While we're talking about guilty pleasures, another one of mine also starts its new season tonight: ABC Family's Greek. I admit I was oblivious to the show until the cast took the stage last summer at the TCA press tour, but one session with cuties like Spencer Grammer (yes, daughter of Kelsey) and Michael Cera buddy Clark Duke, and one free, orange beer cozy later, I'd been won over.
For the uninitiated (heh!), the show centers on a group of college kids at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University — specifically Rusty (Jacob Zachar) and his big sister, Casey (Grammer). There's a lot more hooking up and scandal than I'd expect from an ABC Family show — some plot lines wouldn't seem out of place on the over-the-top CW teen soap — but there's still something earnest and endearing about the series. And the further away I get from my own college years, the more I find myself enjoying this voyeuristic look at sorority and fraternity life.
Last Thursday, I got the chance to chat with Grammer about the show, life on the set, and whether Casey and Cappie (Scott Michael Foster, also recently seen in Quarterlife) are the next Ross and Rachel. To check out video from our satellite interview, just
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