Elspeth Dickens (Laura Michelle Kelly) has agreed to be a stay-at-home mum while husband James (Ronan Keating) follows his dream of saving whales. Then after a few years, it will be Elspeth’s turn to return to her singing career.
The agreement takes the young couple and their three year-old twin boys to the southernmost tip of Australia where James can be close to the whales. But with James constantly away, Elspeth struggles with the isolation and constant pressure of caring for two exuberant boys.
Trying to help, James gives Elspeth a webcam so they can speak on the net, but in the Southern Ocean, he’s always out of range. Lonely and isolated, Elspeth has an idea. She sets up a webcast site in her kitchen and starts to sing her ‘sink songs’ to the world. At first, no one is watching but with the help of a local boffin she’s logged on to the world’s social media – and finds an audience. One of them is in Sydney - advertising executive Cassandra Wolfe (Magda Szubanski), who is desperately seeking a figurehead for the “Goddess” campaign, a new laptop designed just for women. When Cassandra sees Elspeth’s webcast, she knows she’s found her. She convinces Elspeth to be the face of Goddess and, with nanny hired, Elspeth is jetting to Sydney to star in the campaign.
Being a watchful mum, she sets up her webcam as a kind of a ‘nanny-cam’ to make sure her boys are okay with their nanny. But unexpectedly, James returns home. Somewhat annoyed, he assumes the role of Mr Mum – of course unaware that Elspeth is watching his every move on the webcam. But what she doesn’t realise is that she has accidentally included the webcam on her website. The whole world is also watching James.
As Elspeth’s star rises, their relationship is strained and their marriage becomes a top-rating real life soap drama – leaving Elspeth with the biggest decision of her life.