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《男人帮》(nan ren bang) - 'Men's clique' (unofficial translation), is a new popular drama TV series, portraying love-related affairs from an amusing manly angle. 41 years old 孙红雷-Sun Honglei ('7 Swords', 'If you are the one 2') is the show's most famous actor, leading to show to surprising viewing-rate heights.  

《男人帮》正在天津(Tianjin)、北京(Beijing)、东方(Dong Fang, an east coast satellite station)、浙江(Zhejiang)和安徽(Anhui)五大卫视[1]热播[2],该电视剧[3]是由赵宝刚导演[4],孙红雷(Sun Honglei)、黄磊、汪俊、王珞丹、姚笛等主演[5]的都市爱情剧[6]。据数据统计,从10月22日浙江卫视《男人帮》开播以来,一直是全国卫视收视率[7]第一。网络点击率[8]统计显示,截至10月31日中午12时,《男人帮》点击量创下历史新高,突破2亿。除了话题热议[9]外,还有网友创作《男人帮》的Q版漫画[10]。

《男人帮》包括了同居[11]、精神恋爱[12]、师生恋[13]、男女平等[14]、办公室恋情[15]等热点话题。剧中三个男人的社会分工[16]不同,通过讲述他们各自的爱情经历来解释男人在面对爱情时的微妙心态[17],试图从男性视角[18]揭开爱情的本质。《男人帮》运用了美剧[19]的叙事手法[20],以每集一个话题的方式引出故事内容,这为国内电视剧市场开辟了一条新道路。 电视台相关负责人表示大力支持《男人帮》,称这样的新剧能够让观众有耳目一新[21]的感受。

"Nan Ren Bang" is currently popularly broadcasted in the 5 big satellite TV stations of Tianjin, Beijing, Dong Fang, Zhejiang and Anhui. This TV series is directed by Zhao Baogang, while Sun Honglei, Huang Lei, Wang Jun, Wang Luodan and Yao Di are the stars of this city-romantic show. According to statistics, since October 22nd, when the Zhejiang satellite "Nan Ren Bang" was first broadcasted, the series constantly has the highest viewing-rate among satellite TV shows across China. Internet 'click rate' stats show that by October 31, midday, "Nan Ren Bang" has established a new 'internet-clicking' high record, passing 200 million clicks. Except for being a hot discussion topic, some netizens have created a Q-animation version of the show.

"Nan Ren Bang" includes hotspot topics of roommates, spiritual romance, teacher-student romance, men-women equality and office romance. The three men in the show belong to different job sectors of society. Through their description of each love-life experience, analyzing men's delicate mental state when it comes to love, the show attempts to reveal the essence of love from men's angle. "Nan Ren Bang" applies American narrating techniques, using one topic in each episode to draw forth the story. This opens a new path for China's mainland TV show market. People in charge of the TV station say they strongly support "Nan Ren Bang", saying that this new series can give a pleasant fresh feeling to spectators.

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Original article published by 京华时报 jinghua.cn

[1] 卫视 wèi shì - Satellite

[2]热播 rè bō - Popularly broadcasted

[3] 电视剧 diànshìjù - TV series

[4]导演 dǎoyǎn - Director

[5] 主演 zhǔ yǎn - Leading actors

[6] 爱情剧 àiqíng jù - Romantic drama series

[7] 收视率shōushìlù - Viewing rate, TV rating

[8] 网络点击率 wǎngluò diǎnjī lù - Internet clicking rate, here referring to the number of internet searches involving 《男人帮》

[9] 话题热议 huàtí rèyì - Hot discussion topic

[10] Q版漫画 Q-bǎn mànhuà - Q-type animation; an animation style, in which characters' heads are exceptionally large.

[11] 同居 tòng jū - Roommates, living together

[12]精神恋爱 jīngshen liànài - 'Spiritual' romance, a deep emotional romance (unlike one that focuses on sexual pleasures)

[13]师生恋 shī shēng liàn - Teacher-student romance

[14]男女平等 nánnǚ píngděng - Men-women equality

[15] 办公室恋情 bàngōngshì liànqíng - Office-romance

[16] 社会分工 shèhuì fēngōng - Society's job sectors

[17] 微妙心态 wēimiào xīntài - Delicate mental state

[18] 视角 shì jué - Visual angle, an angle from which a (movie or TV) story is told

[19] 美剧 měi jù - American shows

[20] 叙事手法xùshì shǒufǎ - Narrating style

[21] 耳目一新  ěr mù yī xīn - Fresh, pleasant and new



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