The series follows an group of young adults whose lives were being filmed for a documentary just before their graduation from Greenbelt High School in Austin, Texas in 2000. The group includes the Overachiever, the Beauty Queen, the Nerd, the Punk, the Jock, the Brain, the Rich Kid, the Rock Star, and the Wallflower. Their hopes and dreams for the future were recorded, and as they meet up ten years later, they realize that things do not always go as planned. Several of the characters' lives after high school are affected and/or tied with real-world events such as the September 11 attacks, the Enron scandal, and the War in Afghanistan. The series is set in present-day with flashbacks to the past.