Created By: Patrick Sean Smith
Starring: Spencer Grammer, Scott Michael Foster, Amber Stevens
OMG!! Now that Frannie has stolen Rebecca Logan and several other ZBZ’s for the IKI house it looks as if the IKI’s are set to become a major player in the Greek system. But why are Rebecca and Casey having secret meetings? But more importantly, why are Cappie and Evan being nice to each other? And is Rusty really trying to steal one of his fellow Kappa Tao’s girlfriends? And is Dale really dating his landlady? Scandal awaits!!
So much drama, so much drama. Things have really heated up on the campus of Cyprus-Rhodes University in this chapter of Greek. New love triangles have developed, new sorority houses have opened and old feelings have been reconciled…kinda. It seems that it’s business as usual for the student body.
I have to say that Chapter 4 of Greek is probably the strongest since the very first one. The character development and new storylines really add to the growing social experiment that is life on a college campus. It’s nice to see right-wing fundamentalist Dale (Clark Duke) getting more screen time and his friendship with the openly gay Calvin (Paul James) developing and challenging Dale to reconsider his black and white views.
There are several romantic entanglements taking place this season most notably between Rusty (Jacob Zachar) and new transfer student Jordan (Johanna Braddy). From the beginning Rusty has been a great example of the geeky high school student who goes to college and starts to find himself and this newly developing relationship expands even more on his growth as a person. It’s impossible not to pull for the kid, even when he’s “being a douche.”
Probably the most intriguing story line involves Evan (Jake McDorman) and Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) and their induction into Cyprus-Rhodes’ version of a Skull & Bones-esque secret society. Considering the tempestuous relationship between the two it’s safe to say there are fireworks and a few surprising moments of discovery, especially when Casey (Spencer Grammer) decides to find out why they’re being nice to each other, or at least as nice as two sworn enemies can be. Like I said, so much drama!
Greek is ABC Family’s top rated and now its flagship show. It was just renewed for a fourth season (apparently ABC Family has worked out the details of when each season starts) and is now the longest running show they have on the air. With Chapter 4 and the currently airing season Greek is proving that a small cable network can produce a well written and entertaining show.
There is nothing spectacular about the video. It is presented in widescreen with a 1.78:1 ratio.
Dolby Digital. Once again, nothing spectacular but the audio is never muddled or muted and every piece of dialog is clear.
The Packaging and Bonus Features
The packaging is a standard clam shell with three discs containing all 12 episodes as well as a couple of bonus features. Most notably is At World’s End which is a behind the scenes look at the filming of the final episode. Some fun moments are in this featurette. There are also some bloopers, a Jesse McCartney video and some audio commentaries. These are mediocre at best but the Greek recap is well worth a look if you are not familiar with the series.
This is a strong season (or chapter or, whatever) and I enjoyed revisiting all the madness. The packaging and special features are really lacking but the season itself makes up for where they lack. Now, if ABC Family can just figure out this season/chapter thing….
Once again, here is my suggestion for catching up on what you’ve missed: www.hulu.com/greek or: http://community.abcfamily.go.com/watch/greek/full-episodes
And don’t forget to watch new episodes of Greek on ABC Family Monday nights at 10/9c.
Overall (Not an Average) 8/10
The Season 9/10
The Video 5/10
The Audio 5/10
The Packaging and Bonus Features 5/10
Overall (Not an Average) 8/10