Ian McKay and his best friend Shinky are two young punks searching for their great destinies in the back alleys of Calgary Alberta, circa 1980. Together, these friends will face down cowboys and oilmen, hockey goons and movie snobs, odd-jobbers and hairdressers… and through it all they’ll find a way to grow up without selling out.With the help of Ian’s flawed, but loving family (father Lloyd, mom Helen, and his outrageously outgoing sister Belinda), Ian and Shinky find new opportunities to blow minds every week, exporting their special brand of offbeat revolution for the 80’s – seeking out love and working to change the world, one young drunk punk at a time.
Calgary; 1980: Young rebels, Ian and Shinky set out to find a great destiny and a great job, but when that all proves too hard they decide to revolutionize society!
Ian starts a job in construction and realizes his boss is his sister's ex-boyfriend.
Ian and Shinky turn an old van into a cool party wagon.
Lloyd tries a new hair salon and loves the service, leading Helen to suspect even worse.
The Clash comes to Calgary and Ian and Stinky make it their mission to get tickets.
A hockey player moves to Brae Vista and causes nothing but trouble for Ian, Shinky and Helen.
Ian and Shinky decide to make their own movie using security cameras at Brae Vista.
Lloyd and Ian find common ground while watching a mildly racy yoga show.
After failed dates with Diane, Ian's last chance is the same day as his grandmother's funeral.
Shinky puts Ian through a gauntlet of horrible bands to cure Ian's music snobbery.
Brae Vista gets a Space Invaders game; Ian and Shinky graffiti.
When Shinky becomes a guitarist for a popular band, Ian finds talent as a critic for the newsletter.
Diane invites Ian over but a possible job offer in Vancouver puts the night in jeopardy.