Alexandra "Alex" Mack develops powerful abilities after a chemical factory accident. She struggles to balance her ordinary life with extraordinary misadventures as a result.
A teenage girl, just starting junior high and living in a modern corporate community, is accidentally contaminated by a secret chemical product of The Plant. She acquires mysterious abilities that allow her to change her shape, move objects with her mind, and zap people and objects with small electrical charges. The owners of The Plant continually seek to find out which of the local kids has been contaminated so they can experiment on her, but their employees are less than competent and the search is comedic and futile.
Alex Mack is your typical, ordinary 13-year-old who lives with her "genius" sister Annie, her mom Barbara, & her dad George, a scientist at the towns chemical plant. On Alexs first day of junior high, everything goes wrong, including being humiliated by the most popular girl in front of one of the most popular guys. While walking home depressed, Alex is almost hit by a truck from the chemical plant that spills a secret and illegal chemical all over her. As a result, she develops the abilities to move objects telekinetically, shoot electric zaps through her fingertips, morph into a puddle of liquid, and glow when she gets nervous. The only ones who know about it are her sister and her best friend Ray. With their help, she must keep her powers a secret in fear of becoming the Plants guinea pig.