Greek : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. Writer/creator Patrick Sean Smith gives Greek a greater sense of light-hearted fun that seems more authentic to the real-world experience of college as "the best years."
  2. 75
    Rusty - as played by newcomer Jacob Zachar - is one of the most likable characters to come along on any TV show in a very long time.
  3. 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.
  4. Greek is a decidedly unromantic teenage soap opera.
  5. Greek lacks the acidic one-liners that mark great satires like Heathers, but it strains against its conventional boundaries just enough to be enticing.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 5, 2011
    60
    Greek is bound-and-determined to retain focus on its core cast, even if some of the machinations to make that possible come across as slightly contrived and belabored.
  7. Much of the writing in the first episode is competent, but it's hard to judge whether it will rise above that, because Smith has to spend so many words establishing the bases for all the plot developments to come.
  8. All Greek offers is a predictable teenage soap opera set amongst the pretty people of fraternity row.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 63
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 63
  3. Negative: 13 out of 63
  1. CrystalS.
    Jul 9, 2008
    10
    I Love this show!!!! Cast members are awesome. Cant wait til the second season!!!
  2. RikkaC.
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    I love the drama.It keeps me on my toes.Plus,I have to say I love the guys.I can't wait until season 08'!!
  3. Megano
    Jul 30, 2007
    10
    I love this new show! Comedies are hard to pull off well, but I am happy to say that the FX's new show Greek does it. The characters are I love this new show! Comedies are hard to pull off well, but I am happy to say that the FX's new show Greek does it. The characters are SO WELL CAST!!! The lead character has a vunerability that just captures the audience immediately and makes us root for him. There is great chemistry between him and the actress to plays his sister as well as between these two and the sisters X-boyfriend. I laugh out loud and get treary eyed at other times. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TV Executives- LET THIS SHOW STAY ON THE AIR THE WHOLE SEASON and DON'T change its time slot. I'm SO SICK of shows I love beign cancelled within a few weeks b/c the Executives won't give the show the time it may need to find its audience, or because the networks have changed the time slots, or days the shows air and then wonder WHY OH WHY is it not getting the rates they should! Give this smart and charming comedy a chance to bloom!!! Full Review »