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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22 days ago
  • 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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22 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
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 game of fate, love, misunderstanding and tragedy takes three 'lifetimes' to resolve. Even if fantasy is not one's read more 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 lifetimes/arcs, creating a memorable journey of emotional highs and lows balanced with good action and drama.

Characters are fleshed out, and everyone has their own story. Alhough the focus is on the main couple, viewers can also enjoy other secondary characters and their relationships and how it all intertwines.

*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

*Rewatch (10/10):
Absolutely. 58 episodes did not feel long one bit. It slowed down a bit near the end, but I see it as necessary for the many characters and developments to come full circle.

*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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Same story from same novel. One is a 58 episodes drama and one is a movie. Both drama and movie have amazing cast
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It is almost the same name the only thing is that one of them said the ledgendary school.
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    ahtaena 2 days ago

    Aaaah i feel like the time i had finished empress ki, empty and not knowing what to do with my ordinary life, this is the beauty of a good drama or movie or a book it makes your ordinary days magical! I wish I could forget this drama so I could watch it all over again!!!!
    P.s: that's the wish I made when I finished Harry Potter books!!!!

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    Mary28 2 days ago - edited
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    Melisa 3 days ago - edited
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    Tina 3 days ago - edited

    I just finished the first three episodes and all I can is WTF IS GOING ON.. THERES SO MANY CHARACTERS AND CONFUSING NAMES UGHHHH

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      Mary28 2 days ago - edited

      look at the cast members and characters name carefully because I was also really confused. And even though some characters are given names they are not all important. Also the show follows a smooth, slow pace that leads the story, so not all the main characters appear in the beginning. I broke the show into seasons, so it helps me watch without rushing it through even though I maranthoned 48 eps since 1am on Saturday to now.

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    Tata 3 days ago - edited
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    moondust 4 days ago - edited

    For anyone interested in this show, please keep several things in mind:

    1. Like any highly rated show, it may or may not appeal to you depending on your tastes and expectations with dramas. Just because the show has a 9.1 doesn't mean you HAVE to like it.

    2. This is a fantasy romance in a historical setting. However fantasy and Chinese mythology serves only to be a framework here, not the central element. Romance is the central focus here, and lots of it to your heart's content though it does not come right away.

    3. The first 10 episodes are merely an introduction to the characters, different worlds/realms and provide an important backdrop to the events here. Some may find this part confusing or lacking in the romance they were so hoping to see. Good news: It is NOT the heart of the story, BUT it allows everything to make sense or gel together.

    Anyone wondering or don't get the big deal based on the first few episodes - the show may or may not wow you at first but it truly develops into this gem. Personally, the beginning was a fun watch for me and though intrigued, I was nowhere near crazy for it. Once the story hits its stride, however that completely changed and it was hard to let go. Before I knew it I was already and completely hooked.

    If you plan to keep watching to see what it is that everyone is raving about, I can promise you will be HIGHLY rewarded for what's to come later.

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      Whitesand 3 days ago

      Honestly, this drama was not on my to watch list. The rating was high, 8.8 at that time, so I decided to give it a try, didn't have high expectations. Wow, am I ever glad that I made this choice. This is the best C drama I've ever watched, is #1 on my list. I was right into it from the first episode...the drama just keep getting better and better. Beautiful casts with great chemistry, nice sceneries and OST. I'm so sad that the drama ended. This is the drama that I wish to have more episodes.

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      moondust 3 days ago - edited

      Same here. I never planned to watch this, and the trailers/teasers didn't exactly pull me in. But then it ended up being this HUGE pleasant surprise and I ended up even picking up on the novel.

      One of those dramas that I thanked myself for giving it a chance, cause it's now my favorite Chinese drama ever.

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      Whitesand 3 days ago

      I finished the drama a week ago, still having withdrawal symptoms. Never have a drama that made me feel so emotionally attached to the characters. I haven't been able to get into another drama :(

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      minoz_94 2 days ago

      can you share the link to read the novel?

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    Angelpureness 4 days ago

    I can't bear to separate myself from Ye Hua's love for Bai Qain...
    Eternal love... round 2 here I come

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    mei changsu 4 days ago - edited

    so i just made this account so i can comment and rate this show. i was not expecting to have adored and cried and laughed and smiled with this show. i was watching Legend of chusen before this one and this show was defintely not on my to watch list. i was waiting for the glory of tang dynasty to get subbed and got furious when I read somewhere that this show is breaking records in mainland china and the glory of tang dynasty is like meh. anyway im glad I started to watch this show when all eps were almost subbed so i got to binge watched for two weekends and Oh boy ISN'T THIS SHOW THE BEST ONE YET AFTER NIRVANA IN FIRE I CNT EVEN EXPLAIN THIS FEELING IM HAVING RN. for now been trying to find decent cdramas related blogs in eng but there seems to be only a few of them but i will still try googling and find blogs that talk cdramas to fill my craving.

    PS i dont even know how to rate the bar will stuck to one? im anxious if maybe i only rated this to 1/10 i dont want to betray the cast nor yall lmao

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    lyzeyu 4 days ago

    This drama is by far, the best Chinese Drama i've seen. Never have i once felt bored. I always find myself looking forward to watching the next episode. I fell in love with the love between Ye hua and Bai Qian. I couldn't get enough of their sweet scenes. I love how the writers and the director gave each characters their chance to shine through their own story. I must commend each and every actors for they acted their characters so well. This is the first time that i wished the drama was a bit more longer. I'm gonna miss Ye Hua and his eternal love for Bai Qian.

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    lovelydream 4 days ago - edited

    So, i just watched the first ep after all the rave reviews and it was pretty meh, does it take a while to get hooked or it's not my thing if i don't like it from the start?

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      Myauntmary 4 days ago

      Perhaps, it's just not your thing if you're used to Kdramas' fast paced, fewer episodes. Or perhaps wuxia, xianxia, cgi'd dramas are not your thing. It's okay.

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      krystalsoojungs 4 days ago - edited
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      guccigall 4 days ago - edited

      I personally started loving it from episode 1. It was love at first sight with MoYuan. Hehe.

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    moondust 4 days ago - edited

    This drama ruined other dramas for me...I haven't been able to move on from this and it's already been 2 weeks since it ended.

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      kailtynkox 4 days ago

      ikr the withdrawls..no other drama appeals to me anymore i just want to watch something similar to this show

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      Whitesand 4 days ago

      Me too, it's been a week for me, I'm still not able to move on to another drama.
      This drama deserve to win "Drama of the year" award

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      Mary28 7 hours ago - edited

      I am honestly rewatching it because I maranthoned it in 3 days without skipping any parts. So now I want to watch it at a slower pace even if I don't complete it. Also because it didn't really click till ep 48 that Mo Yaun and Ye Hua were played by the same actor because that facial hair and voice really gave both characters a different appeal. I love Chao Mark so much.

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    RhopalocerA 4 days ago
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    Kim 4 days ago - edited

    I rate this 120% on the feels. A must watch for those looking for a romantic drama. ❤️

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    FrizzyMee 4 days ago

    OMG!!!! Ima miss this dearly :(

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    wkx 4 days ago - edited

    When this drama just started, it got a rating around 8.5. After it completed the rating raised to 9.0.

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    9.1 (scored by 591 users)
  • Ranked:

    #7
  • Popularity:

    #79

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