Friday, September 11, 2009

Greek Gets Funny!

The season 3 opener was a dud, but Greek on ABC Family just got good with episode 2. Yes, I watch ABC Family. No, I am not ashamed.

For those of you who don’t watch the show, and that would be 99.99999% of you, Greek follows Casey Cartwright and her brother Rusty on their sorority/frat house adventures. Casey is blonde and popular. Rusty is geeky and nice and somewhat creepy. He has bug eyes and he does awkward things ALL THE TIME. Like asking about the girl’s father while trying to have sex with her. I know. I know.

In the episode I just watched, the sorority girls’ fathers come to campus for Sorority Dad week or something like that. The week culminates in a football game between the dads and the guys at a frat house. Rusty pretends to be a football player to impress his girlfriend’s dad (the girl used to date a football player). While the dad is having a beer, Rusty thumps him REALLY HARD to show off how strong and macho he is, and ends up making the dad choke on and spill his drink. Then at the football game, Rusty tackles the dad and causes him to break his back/hip/arm. Rusty is weird.

There was also a really sad moment in the show. Ashley’s boyfriend kissed another girl while they were drunk, and Ashley found out and dumped him. I actually like the boyfriend, because despite his really really REALLY stupid mistake, he seems sweet. So at the end of the episode, the boyfriend is waiting in the kitchen of the sorority house. Ashley walks in. The boyfriend swoops up behind her and says, “Saved a cupcake for you” and holds it out. Ashley rejects the cupcake and leaves. Then she peeks back through the door and sees her boyfriend sitting at the table. He is sadly rewrapping the cupcake with Saran wrap. That did it. I started crying. I’m tearing up right now just typing this.

Greek airs Monday nights at 9PM ET. It’s also available on YouTube for poor people like me who don’t subscribe to cable.

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