'Greek: Chapter Three'
(Clark Duke, Scott M. Foster, Spencer Grammer, Paul James, et al / 3-Disc DVD / PG / 2009 / Disney)
Overview: The fun, the friendship, and a new kind of drama continue in the engaging ABC Family original series
Greek. Chapter Three brings a new year with new pledges and new challenges.
DVD Verdict: Like many people I was shocked upon my first visit to Cyprus Rhodes University. Having been almost attacked with promos all spring in 2007 the series just seemed over the top, stereotypical and bland so I passed when the series initially aired. But then a friend insisted that I watched the series. And to my pleasant surprise I discovered a wonderfully entertaining and funny story of a group of kids just trying to survive the college experience.
In the pilot many of the characters are presented as 2-Dimensional stereotypes. You have the preppy boys, the hot/only-mildly-smart girl, the religious Texan, the nerd with the insane GPA and on and on. But not thirty minutes into the series the writers start to peal back the layers of the characters showing the audience their true aspirations, fears, and heartache. Within several episodes the characters have evolved from archetypes to people you very well could have gone to college with. The people who you ate with in the dinning hall, the people you crammed with before finals, your friends.
And so here now in Chapter Three, we begin with Greek Week! Evan and Frannie continue their relationship, which began over Spring Break. Although, Casey doesn't seem to be really OK with the whole thing. But that doesn't last too long since in chapter 3, we also meet Max, Rusty's RA, who also becomes Casey's new love interest, and also one of my new favorite characters.
I loved the direction Casey's life took and as I mentioned before, I loved Max. And you will be happy to know that all your favorite characters are back and you will see plenty of them as well. With the DVD you of course get all 10 episodes from Chapter 3, which you will be able watch over and over again. And if you're a fan of the show, I'm sure that's already very appealing! This is a Widescreen presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
20 Questions with the Cast