Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I am back in my apartment (even though I am at work now) but you know what I mean. Anyway, My DVR filled up with some shows that I have been meaning to watch since I left for Vacation back at the beginning of August. One show is Greek on ABC Family.

Having gone through the Greek system in college and wanting to write about my experiences this show brings me back to the days of mixers, politics within chapters and the who is cheating on who between the chapters.

Now, I do know someone that works on the show and he gave me a little more motivation to watch the pilot and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Some of you may know who he is, but in this entry he will remain a mystery.

What I like about the show is that it has the non-stereotypical gay guy in the story line nammed Calvin. He and Rusty (the main character) are good friends and are pledging different houses. The website describes Calvin as, Although he’s popular, Calvin feels like the perennial outsider—a position that has taught him to be savvy and adept at reading the room. He’s gotten so good he’s able to tell everyone just what they want to hear without selling himself out. As Rusty’s closest confidante, Calvin supports him on his journey through the Greek system even as he shakes his head in wonder at Rusty’s innocence.

In the pilot, Calvin has sex with a guy and plays it off as being drunk... even though we find out later that his father knows that he is gay.
A couple readers who are in fraternities have contacted me and asked about how I delt with everything. I am really happy to say that I had an amazing experience coming out in my own way to brothers and how accepting they were of me as I became more comfortable. ABC Family has picked the show up for the back 10 episodes because of good ratings on the cable channel. ABC has also re-run episodes on Friday night which has given the series a little more attention.

I hope you guys can check out the show and if you guys have any fun college stories, send them my way!


  1. "... he’s able to tell everyone just what they want to hear without selling himself out..."

    Being someone who watches the show, I'd have to disagree with that statement. He wants to be everything to everyone and is a liar... and a model, star hockey player, fluent in several languages, etc. etc.

  2. >>While we're on the TV subject, what the hell happened to The Loop?
    One of the best shows ever.

  3. I'll bet Jp has plenty of his OWN FUN COLLEGE STORIES.. ha ha.
    glad you're back, have a good week. later.

  4. I like this show a lot too, even though I feel way too old to be enjoying it.