To Grow with Love

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To Grow with Love
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肥田囍事
GenreModern Drama
Starring Myolie Wu
Andy Hui
Eddie Kwan
Kenneth Ma
Selena Li
Claire Yiu
Jack Wu
Opening themeUgly till Pretty (醜得漂亮) by
Andy Hui & Myolie Wu
Ending themeMs Piggy (豬小姐) by
Myolie Wu
Mr Piggy (豬先生) by
Andy Hui
Country of originHong Kong
Original languageCantonese
No. of episodes21
Production
Running time45 minutes (approx.)
Release
Original network TVB
Original releaseOctober 23 (2006-10-23) 
November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)

To Grow With Love (Traditional Chinese: 肥田囍事) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in October 2006. The series is shown to celebrate TVB's 39th Anniversary.

Contents

Myolie Wu gained a reported 50 pounds to play her role of Tina Ho Mei-Tin and Jack Wu gained 40 pounds to play his role of Lam Koon-Hei.

Synopsis

Tina Ho Me-Tin (Myolie Wu) is an overweight woman who is determined to find her soulmate. Tina wants to find someone who thinks the same way she does and whom she can communicate with. She placed yellow hand prints under a painting of the sun setting, if that ONE man knew those handprints were a Sunflower; he's her soulmate. She flees to Hong Kong to get away from her frustrating father. There, she meets up with her cousin, Maggie Kwok Bo-Lok (Selena Li).

Tina meets a fashion designer named Daniel Dai Hei (Andy Hui). She works for his company D-Day but her designs are horrible. At first Daniel hates Tina, but he learns to accept her a little bit after seeing how much she has to struggle in Hong Kong. She has helped him quite a bit also, emotionally.

Upon the decision of firing her due to her lack of designing skills, Daniel begins treating her much nicer. However, Tina uses him to trick her father. On a misunderstanding everyone thought Tina had lost her virginity to her boss, her father traveled all the way to Hong Kong. With the help of her land lady (Gigi Wong), they devise a meeting between Tina's father and Daniel. With verbal interruptions, they prevented either of them from discovering the truth, temporarily.

Tina's father, however, sees Daniel with his actual girlfriend - whom he introduced - and decides to take action against her daughters 'two-timing boyfriend'. One thing leads to the next and Daniel, comprehending what had happened, becomes very angry. Daniel's girlfriend, Rachel Sung Ma-Yee (Claire Yiu), finds out what happened and takes it the wrong way. However, Daniel fires Tina and insults her harshly, then tells Rachel that he has nothing to do with her. Tina is very upset and goes back home in the Philippines.

When Rachel goes to Philippines for a business trip, Daniel wants to give her a surprise and goes to visit her. He goes to a jewelry shop to buy a Rachel a present where he meets Tina's fiancé, Mak Ka-Fai (Kenneth Ma). While talking, they both get hit by a car. Tina's fiancé falls into a coma, while Daniel loses his memory. Tina decides to use this to her advantage and get revenge on Daniel for all the awful things he has done to her. First, she decides to fatten him up (because she knows how much he hates fat people), and then makes him fall in love with her. She plans to break up with him and break his heart. However, Tina found herself falling for him too!

Cast

CastRoleDescription
Myolie Wu Ho Mei-Tin (Tina)
何美田
Fashion Designer
Dai Hei's Girlfriend
Wedding Planner
Kwok Bo-Lok's cousin.
Andy Hui Dai Hei (Daniel)
戴喜
D Day Fashion Designer
Sung Man-Yee's lover.
Ho Mei-Tin boyfriend
Eddie Kwan (關禮傑)Chiang Yat-Ming (Terry)
蔣一鳴
D-Day Partner
Chaing Man-Jun's older brother.
Selena Li Kwok Bo-Lok (Maggie)
郭寶樂
Ho Mei-Tin's cousin.
Lam Koon-Hei's lover and then wife
Admires Chiang Man-Jun
Claire Yiu Sung Man-Yee (Rachel)
宋曼頤
Dai Hei's assistant and lover.
Model
Kenneth Ma Mak Ka-Fai
麥家輝
Ho Mei-Tin's fiancé.
Gigi Wong Yeung Sau-Lan/Lui Sau-Lan
楊秀蘭/呂秀蘭
Kwok Bo-Lok's land lady.
Jack Wu Lam Koon-Hei
林冠希
Ho Mei-Tin's friend.
Kwok Bo-Lok's lover.
Matthew Ko Chiang Man-Jun (Matthew)
蔣文俊
Chiang Yat-Ming 's younger brother.
Likes Ho Mei-Tin
Chun Wong (秦煌)Ho Nim-Heung
何念鄉
Ho Mei-Tin's father.
Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光)Dai Fu (Albert)
戴富
Dai Hei's older brother.
Lau Ka-Man's husband.
Natalie Wong Lau Ka-Man (Carmen)
劉嘉敏
Dai Fu's wife.

Viewership ratings

WeekEpisodeAverage PointsPeaking PointsReferences
1
October 23–27, 20061 — 5
32
34
[1]
2
October 30 - November 3, 20066 — 10
32
33
[2]
3
November 6–9, 200611 — 14
32
35
[3]
4
November 13–17, 200615 — 19
32
34
[4]
4
November 18, 200620 — 21
30
33
[5]

Accolades

YearCeremonyCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
2006TVB Anniversary Awards Best Drama Nominated
Best Actor Andy Hui Nominated
Most Popular Male Character Nominated
Best Actress Myolie Wu Nominated
Most Popular Female Character Nominated
Gigi Wong Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jack Wu Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Gigi Wong Nominated
Selena Li Nominated

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