Set in Los Angeles, California the plot revolves around Emily Tyler (Ashley Olsen), who enjoys surfing, and her identical twin sister Tess (Mary-Kate Olsen), a member of a high diving team, who try various stratagems to get their widower father Max, a talented artist and sculptor, a girlfriend. After all their attempts end in failure, Tess and Emily – with a little help from their friend, Cody (who takes a romantic interest in Tess) – decide to paint an advertisement on a giant billboard situated high above Sunset Boulevard. A lady named Debbie answers the ad, and she brings her friend Brooke as a back up. Brooke and Max coincidentally meet and take a liking to each other and Debbie agrees they should start dating. At first, Tess and Emily don't like Brooke's son Ryan, but when he helps foil an elaborate scheme by Max's business manager Nigel to break up the romantic relationship between Max and Brooke (Nigel thinks Max's work will suffer as a result), the girls eventually accept him.