What About Brian

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 16, 2006 on ABC
9.0
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What about Brian? Of his close-knit group of friends, everyone else has paired off, while Brian has emerged as the last bachelor standing. At 34, regardless of his run of bad luck in matters of the heart, Brian O'Hara still holds out hope that one day he'll open the door and be blinded by love. However questions about his fate have been popping up more frequently in his head. The most pressing question is, and it's one that only he can answer, could all of his problems stem from the fact that he is harboring a crush on the picture-perfect Marjorie, his best friend's girl?moreless

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  • Great pilot!

    9.5
    This was a great pilot episode. It's so nice seeing Barry Watson on the screen again, and it's a totally different character from playing Matt in 7th Heaven. Great seeing him in a different setting. The plot didn't surprise me actually, been done before. Falling in love with his best friends girlfriend sounds like a cliché to me, but I'll go with it;) Many things happened and we got known with the other main characters. And as always we have the desperate married couple with kids and far to little time to enjoy each other. Can't wait to see what will happen next in these people's life.moreless
  • The main character are introduced

    8.0
    What a fun start to the show, despite the unhappy ending for Brian, who's in love with Marjorie, his best friend's girlfriend.



    The relationships between the characters seem so natural, it's like they are really friends and everyone know the situation where there's one unmarried guy whose friends have all married. He must feel a bit lost and lonesome especially considering the secret crush he has.



    Despite this entire situation, the comedy aspects are still there and it's not a drama, it's still a comedy. A thoroughly enjoyable first episode of this series, with a good script and very great acting too.moreless
  • Fresh new show

    10
    What can I say. This was a great start to what looks like a promising show. The characters are great, they play off each other, Marjorie is hot! etc etc. Brian is in love with his bet mate's girl - this sounds cliche but it has an interesting twist when his friend makes a pact with Brian. If Brian breaks up with Karen (car girl, who by the way is barking-bunny-boiling mad) he will break up with Marjorie. Finally his prayers have been answered, but no wait, instead he proposes to Marjorie after telling her its over! That is just one of the plotlines for this episode but it was the best. I will be watching the next episode.moreless
  • This is the episode that sets up one of the smartest, well written shows to come along in a long time.

    10
    In my opinion it is almost impossible to not like the pilot episode of What About Brian. There honestly, is something for everyone in the show...especially in the pilot episode. With Brian Dana Stevens has done one of the most creative original things that anyone has ever done with a character. She takes one of the most stereotyped roles in the world (the cool bachelor who sleeps with tons of girls but never commits) and gives it depth and originality. This episode is kind of sad to look back on, it's a reminder of a time when this show was hot, new, and still carrying a promising future...as opposed to now where we'll most likely never see a third season...moreless
  • WOW! this show is amazing!

    10
    I just watched the pilot episode for this show and i have to say i'm in love! It's probably one of the greatest, if not the best, pilots made for any show i've seen. I instanlty connected with every character from the moment i met them. I was talking at the screen, "oh no" or "Yes, do it!" and i laughed and cried and was completly absorbed into this wonderfully made show. as i recall it takes most shows awhile to get you to do this during there season run, but this one did it on it's first episode. I will watch this show every week from now on, and look forward to every monday so i can get a look furthur into the life of the characters of 'what about brian!' infact the third episode is on tonight, so i must go now and watch the second episode (which i taped last week) to get ready for 10pm. YAY!!!moreless
Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Karen

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Courtney Mun

Courtney Mun

Babysitter

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Charles Walker

Charles Walker

Doctor

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Mikaila Baumel

Mikaila Baumel

Larissa

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Payton Spencer

Payton Spencer

Geneva

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