Thirty-two-year-old Brian Davis is living the life of a single guy in Los Angeles. However, he is the only bachelor left in his group of friends. His best friend, lawyer Adam Hillman, recently got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Marjorie, a girl Brian has secretly long had a crush on and whom Adam was planning to break up with. His other best friend, Dave Greco, who is co-founder with Brian of Zap Monkey, a company that designs and produces video games, cannot wait to welcome Brian into the marriage club, as Dave has been married to Deena for thirteen years and has three daughters. His older sister, record executive Nicole "Nic" Varzi, has recently married and is pregnant, even though she is in her forties. Brian's journey to find romance leads him down a road where the picture-perfect relationships of his friends are tested and revealed for what they truly are.
Howie Days' "Collide" is the song used in the announcement commercials.
The theme song that appears at the beginning of each episode is "Calling All Friends" by Low Stars.
The 1970 song "Hey Hey What Can I Do" by Led Zeppelin inspired the theme song and also has lyrics that parallel the show's plot. The lyrics of the song tell of a man's love for a woman that he will never have all to himself; a woman who 'wants to ball all day', 'stays drunk all the time', and who 'won't be true.' The first verse is a declaration of his love and his desire to tell her that she is the only one for him. The second verse describes her infidelity and his jealousy and frustration. In the third verse he comes to the conclusion that he must leave her 'where the guitars play', a sentiment reinforced by the vamp in which the lead singer, Robert Plant, is backed by the rest of the band repeating the two lines; 'Hey hey what can I do' and 'Oh Lord what can I say.'
Colin Hay's music has been used in several episodes of What About Brian:
Brian is an all around wonderful man. If you're a guy, he is the one you want to grab a drink with, or be your best man at your wedding. If you're a girl, he is your dream guy. He's just about
perfect. But as Brian gets older he realizes...
As Brian tries to put his secret feelings for Marjorie aside, Adam and Dave encourage him to live the ultimate single man’s dream by hooking up with two different women in 24 hours. Meanwhile,
Marjorie experiences mixed feelings when she...
When things go awry the day Marjorie moves into fiancé Adam’s place, she doesn’t want to interrupt him from his deposition work, so she calls on Brian for help -- forcing the two to take stock of
their friendship. Meanwhile, Dave and...
What About Brian: Episode 4 -
The Importance of Being Brian
It’s Saturday and everyone wants something from Brian, but no one can find him. Brian has decided that he would rather spend the day with his new love, Lisa B (Bre Blair). Meanwhile Nicole, hopped up
on her fertility hormone treatments,...
What About Brian: Episode 5 -
Sex, Lies, And Videotape
Brian’s apparent interest in his new girlfriend causes Marjorie to unwittingly sabotage the relationship. Dave, who is convinced that Deena is having an affair, turns what was supposed to be a simple
golf outing with the guys into a...
What About Brian: Episode 1 -
What About Second Chances
Brian wants a second chance with Marjorie after he returns home 6 months later, just in time for Marjorie and Adam's wedding. But not everyone is thrilled to see him. After the fallout from their
open marriage, Deena and Dave attend marriage...
What About Brian: Episode 2 -
What About The Wedding
Adam and Marjorie's wedding day has arrived, but Brian and the wedding party aren't letting it go by quietly. Nicole gets a unexpected call from her husband Angelo who is still in Italy. The story of
how Adam and Brian met Marjorie is told.