The date is 1984. The location is San Diego, just one hour outside of the big dream we call Los Angeles. Corey (Glenn Howerton) and Katie (Tinsley Grimes) live with their Dad RT (Geoff Pierson) and Corey's friend Roger (Eddie Shin). Corey is a creative soul who is trying to make it in the music world in a decade that only appreciates financial success. Although his father, RT, is a successful professional who is about to strike gold with his Gut Whacker and ride the '80s fitness marketing craze wave, Corey finds it difficult to get in the game. On the other hand, Corey's friend Roger idolizes Ronald Reagan and listens to motivation tapes while trying to find his way into corporate America. The household is rounded out by Corey's younger sister Katie, a chip off the old block whose sweetness and naiveté make her the perfect go between for her father and brother. At Club Piranha, a local gathering place, Sophia (Brittany Daniel) is in control. Sophia, Corey's ex, is a beautiful, "grab all that I can" kind of girl who doesn't like to limit her choices. Sophia breaks up with Corey to explore other avenues and relationships... all types of relationships. Corey's one safe haven is Permanent Record, the music store where he works for Margaret (Margaret Smith), a woman who lived through the summer of love and emerged with quite a few stories (and a rash). But things change for Corey when he's forced to deal with the new girl, Tuesday (Chyler Leigh), a punk rocker who sports a mohawk and attitude to match.
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|1x01 - Eighties (a.k.a. That '80s Pilot):|
|Corey mourns his breakup with Sophia while simultaneously coping with mixed feelings about his new co-worker, Tuesday. Meanwhile, Katie is the unwelcome recipient of bisexual Sophia's affections. And RT has an offer for Corey.
The year is 1984. The place is San Diego, CA. Corey Howard is a regular guy at 22, except his life is a total mess since his bisexual girlfriend, Sophia, dumped him, and he can't quite take it as easy as his unfaithful father did upon splitting with his mother. To make things [...] (More)|
|1x02 - Valentine's Day:|
|Somebody mails a box of candy to Permanent Records for Valentine's Day, but the intended recipient is unclear. Meanwhile, when Katie's sailor boyfriend, Owen, pays her a surprise visit, RT and Sophia get in the way of his shore leave.
It's Valentine's Day, and a mysterious heart-shaped box of candies appears at Permanent Records with a card that reads "To my valentine. Be mine. From you-know-who." But who sent it? And who is it for? Corey, who hates the holiday, and Tuesday, who hates everything, [...] (More)|
|1x03 - Tuesday Comes Over:|
|Katie invites Tuesday to come stay at her place after discovering that Corey's mortal enemy lives in her car. Meanwhile, an overly-flirtatious Sophia convinces RT to buy a hot tub to soothe his aching muscles. And Roger needs to sell one more car by the end of the day, or risk losing his demo model.
Corey is driven up the wall when both Katie and RT take over his bathroom. After Corey cuts himself shaving with an environmentally-safe razor Katie forced him to use, Tuesday notices paper stuck to [...] (More)|
|1x04 - Corey's Remix:|
|Corey's heartfelt, autobiographical breakup song becomes dance fodder in Katie's hands when she succeeds in proving Sophia wrong. Meanwhile, RT's business advice gets Roger fired.
Sophia's helping the D.J. at Club Berlin throw a party, and the little braggart announces it to the rest of the gang. Katie wants Sophia to have the D.J. play some of Corey's music, but Sophia won't even entertain the thought, since it's a dance club, not a "sit and question life" club. Corey insists that if he wanted [...] (More)|
|1x05 - My Dead Friend:|
|The death of Corey's "friend" comes back to haunt him. Meanwhile, Sophia concocts a diabolical scheme to steal Katie from Owen. And Margaret's in the money when she scores a rare Beatles album from a homeless man who doesn't know its value.
Corey and Katie are stunned when their friend, Rick, drops dead on the dance floor at Club Berlin, the victim of life in the fast lane... and a lot of coke. They both realize they barely were friends; they didn't know his last name. Roger didn't even know his [...] (More)|
|1x06 - Spring Break '84:|
|When Katie's credit card gets cut up, she opts to have daddy cough up the money to turn it back on... and concocts an elaborate story for the occasion. Meanwhile, Corey is not a happy camper when a rocker and former classmate moves in on his turf.
