Growing Pain is an urban family drama directed by Liu Huining and Li Shaofei, led by Zhang Jiayi, Yan Ni, Zhao Jinmai, Guo Junchen, Wang Yuwen, and Jiang Guannan, co-starring Liu Zi, Hu Yaozhi and Feng Lei, Yang Xinming, Wang Haidi, Li Xiaohong, Zhang Lei, Liu Kai, Li Zhiqiang, Wu Yitong, and Xu Wei.
The drama revolves around four families who struggle against the odds and eventually grow up.
- Zhang JiayiLin DaweiMain Role
- Yan NiWang ShengnanMain Role
- Zhao JinmaiLin MiaomiaoMain Role
- Guo JunchenQian SanyiMain Role
- Jiang GuannanJiang TianhaoMain Role
- Wang YuwenDeng XiaoqiMain Role
- Hu QiangJiang QilongSupport Role
- Liu XimoLiu MinhaoSupport Role
- Wang YijinLiang YunshuSupport Role
- Yang XinmingXie WeizhouSupport Role
The lively girl, Lin Miaomiao, unexpectedly performed exceptionally well in the high school entrance exam and was admitted to a prestigious high school, making her mother, Wang Shengnan, very proud. Living on campus in her first year of high school, Lin Miaomiao broke free from her mother's control and made three good friends: the school beauty Deng Xiaoqi, the academic genius Qian Sanyi, and Jiang Tianhao. She even became the host of the school's radio station and seemed like a "winner in life".
However, faced with fierce competition from academic prodigies, Lin Miaomiao's grades suffered. Crushed by Pei Yin, whose said his son was ranked first in the city, the ignited Wang Shengnan's fighting spirit and she began accompanying her daughter to school.
As fate would have it, the two families became neighbors despite their conflicts escalating. However, they eventually became close friends due to their mutual struggles with marriage problems.
In their final year of high school, Lin Miaomiao faced the emotional upheaval of her parents' relationship, Qian Sanyi endured his parents' false appearances, Jiang Tianhao suffered from his family's bankruptcy, and Deng Xiaoqi hit rock bottom due to her mother's secret being exposed. These teenagers were rebellious and full of vitality, growing like spring grass in the face of sunshine and rain.
After the college entrance examination, they each went their separate ways with a mix of sadness and hope for the future. Through their respective struggles, the four families found their own directions and achieved moving growth.