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Season 1

7 Oct. 2004
Pilot
Dino Whitman, Jonathan Fields, and Ben Conner are best friends. Dino is the good looking hockey player who could get any girl he wants but he really wants his first time to be with girlfriend Jackie and she's not ready. Jonathan is a yearbook photographer and his best cuddly girl friend is giving him signals that she wants to be more but he's worried that the guys will make fun of him. Ben has his own obsessions but mostly they're centered around the hot young teacher that he's smitten with.
 
14 Oct. 2004
Pilot Junior
Dino Whitman is so stressed and confused, having found out his ma with coach Scott, that his hockey performance is badly affected; he volunteers to take kid brother Max to the aqua-park a whole day, so his parents can spend quality time all weekend and hopefully grow together; the mates twist his arm to hold a party at his place. Dad Michael is as happy as Dino to break off the conversation when it turns to sex. Jonathan Fields panics when the boner he usually gets and admires while shaving in a towel -whether he masturbates or not- seems accompanied by a lump, and ...
 
21 Oct. 2004
The Best Laid Plans
Dino bitches at his adulterous ma after finding his dad slept on the couch. Ben finally Makes out with his secret girlfriend, teacher Monica Young. Dino waits all day to talk to Jackie, then she has no time for him: her soccer 'regionals' have priority. Dino ditches his class to avoid coach Dave Scott; ma Annie Whitman tells coach it's over now that Dino knows. Dino's parents have a picnic and make love, but it still doesn't feel right; dad ends up telling her he needs to resign his job. Jonathan is embarrassed to be choosing condoms with his girlfriend Deborah Tynan,...
 
28 Oct. 2004
Partly Cloudy, Chance of Sex
Dino is miserable because of his ma Annie and coach Scott. He got over breaking up with Jackie almost instantly, as Zoe Creswell brings him more excitement, 'typical' rapidity the mates envy him. Zoe sneaks him in trough the movies' fire exit and puts her hand in his pants, but he ditches practice and a history test meanwhile. When coach finds out and insists he could become a star, he still quits the ice hockey team; coach lies to dad Michael Whitman -having cuckolded him- who found out from another dad about the boy's reason, but after telling ma Dino quit, she ...
 
4 Nov. 2004
Secrets & Lies
Deborah's ma Mia Tynan, a nurse, apologizes to Jonathan for the embarrassingly blatant sex talk. Dino plays with his dear dad, proud he decked coach Scott for cuckolding him with ma and is disappointed to hear the big bra in the laundry is Deborah's, a source of boyish pride for Jonathan though. Ben just manages to hide his hickey for his ma and in school under a turtleneck despite the hot weather, but Monica not only keeps putting all the weight on him, now she breaks up with the poor boy. Dino is caught kissing on the couch with Zoe by Mia, Deborah and his dad but ...
 
2 Dec. 2004
Natural Disasters
After seeing 'gay' Ben kissing their teacher Monica Young, Jonathan calls Dino; they press him for details, but the secrecy still kills him most of the time and she guesses his mate know but he lies his way out and even helps himself to the papers she's marking, upgrading Dino's from C- to C+. Max has an earthquake school project, insisting both parents are supposed to help; they don't believe that, yet both oblige their youngest anyway, lots of fun together and second prize. Dino's dad has settled for another crummy sous-chef job to pay the bills, rather then follow ...
 
9 Dec. 2004
With a Kiss, I Die
Dino may be celebrated as the boys' hero of sex on school furniture, his 'gear' still fails him on the crucial moment, again with Zoe. Dino nor Jackie are quite over their first love. Ben blames himself for allowing teacher Monica to force him back into sex and, perhaps worse, the school play- as Romeo, opposite his girlfriend Sue. Jonathan feels pressured even worse as 'last virgin', yet becomes total dweeb Donald's hero after doctoring his dating site picture. Dino's pa signs a six months lease and feels dating is beyond him- except with Dino's ma?
 
16 Dec. 2004
Family Hard-ships
The boys are in awe for Ben's big brother, Sam Conner, who's back for the weekend, because of his Pontiac and cool job as CD cover graphic designer; he even got them three VIP invitations. Dino's dad and ma can't afford new, better fiber skates, so he convinces Jonathan to get cool jobs together in cloths retail, his hunky looks get them hired. Ben's parents forbid him to get any job, and even fraternal help doesn't lift his curfew at 11, still he asks Sue along. Jackie and Deborah decides to have a girls night instead, Jonathan was detained in the shop anyway; the ...
 
6 Jan. 2005
A Little Problem
Deborah's cousin Sabrina is staying a week; the former dog has blossomed to Jonathan's taste. Jackie is going to run for class president, Sue will manage her campaign, rival Ali attacks almost instantly. Mia asks Michael to tell their teenager kids Dino and Deborah if they are getting serious together, he first gets wife Annie's okay in vague terms; when Mia does, Deb is furious and suggests Sabrina to date Dino, to Jonathan's anger, who is relieved Dino won't double date. Dino decks a boy who jocularly insulted his ma; he must take counseling with a midget to avoid ...
 
13 Jan. 2005
Breaking Away
Dino can't concentrate on school, hockey or therapy: all he thinks abouts is how he could get Jackie back. Monica Young resigns, pretending it's to to care for her sick mother. Ben settles for spending time with Sue innocently, yet her dad insists to forbid any contact, his own parents contemplate therapy and even a police report; pa confides in him afterward to have had something too with a much older alto-player in his school band himself, but sticks to indefinite grounding. Jonathan really digs Sabrina, but feels obligated to stay loyal to Deb, who fails to get her...
 
20 Jan. 2005
You Must Be Trippin'
Ben and Sue don't look forward to the Sophomore ski trip, unlike Dino, as her dad maintains her grounding, till she claims that still costs deposit and full price- but he signs up last minute as chaperon. Dino is happy to be back home with Max, ma helps him packing. Deb wouldn't forgive Jonathan and only pretends to go skiing to try for the Seattle Scene internship behind ma's back; she gets a press pass to cover a band's Roadhouse concert. Michael cancels a double date with Mia to spend more time with kid son Max and his ma Annie. Ben is too late to cancel his 'sick'...
 
2005
Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Junk
Jonathan is scared he'll never get Deb back if she finds out about him and Polly during the class ski trip, Dino regrets not having done it with Polly because Jackie wouldn't have found out anyway. Deb won't even let Jackie give the boys a lift to school, so they wine how sick they are of walking, then find a car for sale for $900, 300 each, so they beg their parents till their voices hurt, yet it's no all-round, but they decide to dig deep into their savings anyway. Dino preaches to Jonathan honesty which even the 'improved' Dino doesn't practice with Jackie, who now...
 
2005
Papa Wheelie
The boys collectively take a cool-looking job at Eddie's leisure products store, grumbling they spend most of their spare time working to pay for the car. Jonathan whines that he never gets to enjoy the car, having failed his drivers exam three times. He gets a practice lesson in parking, but messes up, damaging both their car as well as someone's parked sports car. When Deb and her mentor, Alex, set up auditions for the band, Deb's dad, Oliver, turns up for the audition. Deb runs away - but Oliver has a mutual friend set up a meeting between them, after which she ...
 

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