- Release Date: December 30th, 2008
- Publisher: Walt Disney Video
- Price: $21.99 on Amazon (Buy It)
- Rating: TV-14
- Run Time: 517 Minutes
- Special Features: Bloopers, Flashback Episode-”And So It Begins”, Music Video-”Natural Disaster” Performed by The Plain White T’s, Audio Commentaries,
- Starring: Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer, Jacob Zachar, Paul James, Jake McDorman, Dilshad Vadsaria, Clark Duke, Amber Stevens, Tiffany DuPont
- Genre: Drama
When Greek first aired on ABC Family I was disappointed and seriously thought about dropping the show from my schedule all together. I decided to give it a chance to develop a rhythm. It was a good thing that I gave the show a chance because even though it still isn’t a great show, it has improved quite a bit since the first season.
For those of you who are unaware, Greek’s first chapter was released a while ago and contained the first half of the first season. The second chapter contains the second half of the season. For those of you who were planning on getting caught up for the new episodes in 2009, this DVD set will get you closer to being caught up but you still need to get caught up on the first half of the second season.
So is chapter one better than the first chapter? Even though I never purchased the first chapter, based on the episodes the second chapter is quite a bit better than the first chapter. Greek has continually grown since the pilot. Even though I still don’t really like the sorority storylines (obviously as a guy I prefer the fraternity ones), they have gotten better and are at least bearable now.
For those of you who are approaching your college years, I do have to bring up that Greek really isn’t the most faithful representation of college. While I guess you could have a similar experience to those on the show; in my experience as a college student (I currently still am a college student) things really aren’t that similar to those in Greek.
Overall the acting is pretty average in my opinion. Scott Michael Foster (Cappie) is easily the star of the cast. The rest of the cast is average.
Special features are pretty limited in this DVD set. The special features really aren’t that great either. Below is a list of all the special features and my thoughts on all of them.
- Bloopers-Your typical blooper reel.
- Flashback Episode-”And So It Begins”-A 15 minute look at the making of the episode and what the cast wants to see out of their characters.
- Music Video-”Natural Disaster” Performed by The Plain White T’s-Self Explanatory.
- Audio Commentaries-Nothing special.
Greek is a slightly better than average drama. If you don’t like character dramas I would recommend that you not pick up Greek. If you like character dramas though and don’t mind shows targeted towards teenagers and college students, you should enjoy Greek.