Eternal Love

Eternal Love (2017)

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After a devastating war, the immortal tribe paid a heavy price to seal the demon lord. 70000 years later, in an attempt to re-seal the demon lord who broke free, Bai Qian was sent to the mortal realm. In the mortal world, she meets Ye Hua and falls in love with him. Su Jin, who is jealous of Ye Hua's love for Bai Qian, intentionally creates a series of misunderstanding between them read moreand causes Bai Qian to lose her eyes. Thinking that Ye Hua has betrayed her, the devastated Bai Qian jumps off from the Zhu Xian Terrace. At her request, all her memories have been erased and she forgets Ye Hua. Hundred years later, the two meets again as deities. Another lifetime another world, Ye Hua recognizes Bai Qian but the latter remains indifferent. Three lives three worlds, her and him, are they fated to bear an entangling loveline?
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  • Native title:

    三生三世十里桃花
  • Also Known as:

    三生三世,十里桃花; San Sheng San Shi Shi Li Tao Hua; Three Lives Three Worlds; Ten Great III of Peach Blossom; The Eternal Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms; Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms; Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms;

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kiera
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Mar 1, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I made a vow to write a review immediately after the show ended and believe me when I say the emotions are still raw. Where do I even start? Eternal Love is such a compelling and beautiful piece I don't think I can find the exact words to describe it.

The story is brilliant in itself and I am honestly sure it did the book justice. I think if you're watching this read more without reading the book beforehand, you would love the show a lot more because you're watching without expectations plus either way, Eternal Love will blow you away (even if you're not a fantasy/xianxia/historical genre kind of person) Also, If you like The Journey of Flower, you will love this without a doubt.

Everything, every single thing is so stunning from the costumes, to the set and the cinematography. And the most beautiful part is, of course, their love story. The different clans coming together and all the magical elements and all are very interesting. I won't delve into the story too much because its pretty complicated but fear not, you will never be bored of it for a second.

The acting was spectacular. Yang Mi did a fantastic job as always. Although it was my first time watching Mark Chao, his character as either Mo Yuan or Ye Hua is so easily to fall in love with because he is that good at acting. Chemistry was flawless. A transparent love was beautifully portrayed; you could feel their love and pain and share their happiness. Kiss scenes are very good too. They're not exactly rough but tender and deep? I honestly did not expect so many kiss scenes because I was quite disappointed with the lack of intimacy in The Journey of Flower but you're blessed here :')

Every other character was very likeable having their own unique personalities. The other side characters and love stories are also super sweet especially Dong Hua's and Feng Jui's.

It seems like everything about the drama is perfect even its music is so apt. The entire OST is so enchanting played at right timings. The duet is so haunting which really gives Bai Qian & Ye Hua moments that goosebumps. So, so good.

The only problem I have (not with the drama) is that I hate misunderstandings that cause conflicts in a relationship which my heart cannot handle. Ye Hua and Bai Qian's relationship has many 'tragedies' that can really break your heart because they've been through so many tribulations caused by some side bitches but in the end, everything for this drama is worth it.

Rewatch it? Definitely. No qualms about it.

This is truly a masterpiece and I can safely say Eternal Love is my favourite C-Drama.
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moondust
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Mar 1, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Probably the first time a drama of this length has me thoroughly enthusiastic from beginning to end. More rare is the case of a drama adaptation not only breathing life to its book, but surpasses the original work in every aspect. The challenge is to stop oneself from the binge to see how this karmic game of fate, love, misunderstanding and tragedy takes three 'lifetimes' to resolve. Even if fantasy is not read more one's cup of tea, the love/romance here is one everyone can enjoy

*Story (10/10)
This drama has done a wondrous job keeping faithful to the original story while incorporating parts of its spinoff "The Pillow Book" about the secondary lead pairing.The Chinese title of this drama is "Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" and like its name suggests, tells the story of Ye Hua and Bai Qian - gods who are separated yet bounded by fate to find each other in their lives again throughout the course of three arcs, for a memorable journey of emotional highs and lows balanced with good action and drama. Though there are 58 episodes, it is filled with plots to leave one consistently guessing what the next development is from beginning to end.
Just as one score settles, another rises.

Characters are fleshed out and although the main couple gets the bulk of the focus, secondary characters and their relationships are not cheated out of a good storyline either.

