprisingly well-developed (Dale, Rusty's Bible-thumping, physics nerd roommate is hysterical, and Casey's archenemy Rebecca is the girl everyone loves to hate), and the show even tackles such issues as gays in the Greek system. However, the main theme of the show seems to be the importance of brotherhood, family and friendship. All in all, a great show, definitely worth a look.
Emily | 03/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a cheeky comedy with heart. Greek is filled with fraternity antics, parties and pranks, but at the same time you find yourself truly caring about the characters and their relationships. I highly recommend the show to anyone looking for a fun mix of comedy and drama."
Best Show Currently on TV
The Music Master | Lexington, KY USA | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Greek is by far the best show on television right now. The ABC Family original comedy is probably more suited for people in their teens and 20's, but my mom also loves the show. It's smart, funny and sometimes painfully true. As somebody who experienced Greek life, this show really brings back a lot of memories. The DVD is a bit skimpy on extras, but the episodes themselves are enough to keep me buying Greek on DVD for future seasons."
Very nice surprise
M. Raudier | fontenay-sous-bois France | 04/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's about time! a show about teenagers which isn't only about a boy and a girl being together and talking about how they feel for each other over and over (we have some but it's not only about them).So we follow the freshmen year of several characters when they arrive to college.Of course we have all the cliches of the genre (betrayal,love,friends,ect...)but in a light and not too soapy way.It's like American Pie became a TV show without the horny geeks (we still have some though,but they're not the main characters).Plus,there's a big change compared to the shows of my youth,the gay guy (who isn't a crazy queen or a depressed kid who feel cursed) is as important and developped as the rest of the characters of the show,and it's a nice and modern way to put it.And of course,the soundtrack is huge! Hope it will be released in France,where I'm from."