Margot is 18 years old, on the brink of adulthood, and she still can't seem to do anything right. She can't cook, she can't clean, she can't do laundry... at least not without torching something to the ground in the process. So what's a lazy, procrastinating, overly-destructive teenager to do when her father asks her to make dinner for her sister and herself for a night? Can she finally pull off a miracle? Or will she screw this up like everything else she does?
Arisen from a mysterious microwaveable dinner, Icky is a happy, friendly, six-and-a-half-foot-tall monster who is living in our everyday society for the first time. He's got a handful of strange quirks, rarely doesn't wear a smile, and best of all, he can cook extremely well! It won't be so easy fitting in though, with his piercing yellow eyes, super sharp teeth, cow-trap storage stomach and tentacles that can come out of every which-way of his body. Disguised as a foreign exchange student, Margot will help try to hide Icky's strangeness and pass him off as a normal human being. And that's much harder than it sounds.
Eric is Margot's father and head of the household. A neighborly man and a stickler for the rules, Eric often struggles to balance out work, keeping his house in order and watching out for his trouble making daughter. And on top of all that, he now has to provide a good home for his daughter's foreign exchange student friend, Icky. How is one man supposed to do all this without flipping out? (And of course he DOES flip out a lot...)
Sonya is Margot's baby sister. She rarely ever cries, or makes any kind of noise for that matter. And for that reason, it's even harder for Margot to remember to watch her, always being left behind and forgotten in places. Nonetheless, she can't stop looking up to her big sister with those big, puppy-dog eyes, no matter what mistakes she makes. Oh yeah, and for different reasons, looking up at her funny, orange-haired friend, too.
Simon and Anthony are Margot's two extremely nosy neighbors. They are not brothers, but they pretend to be, calling themselves "aspiring twins". They do everything together, talk alike, dress alike, and share this extreme joy in peeping into and exploiting Margot's personal life. So when they see that Margot's got a new friend living at her house and new personal secrets waiting to be revealed, you bet they'll be all over it!
Shannon is one of Margot's best friends. Flirty and over-the-top, Shannon can't help herself when it comes to being the center of attention, especially when it comes to boys. She wears clothing that shows a lot of skin, and even though she has that kind of a reputation, she shrugs it off, and keeps on showing off what she's got. Sometimes her desire for attention will blur the importance she sees in her friendships, and that causes her and Margot to butt heads more often than not. Still, Shannon can't help but smile and not give a damn.
Piper is one of Margot's best friends. An artistic and free spirit, Piper is very sweet, shy and peace-loving. She will put the needs of others before her own in a heartbeat, especially when it comes to her friends, and is always there to be a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to listen. She will often find herself in the middle of Margot and Shannon's disputes, so she's used to dividing herself and having to do anything to keep the peace. And more often than not, her care and concern for other people will result in her neglect for herself.
Patrick is Margot's boyfriend. He thinks a little too highly of looks and body shapes, and though he scored an attractive girlfriend, he knows he's not much to look at himself. That, coupled with the fact that he cannot build muscle to save his life, results in his own deep and utter self-consciousness. He deals with his self-loathing by being ornery and sarcastic, which portrays him to others as being sort of a jerk. Though most people wouldn't know it, Margot knows that under his mask is actually a pretty nice guy, and she sticks with him, even though their relationship can be a little rocky. But will the new stranger staying at Margot's house send their relationship flying off the rocks?
Mick is another one of Margot's friends. He is a natural-born leader and a very skilled public speaker, so it is no surprise that he's inspired a small group of Young Turks against the town's corrupt management. And how could he not? He's smooth, charming, and an all-around great guy that everyone loves. Margot, Shannon, Piper and Reese are just a few of the members of his following youth-in-revolt, and with Icky as their newest member, Mick will try to teach him of the corruption and how to truly feel what's real...
Reese is another one of Margot's friends and another member of Mick's anti-corruption brigade. She is Mick's closest friend, and the first person he turns to whenever something happens. Though Reese can be an effective shoulder to cry on, she can also be a bit brutally honest and sarcastic. Reese's harsh honesty is what Mick likes most about their friendship, for he himself thinks he needs a painful kick back to reality sometimes, and she's the perfect person to deliver that kick. Some may not think so highly of Reese's brutal criticisms, however...
Christoper Allen is a stranger who sold Margot the mysterious box of Insta-Dinner. Not much is known about this peculiar cloaked man yet...
Also known as "Room Buddy", Hunger is a blob-like creature Icky found stuck to the back of his neck. Icky keeps him hidden in a shoebox underneath his bed. Not much is known about this thing.