A character guide for HBO Max’s “Made For Love.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series they’re in.
Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.
Created or Developed By
Alissa Nutting, Dean Bakopoulos, Patrick Somerville, Christina Lee
You think stalking is bad enough now with social media, imagine being linked by a chip to someone who was supposedly the love of your life – and trying to get away.
4/1/2021 – TBD
When Hazel met Byron, she was hustling to pay tuition, a bit aimless, but knew she wanted to get the hell away from the life her father built for himself. However, what she didn’t foresee was Byron not only being attracted to her, despite catching her scamming people but that he would damn near hold her hostage for nearly ten years, cutting her off from everybody.
However, after trying to fall for Byron and deal with the rules and lifestyle he set forth, he took things too far by drugging her and implanting a chip in her head. One which allows him to know everything that is going on with her, down to the chemical level. With that, Hazel is done and is trying to figure a way to divorce Byron and be free of him.
Groups & Organizations
Gogol Tech (1.1): Byron tech company which produces phones, PCs, software, and more.
Notable Locations & Items
The Hub (1.1): Gogol Tech’s headquarters where Byron and Hazel lived together
Twin Sands (1.1): Hazel’s hometown.
The Pasture (1.5): One of the cubes in The Hub where people are sent and never seen from again.
Other Noteworthy Information
Made For Love (1.1): Byron Gogol’s next great invention, made by Fiffany, not him, which was originally made to create better opportunities for animals, like the dolphin Zelda, to communicate with humans. However, Byron saw it as better used to help people like him who are suspicious of their partners and want to know everything.
Announced (1.3): Was announced publicly three years ago with the goal of merging a couple’s thoughts
Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti)
For most of Hazel’s life, she has hustled and scammed her way to make ends meet. After all, with being raised in a poor household, with a father who went from town drunk to town perv, she was pretty much on her own. That is until she met Byron, and after their first date, he married her and held her captive for the next ten years. But, after learning he chipped her brain, due to his insecurities, she first was planning to kill herself, but thanks to a dolphin named Zelda, she instead escaped and went on the run.
User 1 (1.2): Has officially been chipped three days
Born (1.4): April 17th
When Did Her Mom Die? (1.4): 11 years ago
How Many Times Did She Change Her Major? (1.4): 6 times
Quotes & Gifs
Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen)
The CEO of Gogol Tech, Byron is eccentric, a narcissist, some would say a genius, but what perhaps is most clear is that Byron lacks a lot of social skills and experiences. Thus making him sometimes seem stunted in his emotional development.
Birthday Party (1.2): Hazel threw him his first birthday party
Age (1.3): Is 34
Sleep (1.3): Generally sleeps 2 hours in what he calls “Ultimate REM Sleep.”
The Real Byron (1.8): His real name is Greg Benson, is from Dutton, Montana, and his dad was a mailman and his mother abandoned him when he was 8.
Quotes & Gifs
Herb Green (Ray Romano)
Hazel’s widowed father has just been hanging on by a string. He went from the town drunk to town perv, hasn’t seen his daughter in 10 years, and she would have made it longer if she could, and his sole source of company is a sex doll – Diane.
Original Purpose of Made For Love Chip (1.5): As seen with the dolphin Zelda, originally the chip was supposed to allow humans to communicate with different specials
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Bangles (Patti Harrison)
At one time, Bangles was Hazel’s best friend. However, like Herb, she was completely abandoned thanks to Byron cutting Hazel off from the rest of the world. But, unlike Herb, Bangles was negatively affected by Hazel’s absence since the green dress she wore to her first date with Byron, that was made by Bangles and meant for her final project.
Since the night that ended her fashion aspirations, Bangles has had it rough but is surviving and with learning how Byron is, seems ready to squash her beef with Hazel to protect her from Byron.
Doing The Lord’s Work (1.6): Because of her, there isn’t a church within 20 square miles of Twin Sands due to her exposing tax evasions, people cooking books, and bad behaving priests. She even got the nickname “Steeple Slayer” because of her efforts.