Growing Through Life

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

Growing Through Life is a Hong Kong drama series produced by TVB that aired from November 9, 2009 to December 18, 2009. The show follows the life of Gao Sheng as he navigates his way through the challenges of growing up and struggling to find his place in the world. The show is set against the backdrop of the financial industry, a world that the main character wants to be a part of.

The show begins with Gao Sheng, played by Hong Kong-born actor Bosco Wong, as a young boy growing up in a less affluent area of Hong Kong. Gao Sheng's father, with whom he has a strained relationship, is a gambler who is in debt to a powerful loan shark. After his father is beaten up by the loan shark, Gao Sheng decides to take things into his own hands and tries to stand up to the loan shark. This decision leads him to get involved with a bunch of gangsters, which sets off a chain of events that shape his life.

The scene then fast-forwards to Gao Sheng as a 30-something-year-old man, working at a financial firm. He is a hard-working employee who is considered by many to be a rising star in the company. However, Gao Sheng's ambition drives him to get into situations that test his integrity and that of those around him. He is given an opportunity to work on a project that could make or break his career, but he must navigate office politics and hidden agendas to succeed.

The show also focuses on Gao Sheng's personal life, specifically his relationships with the women in his life. This includes his first love, played by Jennifer Yu, who was a childhood friend and his former boss's daughter. The two reconnect after many years and the spark reignites between them. Gao Sheng also has a love interest in a co-worker, played by actress Kate Tsui, who complicates his life.

Throughout the show, Gao Sheng struggles to balance his personal and professional life, as well as navigate the ups and downs of Hong Kong's financial industry. The show also explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of one's actions.

The show features a star-studded cast that includes Bosco Wong, who was praised for his performance as Gao Sheng. Jennifer Yu, who plays Gao Sheng's first love, also received acclaim for her portrayal of a strong and independent woman. Kate Tsui, who plays Gao Sheng's co-worker and love interest, was noted for her chemistry with Bosco Wong.

The show's production values are also worth mentioning. The scenes that take place in the financial district of Hong Kong were shot on location, giving viewers a glimpse of the bustling city. The show also features impressive sets, costumes, and cinematography.

Overall, Growing Through Life is a compelling drama that delves into the complexities of life, love, and ambition. It's a show that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world.

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Episode 30
30. Episode 30
September 7, 2010
As the series comes to a close, Hoi Sing appears to have reached some closure. Remaining family members work on ways to deal with the turmoil of the past two years.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
September 6, 2010
Yiu Kwan is back in the mix and hurt by Lam Tai's distant emotions. As a result, she takes action, and the unthinkable occurs.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
September 5, 2010
Lam Tai's plan has come to full fruition, and his change in character has casued for his own family turmoil. Meanwhile, the Hoi's are left in disarray, wondering where to begin to pick up the pieces.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
September 4, 2010
Yiu Kwan tries a new way to Lam Tai's heart: manipulation and blackmail. Hoi Sing and Lai King make a big stride towards a future together.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
September 3, 2010
Yiu Kwan is back in the picture, causing turmoil for both Lam Tai and Hoi Sing. She'll stop at nothing to get what she wants, causing serious victimization along her path.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
September 2, 2010
Family dynamics are flipped upside down once again, as Hoi Yeung awakens from his surgery with a shocking diagnosis. A close call with fate makes everyone question their own sense of guilt.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
September 1, 2010
Lam Tai rapidly climbs the ladder at the Group. Hoi Leung gets to the bottom of the root of the Hoi's avalanche of family tragedies.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
August 31, 2010
As the family scrambles to find Hoi Sing, Hoi Leung finds himself at the constant abuse of his bitter wife. Amidst all of this, Lam Tai's evil plot continues to roll along.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
August 30, 2010
Lam Tai stands back and watches as his calculated plan finally begins to unfold. The family has ruptured, and to add insult to injury, Hoi Sing finds himself unpectedly sick in the hopsital.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
August 29, 2010
Lam Tai begins to take advantage of those around him. Meanwhile, seemingly anyone with a stake has turned against Hoi Leung.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
August 28, 2010
Lam Tai and Macy's wedding day has arrived, but not without familial tensions spurred by Hoi Leung's hidden agenda. A dramatic turn of events derails the wedding.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
August 27, 2010
Tensions between Hoi Leung and his wife grow rapidly, as Lam Tai's personality has taken a dark twist.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
August 26, 2010
Devious action from a seemingly honest protagonist changes all of the Hoi's trajectories Meanwhile, Macy finds her own dreams being dashed. Yiu Kwan is back from abroad causing immediate trouble.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
August 25, 2010
As the family attempts to help recover from Macy's accident, emotions rise and love triangles begin to form. Lam Tai begins to call into question his role within the Hoi family.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
August 24, 2010
A shocking accident derails the trajectory of daily life for the entire Hoi family, and Lam Tai as well.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
August 23, 2010
Hoi Leung makes a sneaky move to push Boss Yip's business into unsteady waters. Meanwhile, as Lam Tai and Hoi Sing transfer departments, a pivotal family secret is accidentally unveiled.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
August 22, 2010
A love triangle begins to form amongst Lam Tai, Lai King and Hoi Sing, and it doesn't seem clear from and to whom devotion will spur. Meanwhile, the South Shore Promenade Project is in full swing.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
August 21, 2010
As the South Shore Promenade project launch approaches, Hoi Leung continues to doubt the honesty of Lam Tai, leading to tensions arising on Lam Tai's birthday.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
August 20, 2010
While Hanson grows into his role at the Group, Lam Tai's progress is met with hostility. Lai King finds herself falling for her Hoi Sing while watching her sister struggle with her own relationship qualms.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
August 19, 2010
Hanson comes into his new marketing role at the Group, and convinces Hoi Leung to bring Lam Tai in with him. A hostile interaction lands Lai King in a scary situation.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
August 18, 2010
As Hanson begins working at Treasure Ocean Group Plus, tensions between him and Hoi Leung simmer down. Meanwhile, a relationship between Lai King and Lam Tai develops strongly.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
August 17, 2010
A shocking truth is revealed amidst a heated argument between Hoi Wai Sum and Hoi Leung. That truth leads Hoi Leung to reconsider his actions regarding the factory.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
August 16, 2010
Hoi Leung works to get Fong Lai King back on his side, while she weighs her options, considering her own health. Yiu Kwan coordinates an unveiling of all truths.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
August 15, 2010
As Hoi Sing struggles emotionally with the collapse of his engagement, Lam Tai recovers well from his surgery. Starry Sky's business continues to rise while Mr. Hoi looks for ways to bring the factory down.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 14, 2010
An accident causes members of the different families to show their true colors, and turns Hoi Sing's world upside down.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 13, 2010
The Hoi's get an unexpected surprise while celebrating their anniversary. Lai King's mother's poor decisions land Lai King in hot water at Starry Sky, putting her right under the factory owner's radars.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
August 12, 2010
Difficulties continue to arise for Hanson, Uncle Chung and Lam Tai when they realize there is a mole in their factory. Legitimate reasoning behind Mr. Hoi's resentful nature are clarified for the first time.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
August 11, 2010
Hanson makes a big proposition to Yui Kwan.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 10, 2010
Mr. Hoi purchases all available factory stakes in order to close and sell the lot. A huge rupture between families ensues. Hanson brainstorms how to retain the factory, and gets surprised by a beloved relative.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
August 9, 2010
Extreme tensions between lucrative businessman Mr. Hoi and his nephew, Hanson rise even further, when Hoi puts in a bid to buy out Sing's family factory, in pursuit of his own personal business ventures.
  • Premiere Date
    August 9, 2010