The series revolves around The Breakers building situated near Bondi Beach, and the lives of the people who work and live there. The building houses three businesses all run by the same family. Breaker’s Modelling School is run by Paul Simmons, The Breaker, a local newspaper is run by Eve, Paul’s ex-wife, and Kate’s Cafe, run by Kate Markham, Eve’s sister.
During its short run the series dealt with some controversial story lines and was not afraid to confront contentious issues, such as homosexuality and teenage suicide.
Australian Senator Karen Synon considered the depiction of Lucy Hill, in a lesbian relationship to be “inappropriate” given the program’s afternoon timeslot, and requested the Australian Broadcasting Authority investigate if the show had breached broadcasting guidelines. The ABA told The Daily Telegraph that the storyline was “normal” and the show’s PG rating appropriate for the timeslot.