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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    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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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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  • 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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In both dramas

- Fated lovers meet in many lifetimes.
- Great costuming
- strong love story
- Beautiful main leads
- stunning blue eyes on a pretty face in Novoland.
- In Novoland - Emperor of a kingdom of power falls in love with a girl from the enemy kingdom but doesn't care cause he's so in love. He defies everything to spend some time with her.
- In Eternal Love - Crown Prince of Gods falls for what his people consider an inferior enemy. He doesn't defy everything, and he makes stupid mistakes, but he learns the error of his ways.
- Female lead initially loves another but her true love is the male lead.
- Male lead totally and devastatingly in love with female lead.
- Male lead never ever deviates on his love for her, or cheats. He's a one woman man.
Recommended by SSKF
the story is very different and much lighter, but the main couple's romance is really cute.. i find myself smiling when their cute scene started.. hahahaha
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    RosaCastillo 26 days ago - edited

    I need an answer asap, who is the protagonist, Ye Hua or the master Mo Yuan?

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      roake 19 days ago
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      Sey KompungCham 19 days ago

      Lol, i meant they were played by the same actor.

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      roake 13 days ago

      Yes, but Mark played him so well it feels like Mo Yuan is a different person. I am glad they didn't make it a typical antsy triangle, but I can feel Mo Yuan's pain. *sign*

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      Sey KompungCham 13 days ago

      iknow. i feel bad for mo yuan too. but i am glad that bai qian did not notice mo yuan's love for her more than just a disciple.

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      roake 13 days ago

      You are so right. It is sad, but fortunate at the same time.

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    Justine 28 days ago - edited

    I feel that the ending is a bit incomplete. It was a happy ending, sure, but the drama ends right after Ye Hua and Bai Qian reunited. We didn't see them ascend to Heavenly Lord & Empress. Not sure if they were even officially married.

    For that reason, I'm praying there'll be a season 2. I need to see more of Ye Hua & Bai Qian!

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      roake 19 days ago

      This was how the novel ended. Their wedding appears at the beginning of Pillow, but that novel is about her niece's story.

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    Alex Aug 23, 2017 - edited

    I wished there was more screen time for Ye Hua & Bai Qian and less for some of the other pairings (especially considering the outcomes of their love)

    But other then that, the drama's perfect. Everything from the acting & cast to the music is very well done.

    Really wished there was a season 2 or something. I think I'm going to rewatch because I can't let go of the drama after watching the ending.

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    Pinocchio Aug 22, 2017

    Mark chao's is acting is hands down the best he's so convincing it's like he's really hurt for real lol

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    Krystal Aug 22, 2017

    I've watched this 3 times & still can't get over it :( I'm having the same symptom after watching Nirvana in Fire which is when I tried watching another drama it seems that it wasn't good enough. PLEASE HELP! Any recommendations that have the same quality or better than this one???

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    Jay Aug 20, 2017 - edited

    Too fantastical for me, does it get any less so later on?

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      Sarah87 Aug 23, 2017

      Well, it's also a fantasy drama , if that really bothers you, watch a different genre. I usually don 't like watching fantasy chinese dramas too, because I don't think they are good at making them, they look so fake and cheap , and end up being ridiculous. But with this one, the fantasy elements were well done and didn't bother me at all.

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    dhaliahn Aug 20, 2017

    Best cdrama of the year!

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    cindia Aug 19, 2017 - edited

    why did they call it three lives and three worlds? can someone list them for me

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      RuRu Aug 19, 2017

      I think the three lives, three worlds apply to Bai Qian. She lived three different lives, as three different people, Si Yin, Su Su, and Bai Qian, in three totally different settings.

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      Carolyn Aug 20, 2017 - edited

      Because the main couple goes thru three lives time together...

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    Jdf Aug 19, 2017

    that synopsis seems more like a summary? so many spoilers :o

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    Krystal Aug 19, 2017

    Hands down to Yang Mi's acting :") love her so much!

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    Marina Aug 18, 2017

    Just finished this drama. It deserves all the good ratings. I must say that I'm not a fan of fantasy drama, but i thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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    RuRu Aug 17, 2017 - edited

    This drama was an all time favorite of mine. I used to be so close minded and I didn't want to try anything else outside of kdramas and this was the drama that change that.

    I love the two main leads, they brought me laughter, tears, and anxiety lol. All of the characters were beautiful and well-played. I understood the plot perfectly. And though there were annoying characters in parts, that didn't make me disappointed surprisingly.

    If I were to pick one thing out of this drama that I didn't like, it would be all the unneeded scenes. Like the romance between Feng Jiu and Duijin was cute, but it wasn't as good as the main couple, and I honestly felt like that was not necessary. Also there didn't need to be 1000 characters either lol there were so many characters I had to keep going back tot he Wiki page to help me memorize their names and roles.

    But that's it I'll give this drama a 9.5 it was worth all 58 episodes

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      vision_wei Aug 17, 2017

      Try nirvana in fire, when a snail fall in love, memory lost, love me if you dare, my amazing boyfriend etc

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      guccigall Aug 19, 2017

      Boss and me, Surgeons - those I personally liked

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      Alex Aug 24, 2017

      I agree

      Only problem is there were so many unnecessary scenes. I wished they focused more on the main couple.

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      ctinav23 29 days ago

      Completely agree it was very hard for me to be open to cdrama, I've watched a few in the past and most of the time I found myself disappointed but not with this one! Mark Chao slowly made his way into mah closed heart lol!

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    QueenCherry Aug 16, 2017 - edited

    Guys finally got my mom to watch this drama she cannot stop gushing over Ye Hua and my dad is jealous lmao soo cute.

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      FlowerChild Aug 17, 2017

      Ye Hua out here takin people's wife but all he wants is Bai Qian

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      moondust Aug 22, 2017

      ahah my mom always sighs and compares Ye Hua to what my dad is not so I hear ya on that

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    melmeimoi Aug 16, 2017 - edited

    I just can't watch this drama for some reason, tried 3x alrd... I read the novel a few times and love love love it so maybe it's the high expectations that let me down. I also find Yang mi and March chao so damn awkward for the role, but that's just me lol anyway, i still can't understand where the hype and good rating is from???

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      FlowerChild Aug 16, 2017

      in the book is from Bai Qian POV, and the drama change that up, also they also focus on other character too, so thats why you can't get pass it, its a very lovely drama, i suggest when you watch it dont refer back to the book and just go with the flow

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      Alekwang Aug 17, 2017

      You legit posted the same comment 7 times lol maybe you should cancel the other six? XD

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    mikmik Aug 13, 2017 - edited

    I just finished Nirvana in Fire, should i watch Eternal Love next? don't want to be disappointed.. Pls tell me if its worth to watch.. i love action/fighting from NIF.

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      guccigall Aug 13, 2017

      They are different genres.

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      RhopalocerA Aug 14, 2017

      If you're looking for action and fighting theme drama , EL is a wrong choice. Watch this if you're into melodrama,fantasy and romance only.

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      3ngin33r Aug 14, 2017

      Advisers Alliance is more along those lines

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      reinie Aug 14, 2017

      Yeah, no... Don't bother if you're after action drama. Watch The Disguiser instead.

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      QueenCherry Aug 16, 2017 - edited



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