"You deserve better"
I can’t help it; I can’t stop thinking about Greek and its magnificence.
Real and honest depictions of friendship have always been my number one criteria for loving a show. I think this is because friendship is so important in my day-to-day life; whether it be the friends I bump into everyday on campus, my internet friends or the real, true-blue sisters and brothers that I may not speak to often but that when we do, it’s from-the-bottom-of-our-hearts real, those people mean the world to me. And we all have special people in our lives that aren’t blood relatives or significant others that significantly alter who we are as people.
And Greek got that. Between all genders and all ages, these characters forged deep, lasting, and oftentimes very difficult friendships. Circumventing the usual “who ends up with who” series finale expectations, what the finale focused on was friendship resolutions; the Rebecka/Casey & Cappie/Evan hugs were some of my most favorite TV moments, ever.
So, part of me loved this depiction of friendship because I identified with the realness of it, but the other part of me longed for the type of friendship these characters developed. I’ve never had “a crew” since middle school and like 8 months in 10th grade. Though the Greek system as I imagine it and know it to be has many flaws, it does do one thing: it offers up a house-full of friendship possibilities. I love camaraderie, and I loved living vicariously through ZBZ and KT.
But the crux of the show is that if you have at least one person at your side, you’re going to be ok, and that was best exemplified through Ashleigh and Casey. So rarely do two female characters get to be friends for 3+ seasons without guys getting in the way, and Greek realized that feat.
Plus, it made me real nostalgic for the time when my friend Mel was just a 2 minute drive away.
She’s my Ashleigh. She just recently got married, and I had to say goodbye to her a few weeks ago as she and her husband will be moving to Yellowknife in a few days.
She won’t be in Moncton for Christmas, so Christmas will be a little more bleak. I won’t be able to surprise-visit her for holidays. We won’t be able to send each others things, because it’s way too far and way too expensive to ship things in the north.
But I will look to Casey and Ashleigh, and I’ll look forward to our never ending G+ dates and phone talks. I’ll be nervous for her first day of teaching, and I know she’ll be rooting for me to finish my thesis, from 4 890km away.
And I wish her all of the good things in the world, because she is my soul mate.