The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. She's cool with that. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities... whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm. Daria has just moved to a new town with her work-obsessed parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. On the first day at her new school, Lawndale High, she's diagnosed with low self-esteem and is made to take a special class, the only positive outcome of this being that she meets a fellow cynic, Jane Lane. With her sharp intellect - and even sharper tongue - Daria begins to verbally dissect anyone she deems superficial... which is just about everyone.