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C-drama: ICN 44.8 家, N次方 [Family, to the Nth Power] (10/22/11- )


Replaces C-drama Legend/Ancient Legends. First episode starts at 11PM on Oct. 22, 2 episodes/night, 5 days/week, from 10pm-midnight, with repeats at 1:30am-3:30am and 9am-11am. Also weekly marathon repeats on Sat (M-Wed episodes)-Sun (Wed-Fri episodes) from 2:30pm-7:30pm. English subtitled. The drama previously aired on 44.6 without subs.

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Chu Mu's mother Wen Nan is getting married for the third time, which will give Chu Mu a total of 3 step-siblings. There's Qi Qi, his rambunctious step-sister from his mother's second marriage, who announces that she wants Chu Mu to be her boyfriend. Wen Nan's third marriage is to a super wealthy widower named Xue Mao Xiang who has 2 children from his previous marriages - the spoiled and aloof Xue Yang, and daughter Xue Zhi Li, who returns from abroad to be the mediator of this new unconventional family.


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Missed out on EP 1-3, but caught most of EP 4 and 5. I couldn't help smiling and laughing at the family dynamic. The mom is quite modern in her thinking and seems to know how to handle the kids.

I'm guessing from EP 4-5 that Chumu's (Chongwu is his nickname given to him by Qiqi, his stepsister from his mom's second marriage) ex-gf has fallen for Chumu's stepbrother from his mom's current (3rd marriage). Qiqi has requested Second Mother (that's Chumu's mom) that she be able to address Chumu's mom as "Aunt Wen" because she wants to be Chumu's gf and eventually his wife!

It was also hilarious how Qiqi mistook Xueyang (Chumu's stepbrother from his mom's current marriage) for "Third Father". Xueyang is definitely not used to such a noisy household now though neither Chuwu or Qiqi are actually living with them. In EP 4 Chumu's mom has set up two upstairs bedrooms for the two with Third Father telling her that it is theirs whenever they visit.

I'm going to be recatching the rerun this weekend.

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Eagerly anticipating EP 10 next week! What does Qiqi have up her sleeves to help out Chumu? Chumu only knows she has invited her online anime friends to participate in her plan and promises that he'll get the necessary orders to keep his job at the family's (his Third Father's) rival's company. I hope Qiqi is able to take revenge on Zhao Wen (Chumu's ex) for Chumu and Xueyang. Don't like Zhao Wen one bit. She and Chumu had been going out for 2 years then she dumps him to go chase after Xueyang. Good thing Xueyang knows what kind of girl she is. Both guys refer to her as "trash". Xueyang makes a bet with Zhuo Hao, who happens to be the son of his father's rival and his University friend/buddy, to take Zhao Wen off his hands. Xueyang is more afraid of Zhao Wen than he is of Qiqi I think!
Chumu's mom supposedly solves Xueyang's problem with Zhao Wen--she invites the girl for a cup of coffee and in an offhanded way tells her she is interested in the magazine Zhao Wen is writing for...that she could easily buy the company that Zhao Wen works for.

When Chumu's mom got home all the kids (Chumu, Qiqi, Xueyang, Zhili) want to know how she knows Zhao Wen will no longer be a problem.

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Currently watching the rerun of EP 3. This is the episode where Qiqi makes her first appearance. She shows up to Chumu's place of work in cosplay--Gaara of the Sand Waterfall (character in Naruto). Chumu's coworkers were definitely surprised. Some might not even believe him when he introduces Qiqi as his sister. At least one person recognized who she was trying to portray. The coworker nearest him later commented that he had good taste.

That Zhao Wen is like a gold digger! Chumu had invited her to his mom's and Third Father's barbecue. The entire time she was there her eyes were set on Xue Yang. Chumu didn't even notice. She later forced a kiss on the poor guy, witnessed by Chumu to boot! Xue Yang runs out of the house and has his friends drive him away. Zhao Wen runs after him with Chumu behind. She turns to Chumu and basically tells him that the two break up, she is in love with someone else. Chumu's friend Dazi who was also at the barbecue had warned Chumu of Zhao Wen's behavior towards Xue Yang.

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I haven't been able to watch this regularly, but what I have seen is very interesting. I wonder if I can squeeze it in somewhere? lol
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class blockquote nchristi wrote:

I haven't been able to watch this regularly, but what I have seen is very interesting. I wonder if I can squeeze it in somewhere? lol
nchristi, I'm sure you can squeeze the drama in somewhere. Repeats of the day's episodes are at 1:30-3:30am and at 9-10am the following day. And if you miss those, you can do what I call a "marathon" run on the weekend when 5 episodes are aired on Sat and another 5 episodes on Sunday from 2:30-7:30pm.

In EP 5, Qiqi dressed up as a character from Death Note to scare Xueyang in the morning. She was getting back at him for what he did to Chumu (punched him and left him stranded at night on a mountain road).

Zhao Wen is sure something. Xueyang wanted Chumu to straighten her out for the article she published that talked about him but didn't use his name. Chumu tried, but Zhao Wen is adamant on continuing her pursuit of Xueyang. She thinks so highly of herself, believing that Chumu and Xueyang would fight over her
. Yes it was a fight about her, but definitely not what she is thinking.

I wonder what kind of rivalry exists between the Mao and Zhou family. Is it just a business rivalry? Xueyang's friend, Zhou Hao, has intentions of causing discord within the Mao family. Because Xueyang listened to him, Xueyang believed that Chumu and his mom is out to get the family fortune.

Thank goodness for Zhili's return. Through her machinations, the family is getting closer. But is she setting up Qiqi for Xueyang?

The drama seems to also touch on environmental techniques/methods/issues--Chumu's discussion in a company meeting on black soil, and later Zhili going to work for free at a company where the boss left a high paying position to build a company that would supply heat from an alternative source.


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Thanks for the schedule, Creidesca. Very helpful. I really like it when there are so many encore showings available.
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Last night's episodes (12 & 13) were sooo good! More details later.

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Re: C-drama: ICN 44.8 家, N次方 [Family, to the Nth Power] (10/22/11- )


This serial of episodes is terrific. Does anyone know how many episodes are there? The 20th episode has just been shown. I hate to see this serial end soon.

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class blockquote WGCA wrote:

This serial of episodes is terrific. Does anyone know how many episodes are there? The 20th episode has just been shown. I hate to see this serial end soon.

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Welcome to the board, WGCA!

Your area must be airing it ahead of schedule compared to those of us watching on ICN 44.8. Tonight would be EP 16-17 for us.

The drama is 30 episodes.

I was surprised to learn that Qiqi's father is a famous/talented painter. Love how she always seem to up one over Zhao Wen. And Spring likes her too!

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