Puberty Blues is based on the 1979 book by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, which was also the inspiration for the 1981 film Puberty Blues. Set during the late 1970s, the series revolves around the family and friends of Debbie and Sue, two inseparable teenage friends who are progressing through the coming of age process.
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
Summer, 1977. Joined-at-the hip teenagers Debbie and Sue are having the time of their lives, hanging out on Cronulla Beach and fantasising about getting into the Greenhills gang - the bronzed surfers and their chicks who rule the beach. But Debbie and Sue are blissfully unaware of the sexual and social mores of the group they long to join, and just as unaware of the tangled sexual and emotional lives their parents lead.
S01:E02 - Season 1, Episode 2
Debbie and Sue go to great lengths to get the attention of the Greenhills gang, including getting caught cheating at school. But when Debbie catches the eye of Bruce Board, ace surfer and super spunk, she's in. While she revels in her new found status on the beach, Sue is mortified to come home and discover her parents playing Strip Jack Naked. And while Debbie is getting a lot of notice at school, her father has noticed the attractive newcomer at work.
S01:E03 - Season 1, Episode 3
Cheryl sets out the rigid Greenhill gang rules for Debbie and Sue, and while Debbie has difficulty losing her virginity, Sue, who now has a surfie spunk of her own, loses hers in a less than thrilling experience.
S01:E04 - Season 1, Episode 4
An impromptu party at Cheryl's leads to disaster for Debbie when Bruce suddenly drops her, which means she no longer has her hard won place in the gang.
S01:E05 - Season 1, Episode 5
Cheryl decamps to Debbie's house for a while and proves an unwelcome guest to almost everyone except David, while Ferris' mid-life crisis spirals out of control.
S01:E06 - Season 1, Episode 6
Sue decides to become a 'bra burner' with unexpected consequences, and a night out with the Greenhills gang ends in disaster for one popular member.
S01:E07 - Season 1, Episode 7
The Greenhills gang gather to farewell Darren Peters in an ocean ceremony, while Pam and Roger plan a career move that could see them leave their beloved Cronulla behind forever.
S01:E08 - Season 1, Episode 8
Debbie and Sue's growing disenchantment with the gang and their rigid rules ends in defiance when they stand up to the boys and try surfing for themselves.
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