Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a distinct town, with Dolworth having once been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.
A favor for an old drinking buddy leads Hank and Britt, down a rabbit-hole of corruption in deceptively sunny Ocean Beach.
Desperate for quick cash, Hank and Britt set out to capture escaped convict Mongo for a big reward.
In order to secure a loan, Hank must prove that the bank manager's wife is cheating on him. But what he discovers is much kinkier than infidelity.
Robert Lindus is back with an unusual request from jail: he wants Hank and Britt to steal a quarter of a million dollars from him.
Hank and Britt deal with the widening scope of the Lindus conspiracy as they try to avoid the rap for a murder they (technically) didn't commit.
Hank and Britt go on a wild goose chase through Ocean Beach while searching for an engagement ring.
Hank and Britt help an amnesiac college student with the case of his missing identity.
Hank and Britt both work with their ex-partners to make it out of some hot water south of the border.
While Hank recovers from his injury, Britt teams up with a transvestite hooker to solve the death of her friend.
Fighting the urge to drink on Gretchen's wedding day, Hank stumbles back onto the radar of the conspiracy threatening Ocean Beach.
Hank gets a second shot at the rape case that got him ejected from the police department in a mystery spanning multiple time periods.
Hank, Britt, and new ally, Laura Ross, unravel the Ocean Beach conspiracy, which puts them and everyone they love in immediate danger.
Hank runs out of options and time and Britt faces a decision that will change his future.