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What Greek Means To Me...

Opinion by CelestialDream posted over a year ago
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After 4 years, 74 episodes and 1 almost cancellation Greek has finally approached it's Series finale.

I came across this show by accident 2 years ago on June 15th only a week and a half after graduating high school. The next night I tweeted the following message:


"So I randomly caught the "Greek" season finale last night, and I think I might like the show, maybe I'll check it out."
10:28 PM Jun 16th, 2009 via web

Little did I realize that one event of catching a random show, at a random time would lead me to this point years later.

I would have never guessed that this little show about a group of college students and the Greek system would have impacted me as much as it did.

Yes, I may have come into the show a year or two late but that doesn't make me any less of a fan.

I love this show with all my heart. And maybe to you that sounds strange "How can this girl care about a show like that?"

Because to me, Greek is not just a show. Calling it that seems like a vast understatement. Maybe it's a show some of you will forget by next week, next month, or maybe even next year. But I won't, I refuse to let myself forget about it.

When I first saw Greek I had just graduated high school, I didn't know what I was going to do after that. Would I go to community college? Would I get a job? What was I going to do? I just didn't know.

And even now 2 years later I still am unsure in certain ways. I don't know what my future has in store. But that's okay. Greek has taught me you don't have to have your whole life planned out, even if you do there's no guarantee how things might turn out. But as long as you live to love life and keep dreaming and striving then your okay. Your right on track.

That you shouldn't listen to the people who tell you otherwise just because your plans don't match up with there's. And that can be kinda scary, but then I think about the conversations Casey and Cappie have on Spring Break. When Casey says "I'm staring out into the vast empty ocean that is my future." and Cappie tells her "Feels good doesn't?" Because he's right, even in all the uncertainty there is this underlying excitement of it all. And that gives me hope.

In certain ways I grew up with these characters, I learned from them.

We watched Casey go from a simple Sorority girl to a determined girl who fought for what she wanted and wanted to make a difference.

We saw Rusty go from a shy nerd to a guy who became a leader, stood up for what he believed and became confident in who he was.

We saw Rebecca go from a girl who doubted love to someone who learned to be in love and that being vulnerable was actually okay.

We saw Calvin go from a stiff guy who was semi in the closet to a guy who was proud of who he was and decided to take risks and not take the easy road.

We saw Ashleigh go from a girl who just wanted to get through college to a girl who wanted so much more for herself and served it, and wanted a career for herself too.

We saw Dale go from a said Christian Hick from the south who hated the greek system to a accepting guy who even joined a fraternity and taught others about the true meaning of brotherhood.

We saw Evan go from the rich pretty boy to the guy who gave up his trust fund and became self sufficient and learned if you don't have friends you really don't have much.

We saw Cappie maybe have the biggest transformation of all go from a slacker with no plans for the future to a guy who saw what the future could look like for him and that he could exist in the real world as long as he remained a KT at heart, loving life.

I'll never forget the crazy antics of the KT's, all of the characters witty lines, the relationship between a brother and sister, the friendships that proved to not be "College relationships", the amazing side characters like Beaver, Heath, Wade, Jen K, Katherine, Laura, Betsy, Spidey, Dean Bowman and so many others, all of it!

Much like Kappa Tau Greek is not just a show but a feeling.

Is part of me freaked out because I just spilled my thoughts like this. Yeah but for Greek it was worth it.

A wise person once said the grand essentials of happiness are these 3 things something to do something to love and something to hope for. Greek was all 3 of these things to me.

And I thank the show, the writers, the actors, all the cast a crew for there work over the past 4 years.

And so I raise a glass to you (metaphorically speaking) and all you've done. You've made this 20 year old girl alot happier and much wiser.

Thank you for everything.


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This is amazing. Truly. I still can't believe that it's really gone--and thinking back; just how much it impacted me too. The loveable characters in completely touching plotlines. It was one of the most real TV shows on TV. I can't even think of one thing they left hanging. Maybe the small feelings that Evan still had for Casey, but it's just always emotional to see a show end. Long live Greek!
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grake said:
i discovered Greek through Cappie & Casey. one night i was watching shipper videos on youtube and saw a Casey-Cappie fanmade vid (sadly I can't remember which one, might be able to recall it later). got curious, watched the first episode and got hooked.
i love love love greek so so much and one of the many reasons why is because i've learned a lot from the show & from the characters. so when you said it made you a lot happier and much wiser, i know exactly how you feel.
what you've written was very nice, perfect reading after watching the finale, thank you :)
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Very nice article!! Greek is a really good show, way better than people give it credit for... Throughout its four seasons all the characters grew up, matured, but they never contradicted themselves and their personalities. The relationships were deep and three dimensional, and the stories always followed some kind of logic and didn't just come out of nowhere like in other shows. It's the perfect coming of age show, with a lot of heart, great comedy, interesting characters, and all around great. I'm really happy I gave it a chance, it really is a very nice show. I honestly loved every single one of the characters, and especially seeing their growth process, none of them were perfect, they all made mistakes, but acknowledged that they were growing up and it was inevitable. Very REAL, and it's what makes you really care for each of them. It's gonna be missed.

PS: Go Kappa Tau haha!
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cintia_cs said:
How am I only reading this article now?! :/
Anyway, it's good to know other people like this show as much as I do. It was seriously underrated and that's a shame. I feel sorry for the people who never had the chance to watch this amazing, perfect show. It was so well-written and heartfelt and everything else already said above. It's one of my favorites shows and I already miss it sooo much!!
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This made me tear up a bit. Not going to lie. I LOVE this show! It's been almost a year now since it ending (I'm pretty sure) And it use to always come back in September, and then I remembered it wasn't and got all sad.
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