The wait almost killed me, but Greek is finally back tonight! The knowledge that Cappie, Casey, and Rusty will be waiting on my DVR tonight is putting some serious pep in my step.

When we left off…actually, one of the things I love about this show is that 900 things are happening at once, which makes it a treat to watch but sometimes tough to recap. Here’s an overview:

My one problem with Greek? I have a hard time convincing people to give it a try. “It’s the most realistic college show I’ve ever seen,” I say, and people roll their eyes, because the experiences on Greek could not be more different than my own collegiate ones, plus they’re obviously and consistently a bit ridiculous. Don’t be fooled by the glitzy exterior, though. Greek is authentically, hilariously collegiate: It’s all about those weird waves of paralyzing self-doubt that turn into dazzling self-confidence, the you’re-only-young-once passion with which people hold their convictions — and the 24/7 shenanigans only drunk college kids could come up with. Plus it’s somewhere in the Ugly Betty/Gossip Girl family of zinger-happy series with distinctive voices and strong female characters.

Help me perfect my pitch, PopWatchers! How do you get your pals to pledge Greek?