Though only together for three weeks, Brianne and Miguel are deeply in love and primed to be Superstars. Their music is their destiny, their band is Master Connection. They’ve hired a film crew to document their journey to worldwide fame, beginning with their first gig ever…Whitstock, with an anticipated audience of 30,000 people! They scramble to put together a band and perform within a week as concurrently, they begin recording their studio album...and get to know each other.
Featured Song: Breathe
Episode 2: Piña Coladas & Daddy Issues
Nicholas Holmes, an eccentric filmmaker and son of Rupert Holmes, offers to direct and produce a music video for Master Connection. Miguel resists working with Nick - “a crazy person” - but is intrigued by the opportunity to meet the legendary Rupert Holmes, a potential Father figure. The music video is a fiasco, but presents BriGuel with the opportunity to pitch their future-Broadway hit, Hamilstein(the Jewish Hamilton) to Rupert. Miguel opens up about his daddy issues as Brianne and Miguel grow closer.
Featured Song: Without Darkness
Episode 3: Home is Where You're Happy
Brianne and Miguel write and perform a song on the radio to kick off the Woodstock Film Festival while Master Connection’s manager, TP, sets up a showcase for BriGuel with Music Industry legend, Clive Davis. Even though BriGuel's overwhelmed (and Jew-spazzing), the staged reading of Hamilstein is a smash hit with Rupert. And yet...BriGuel’s relationship is on the edge. Miguel has second-thoughts about living together (he wants space...to jerk off) and Brianne storms out. Hence, the fate of Master Connection hangs in the balance.
Featured Song: Who Do You Wanna Be
Episode 4: Don’t Call it a Comeback
Devastated by their separation, Miguel is a nasty mess - as is his home. Mark Balet (Reggae Crooner) and Michael Hilewitz (Master Connection drummer and co-Writer/Producer) intervene, inspiring Miguel to win Brianne back. Miguel realizes jerking off doesn’t come close to love - and sex. Meanwhile, Brianne enlists the aid of real estate agent and Hip Hop legend Terrence Harding (MC Kleptomania, Junior Mafia) to help her find a new home…and produce a single. Miguel stages a live song and commissions an over-the-top art piece which sends Brianne racing back to him. Rupert and Nick incessantly press BriGuel to coordinate a 1st work session for Hamilstein.
Featured Song: Love (ft. MC Kleptomaniac)
Episode 5: BriGuel Y Sus Amigos
Their love rekindled, Brianne moves back in with Miguel. Fly Away, their short Film is invited to the Cannes Film Festival. invoking fear and dismay: BriGuel met while making the short, which depicts the true story of Miguel’s sex with a stranger in a bathroom, cheating on his then-girlfriend. Romantic pearls of wisdom include: “you can’t be with the same person for the rest of your life,” and “forever-love doesn’t exist.” Brianne freaks and sabotages rehearsals for Miguel’s reunion show for his previous album. In spite of Brianne's cray cray, still feeling their bond more than ever, Miguel invites Brianne to his sister’s wedding in Israel.
Featured Song: Dark Oblivion
Episode 6: Israel Is Real
BriGuel travel to Israel for Miguel’s sister’s wedding as their conflicting views are tested in the Holy Land: Miguel is pro-Israel, Brianne, anti. Brianne meets the Gluckstern family and some of Miguel’s creepy Spanish friends. When BriGuel visit Jerusalem and Yad Vashem at the request of Brianne’s Father, the pilgrimage is deeply moving. Brianne and Miguel recognize the nature and importance of their purpose as descendants of Holocaust Survivors. After spontaneously performing with several Israeli artists, they return to NYC reinvigorated, with a stronger-than-ever bond.
Featured Song: Life is a Lesson
Episode 7: Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free)
Miguel meets and is promptly overwhelmed by the Bergsons - Brianne’s loud, strong-minded, business-driven Jewish family. Simon Bergson commissions BriGuel to produce a hip video for his beer Distribution Empire, Manhattan Beer Distributors. Despite Simon’s open distrust of Miguel, Miguel loves him - another perfect Father figure! Miguel attends Rosh Hashanah where he breaks the ice with Stefany, Brianne’s spit-fire, overbearing Mother. Overjoyed by their work on his video, Simon insists BriGuel produce a TV series for him - Beer Here- and invites Miguel on a family trip to Mexico.
Featured Song: Red Ropes (ft. BRBRCK)
Episode 8: Viva La Mexico
BriGuel travel to Mexico for the Jewish-Mexican wedding of Brianne’s cousin, a Telenovela actress. Miguel is petrified to travel to the land of “rapists and drug lords,” as Brianne quells his fear. BriGuel receive a warm welcome from over a hundred members of Brianne’s Jewish-Mexican family and are promptly whisked away for a gig at the hottest club in Mexico City. Even though the promoter stands them up, they play anyway. In Mexico, BriGuel experience the vast disparity of rich and poor before traveling to Tulum for a workshop on sound and consciousness where they have an immense (hallucinogenic) awakening.
Featured Song: Mind Takes Hold
Episode 9: Walk Your Word
In order to shift darkness to light and help others, BriGuel realize they must first transform themselves. In addition to tying up all project-loose-ends, BriGuel focus on their own healing. They visit Dr. Dana Cohen, Integrative Holistic Medicine MD; Miguel ventures to the “Mad Russian,” a Boston-based Shaman / Doctor / Therapist to quit smoking; and Brianne reconnects with Holistic Life Foundation - Andy, Atman and Ali - who are pioneers in bringing yoga and meditation to inner-city schools in Baltimore. BriGuel write a song with HLF and the kids in the program.
Featured Song: Heal the Heart (ft. Andy and the HLF Student Family)
Episode 10: BriGuel’s Dilemma
Brianne puts her own feature film, Bad Vegan and the Teleportation Machine, aside to immerse herself completely in the re-working of Miguel’s film, Tom’s Dilemma. Miguel is excited to finally finish his cinematic opus, while Brianne wants her co-director credit. When Brianne learns she won’t receive the position, her body worker and close friend, Juliet Maris, helps her release the anger. In a crucial moment, Brianne sacrifices her ego to step up and complete the film - when a crew member attempts a coup. Paving their own way, BriGuel head to Los Angeles.
Featured Song: Chin to the Sky
Episode 11: Los Assho-les
Hesitant to return to LA based on prior experiences, BriGuel approach their visit with positive, open eyes. And still everything goes to shit. Every meeting is postponed, cancelled or a no-show. Except for Snake, a Music Producer who specializes in “fashion films.” Narrowly averting a music video disaster, and after a brief stint in the horror film world, BriGuel return to NYC, depleted and defeated. Until a life-changing phone call turns the tide - a major label wants sign Master Connection!
Featured Song: You Don’t Have to See Me
Episode 12: The Stars are Finally Born
Nervous and hopeful, BriGuel take the biggest meeting of their life - and nail it. Master Connection is offered a major record deal and a U.S. tour. It’s. All. Happening. The Dream, the Jewish Beyonce and Jay-Z have arrived. However, the label has demands. Big demands. Slightly panicked, BriGuel seek insight from close friends Kristin Sudeikis (Choreographer and Activist) and Rachel Warren (dancer extraordinaire). Finally deciding to follow their dreams and agree with all the label's demands, BriGuel discover...they're pregnant!
Featured Song: Sneaky Devil (ft. Artist from new Label collaboration)