What Greek was so amazing at doing in the beginning was turning stereotypes on their head. They introduced the blonde bitchy sorority girl, her dorky younger brother, the party frat guy, the rich kid with a girl and a guy version and many others. The first few episodes allows the viewer to see what they are but also to see that these exteriors are starting to crack. Yes, the blonde ones cares way too much about her social life but you start to realize that she knows this and it bothers her. Suddenly, she starts to care about other things too-- like building a relationship with her nerdy brother who longs to be known as something other than the smart one. Who joins a fraternity of guys who like to have fun but who accept him as he is. The party guy ends up being this really sweet, thoughtful type who takes the nerd under his wing and teaches him the ways of college life like a true brother. Everyone gets deeper and busts out of their molds.
|Cappie and Casey|
I also enjoyed how Greek pushed to challenge its characters in every episode. They allowed their characters to make irreversibly mistakes and pay the consequences for them while also maintaining a balance of fun and a feeling good feeling in the end.
|Rusty and Cappie|
Are you thinking about watching Greek? I say go for it! What you'll find is a surprisingly deep show with characters you can't help but fall in love with. You'll laugh with the nerd Rusty hits someone over the head with a pledge paddle, roll your eyes when Casey makes a bad decision and watch with baited breath as Casey and Cappie try to find a way to reconnect again. Once the last set of credits rolled, I found myself flipping back to the first episode so I could see these character's journeys from the beginning again!
Have you seen Greek? Tell me what you think!