*Acting/Cast: (9/10)
Yang Mi's Bai Qian may be the protagonist, but Mark Chao is the highlight. To express so much with so little is what Mark does wonderfully, and his ability to portray two similar characters (Ye Hua & Mo Yuan) so differently with their set of own characteristics, mannerisms and reactions is impressive. As for Yang Mi overall she did well portraying the different personalities of her characters - from playful,mischievous Si Yin to naive and innocent Su Su and finally the aloof with an attitude Bai Qian - by far her best performance. Together these two produce the chemistry to keep audiences thrilled and satisfied. Overall the cast is well put together with several other memorable faces (Zhang Bin Bin, Dilraba etc) making the drama that much more enjoyable


*Last thoughts?
- All the sets, props, scenery and people are simply eye-catching, which keeps one visually interested all the way through.
- Aside from the visual fest and story, Mark Chao is another reason to rewatch


It's been a while since I enjoyed a romance-fantasy genre this much, this will be going straight into my archive of favorites. No doubt one of the best Chinese dramas have to offer
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    AneMi 2 hours ago

    After finishing this drama I had to watch a few " behind the scene" videos to get back to reality. This show had such a big impact to me so needed to see the actors in real life to get out of that state!! lol

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    Lifeisbeautiful 5 hours ago - edited

    the rating dropped?seriously?why?its such a nice drama.its been around two months already since i first watched it but i can't move on this drama.already watched legend of chusen and first few episodes of journey of flower but they can't replace this.anyway,this masterpiece is still in my mind.i just wanna rewatch it again and again.feel sad and heart-warming at the same time when i watch this.i need a sequel with the same main leads..

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      ninan 2 hours ago - edited

      There are people purposely giving 1 point to make the rating drop. In the last three days alone there were 3 more 1 points. Guess the high rating really hit the nerves of some people and this happens to all good rating dramas here. There are always people play anti for just anti. Kind of sad.

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      Lifeisbeautiful 1 hour ago

      omg.why do they do such a horrible thing?i hate anti.its true this drama has highest rating cuz i have never seen dramas with such rating here.But it deserves it.this is the most perfect drama i've ever seen in my life.too bad.even if they can't appreciate its success,they shouldn't do such thing.

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    Mimi 21 hours ago

    Hands down the best drama of 2017. I just can't get over this hope that there will be a drama as good as this.

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    rachelsse78 2 days ago - edited

    I love mark in this drama,his acting is the best...hope korea will remake this story..its lovable..with kim soo hyun male lead actor..it will be perfect

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      Fran 1 day ago

      May it never happen, please, it would completely ruin the experiment. Sorry, but Korea is not good fantasy epics, even more in a remake, leave this to China that is great.

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      Alekwang 23 hours ago

      As much as I love korean dramas, they're better withto realistic dramas, that don't contain fantasy elements. I don't think they would invest so much into special effects and honestly, kdramas have a different feel to them while chinese dramas have their own.

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      Mimi 21 hours ago

      I agree Korea remakes of my favorite dramas kind of ruin it they change things so much plus kdrama isn't good with fantasy stuff like cdrama

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      krystalsoojungs 15 hours ago

      as a huge fan of Chinese dramas I really hope Korea doesn't remake this one. This is a xianxia drama, a genre that only China has since it's Chinese fantasy, so it'd be really awkward if Korea remade it lol

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    rachelsse78 2 days ago

    I love this so much..i will definitely watch this every year...

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    cantiara 2 days ago
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    cynthia 2 days ago

    Oh no I started watching it again; I am crying again T–T

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    Sharn 2 days ago - edited

    Still can't get over this </3

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      Sapharine 2 days ago

      I feel you. I watched this drama like 2.5x already and can't find anything to replace it. And I'm still so sad that there won't be a sequel by the same casts.

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      Sarah87 1 day ago

      I feel you too. Still can't get over it. Damn.

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    QueenCherry 4 days ago - edited

    Can we have Sequel about the Lives and Mortal Trials of Our little Rice Cake A-Li

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    LadyNoir 4 days ago - edited

    I just finished I and now I'm experiencing withdrawal symptoms TT^TT I need another drama like this <3 Ye Hua x Qian Qian and Di Jun x Jui Er forever

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    Gardenia 5 days ago - edited

    Are you sure this drama has a good ending? Cause I'm 57 episodes in and it doesn't convince me.

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    saycheese 5 days ago

    16 episodes in.. still can't get into the main couple :(

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    LadyNoir 6 days ago - edited

    omfggggggggggg this is soo good. I started watching yesterday and already binge watched 30 episodes.

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      ninan 6 days ago

      Ep30 is my favorite. Very satisfying after the heart wrenching episodes.:-)

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      LadyNoir 4 days ago

      yes!!!! that ep was soo good

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    58
  • Aired:

    Jan 30, 2017 to Mar 1, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    ZJTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    9.0 (scored by 1,221 users)
  • Ranked:

    #9
  • Popularity:

    #21

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