«All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way» (Leo Tolstoy).
This contemporary drama series follows the daily lives of three generations of the Russian middle-class family. Multiple plots unfold as relations evolve between Dasha, a TV talk show host, her husband Sergey, a writer, their teenage daughter and Dasha's elderly father, a retired military officer. Dasha and Sergey are trying to save their marriage in spite of Dasha's romance with a military medical doctor caring for her ailing father. Sergey is struggling to regain his creativity and status in a new capitalistic Russia. Lost in their personal and professional troubles, Dasha and Sergey neglect their daughter at a time when she needs their love and counsel most for dealing with her first romantic encounter. On the verge of destroying her family, will Dasha sacrifice her romantic and professional desires? Will the members of this family come to realize what is most significant in their life before it is too late? Or it is possible to successfully attain love, family, a career, and money, all in one lifetime.