Tuesday, September 16

Greek Episode 25 Review

September 16, 2008
Episode 25
"Gays, Ghosts and Gamma Rays"

I love Greek but I don't like the title. I don't like 'Gays' as a phrase, nor to be use as something 'different.' Rusty has a Kappa Tau test and has to remember facts about all the actives. He digs about one member's true identity and thinks it is Cappie. Casey likes Max (Michael Rady above), Rusty's R.A. Michael says Calvin doesn't have enough gay friends, so he makes Calvin go to a gay bar called Gentleman's Choice, which is an ongoing joke throughout the episode. Ashleigh feels left out and Calvin invites her to accompany them and then Ashleigh feels sorry for Rebecca, who has broken up with Cappie and invites her too, in hopes that she gets cheered up by gay men.

This episode was all about how men and women relate to each other. I have heard of gender studies but no phallus class. The episode is the most transparent and guessable. I guess that Max's girlfriend was dead. And that Joshua Whopper was really a computer program. And that Calvin was going to end up seeing Heath again. There is one interesting scene where Michael talks to his three gay friends into making Rebecca happier and three hot guys play Rock-Paper-Scissors and lumper over to them and be a gay stereotype with 'girlfriends.' I liked that, but it was a bit tacked on, but it is a good point that Ashleigh is completely cluless about gay men. Talking about cluelessness, Casey tries to play the 'game' and the rules with Max but he doesn't play with them, also that he hurt because his girlfriend died of cancer. Michael Rady (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) is a perfect doppleganger for Zachary Levi from "Chuck." (They are actually only a year apart!)

Also, there is a lively debate between Michael and Calvin that Judd Apatow's movies are a bit homophobic but I actually find him pretty pro-Gay. I think the whole 'You know how I know you're gay?' joke is a parody of homophobia, a statement of how silly it all is. And all the straight male characters bond, without question of their sexuality.