While pawing through the latest batch of promo posters at Permanent Record, Corey and Katie recognize rocker Wray Thorn. They went to the same high school, and he and Corey took band together. Except he went by Raymond Glockhart back then. Katie's credit [...] (More)|
|1x07 - Katie's Birthday:|
|At Katie's birthday party, Owen and RT give the gifts that keep on being given back. Meanwhile, Corey and Tuesday exchange a present of their own. And Sophia comes on to Katie, while RT comes on to Margaret.
Katie turns 21, and Sophia throws an extravagant party for her at Club Berlin -- only to feel rejected when Katie gives her no more than a thank you. Corey invites Tuesday to Katie's second party back at the Howard house, but wonders if she'll actually show up. Roger hurts his leg after [...] (More)|
|1x08 - After the Kiss:|
|Corey's and Tuesday's kissing fest leads to heartache. Meanwhile, Roger joins Katie in aerobics class to scope out babes. And RT creates a monster when he promotes Sophia.
Corey and Tuesday share a spur-of-the-moment kiss in Margaret's office, which Margaret bears witness to. At Club Berlin, Katie is surprised to find out that her aerobics instructor, Venus, is also a bartender there. Since Roger is on the prowl for women and Venus was a dancer in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, Katie [...] (More)|
|1x09 - Double Date:|
|When Roger needs a date, Tuesday promises to fix him up. Meanwhile, Katie feels guilty about RT not knowing she's no longer in school. And Sophia produces an infomercial for RT.
When his date cancels, Roger is stuck with an extra ticket to a Bob Marley festival, which was supposed to be a double date with Corey and Tuesday. Since Roger and third wheel don't mix, he asks Tuesday if she knows any potential dates. She promises she'll set him up, in part because Corey doesn't think she knows anyone [...] (More)|
|1x10 - Punk Club:|
|Corey's and Tuesday's culture clash is exacerbated when she goes to a punk club behind his back. Meanwhile, the Howard household falls apart with Katie back in college. And Roger has a tragedy with a portable crimping iron.
Katie has gone back to school and is hitting the books hard. So hard that she no longer has time to do any cooking or cleaning for RT and Corey. While carpooling with Corey, Roger decides to crimp his hair with a portable iron. When they almost get into an accident, he [...] (More)|
|1x11 - Road Trip (a.k.a. Star Search):|
|Katie forces Corey to join her on Star Search after their cousin suggests it. Meanwhile, RT agrees to let Sophia stay at his house in return for her pretending to be his girlfriend for his ex-wife's benefit. And Margaret shares a fiery past with Pat Benatar.
The Howards attend a family wedding, where RT has Sophia hanging on his shoulder in hopes of making his ex-wife, Barbara, jealous, Corey and Katie perform The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited," and the family drunk, Cousin Ted, plants an idea [...] (More)|
|1x12 - Beach Party:|
|Katie's beach party invitation to Corey, Tuesday, Roger, Owen and Patty is not what they've been led to believe. Meanwhile, Corey's decision to move in with Tuesday upsets Roger, while an obscenely joyful showtunes aficionado stands down Margaret. And Sophia smells trouble when another blonde wants to have more fun with RT's company.
To celebrate Owen coming home, Katie invites Corey, Tuesday, Roger and Patty to a beach party cookout. An overly cheerful customer buys some musical soundtrack LPs [...] (More)|
|1x13 - Sophia's Depressed:|
|Sophia's depressed when she learns her sister, Bianca, is getting married. Meanwhile, Corey and Tuesday argue over whose house to stay at, while Katie and Owen argue over him telling his Navy buddies that they got married. And a fire at Permanent Record reunites Margaret and a former fling.
Corey wakes up from his first night over at Tuesday's pad, which is a noisy, run-down hellhole that comes complete with an obnoxious punk roommate. An electrical fire destroys Margaret's office at Permanent [...] (More)|
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