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Greek: Season 1 (2007-2008)

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Science geek Rusty Cartwright (Jacob Zachar) begins his freshman year at the same university his popular sister Casey (Spencer Grammer) attends in Season 1 of this comedy-drama focusing on a group of students who belong to fraternities and sororities. Casey is a big deal at her sorority Zeta Beta Zeta, and much to her chagrin, Rusty decides he also wants to become a part of Cyprus-Rhodes University's Greek life. He initially plans to pledge Omega Chi, where Casey's boyfriend, blue-blooded Evan (Jake McDorman), is a member. However, Rusty catches Evan cheating on Casey with ZBZ pledge Rebecca (Dilshad Vadsaria), a senator's daughter. When Rusty tells his sister about Evan's infidelity, he ruins his chances at Omega Chi and joins Kappa Tau, where laid-back Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) is president. Cappie is Evan's former best friend and Casey's ex-boyfriend, which makes things complicated. Life soon gets complicated for Rusty as well when he tries to balance Greek life with honors classes and friendships. Rusty's roommate is pious Dale (Clark Duke), who chooses not to pledge a fraternity, and Rusty's new best bud is Calvin (Paul James), an athletic Greek legacy who becomes an Omega Chi brother. Calvin doesn't initially tell his new brothers that he is gay, but then bubbly ZBZ sister Ashleigh (Amber Stevens) accidentally outs him to his fraternity. Calvin begins secretly dating pre-med major Heath (Zack Lively), and Rusty starts a relationship with his first girlfriend, ZBZ pledge Jen K (Jessica Rose). However, Jen K does something that causes a scandal within the Greek system, and it forces ZBZ president Frannie (Tiffany Dupont) to step down. Casey then becomes ZBZ president, but it's at a time when her romantic life is going downhill---she and Evan break up, and she learns Cappie is dating Rebecca. Meanwhile, Dale forms a new club: U-SAG (University Students Against Greeks).

Cast

Jacob Zachar
as Russell `Rusty' Cartwright
Spencer Grammer
as Casey Cartwright
Jake McDorman
as Evan Chambers
Paul James
as Calvin Owens
Clark Duke
as Dale Kettlewell
Amber Stevens
as Ashleigh Howard
Dilshad Vadsaria
as Rebecca Logan
Tiffany Dupont
as Frannie Morgan
Aaron Hill
as The Beaver
Alan Ruck
as Dean Bowman
Dan Castellaneta
as Dr. Milton Hastings
Danny Weaver
as Ben Bennett
Jamie Chung
as The Tri-Pi Sister
Kevin Kirkpatrick
as The Campus Cop
Ryan Sypek
as Ryan Prince
Ann Cusack
as Karen Cartwright
Aynsley Bubbico
as The ZBZ Sister
Charisma Carpenter
as Tegan Walker
Jerry Lambert
as Russell Cartwright
AnnaLynne McCord
as Destiny/Patty
Kevin Kilner
as Mr. Chambers
Connie Ray
as Norma Kettlewell
Kathryn Harrold
as Mrs. Chambers
Tom McGowan
as Fred Kettlewell
Thomas Calabro
as Sen. Logan
Lisa Fredrickson
as Dr. Allesandri
Jessica Lowndes
as ZBZ Pledge
Kinsey McLean
as Omega Chi Brother
Robert Munns
as The Admiral
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Critic Reviews for Greek: Season 1

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All Greek offers is a predictable teenage soap opera set amongst the pretty people of fraternity row.

July 9, 2007 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The show suffers from cheesiness, heavy-handedness, and a sort of cheap-production-value appearance.

July 6, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

Writer/creator Patrick Sean Smith (Everwood, Wildfire) gives Greek a greater sense of light-hearted fun that seems more authentic to the real-world experience of college as "the best years."

June 20, 2007 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thanks largely to the cast, viewers are likely to give Greek a chance for a while and, if the show is able to break free of its influences, perhaps even longer.

July 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Greek lacks the acidic one-liners that mark great satires like Heathers, but it strains against its conventional boundaries just enough to be enticing.

July 6, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Greek is much more than artful manipulation of marketing strategy. The premiere has several surprises even as it dares you to pigeonhole any of these characters. The talented young ensemble cast works hard to sell the stories and mostly succeeds.

July 5, 2007 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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