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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Boss & Me got me started on my love for Mainland dramas which lead to finding Xianxa through Zao Zanilia's Journey of Flower through to Eternal Love.

Both dramas feature male leads who are powerful and cold to start of with but when they fell for the female lead they never deviated. Ye Hua and Feng Teng were the definition of 'Laser-focused'... there wasn't even a hint of a chance for the female love rivals (not that I felt at all sorry for either)

They both acknowledge the romance and couple up very early on, none of this dragging out will they-won't-they business and work through their problems with varying degrees of maturity and success. Both happy endings too. You will fall for both dramas OTPs like a ten-ton brick.

Fabulous chemistry and solid acting. Yang Mi and Zhao Zanilia are both adorable and beautiful and most importantly THEY CAN ACT. Mark Chao is also specially amazing.

Those put off by CGI don't be, its inconsequential and the plot and characters will be what you care about. I've got to say though EL had better cast of characters (It seems like there are hundreds but I loved all of them) than Boss & Me. I watched both dramas twice each now and will probably watch EL again in the near future.
Recommended by reinie
Both star Yang Mi as the lead female and she is as good as expected.

Both have enduring love as a main theme. There's even a separation of our OTPs with both EL and YAMS. Also a forced/contrived cohabitation after finding each other again.

In both you can feel our OTPs almost unbearable pull towards each other. Male leads in both have amazing chemistry with Yang Mi's characters and both can be forceful and imposing(kissing scenes in both the drama and the movie was scorching) but show their gentle sides too. Huang Xiaoming and Mark Chao both have the most amazing jawlines though Mark is undoubtedly the better actor.

EL had the best soundtrack I've heard in a while but there is also YAMS' OST: Silent by Na Ying that stood out. If you're still hung up over EL give YAMS a try if you have 2 hours to spare.
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    Sawatdeedrama 29 days ago - edited
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      guccigall 29 days ago

      Don't worry, they will have their happy ending in Book 2.

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      Sophia 25 days ago

      Thanks for sharing the link! But it's so long... I will wait for the series to come out. Hoping for the same cast, as their chemistry was amazing and both portrayed their role so well that I cannot imagine anyone else playing them.

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      reinie 18 days ago - edited

      You should read it anyway, it's a relaxing read, only took me about 5 hrs, though I did skim read some parts when they were in the dream in the 2nd part

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    moonziyan Jun 21, 2017 - edited

    I'm on episode 5 and I'm thinking of dropping it. Someone convince me otherwise.

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      QueenCherry Jun 21, 2017

      YOU WILL REGRET IT The drama doesn't really POP Off until episode 14 that is when it GET's LITTTTT from there until the end.

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      GiaGia Jun 21, 2017

      If you're really getting bored. Jump to episode 26, watch it. Then, go back and watch 6.

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      Alekwang 28 days ago

      DON'T DO THE SAME MISTAKE I DID! UGHHH! Like seriously, if you go back a few months in the comment section, I was like you! I couldn't get into the storyline at all! But then episode 13/14 came and I was IN LOVE with it. It's now one of my favorites!

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      Sophia 25 days ago

      I too thought the beginning was too slow but at some point it got so interesting that after I finished, I decided to rewatch the beginning and relevant scenes.

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      ninan 24 days ago
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    Trouble-chan Jun 18, 2017 - edited

    Anyone know what's happened to the drama sites? Kissasian is struggling to stream apparently, and I've not been able to get on dramanice and dramacool for days now.ks something afoot? Getting a bit sad as I only really have Netflix UK if they're all going to disappear.....

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      Lovedoramas Jun 21, 2017

      You are welcome.i didn't want you to miss a good drama.hope you enjoy it.

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      Trouble-chan 26 days ago

      Thanks Sunny - I see they're back up, but a lot of the site isn't working. Search, etc. Still, at least they're back. :) Thanks for the links. Also KA is back pretty much as before so hopefully all three will keep going for now. I really wish East Asian tv companies would let them stream because people like me watch them and then buy our favourites on DVD, so they MAKE money in the end. smhs

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      LPA 17 days ago - edited

      Thanks for the comments on streaming sites. I'll try Drama Nice and Drama Cool, but I've tried kissasian sooo many times and I finally just gave up! There are so many junk ads that you can't help accidentally touching while you navigate the screen and it always drops in the middle of the drama. It's so frustrating.

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      Trouble-chan 17 days ago

      LPA - That's the problem with KA, whilst DN and DC have their own pop up issues they don't usually carry the viruses that KA's often do and they DON'T appear every time you touch your mouse, unlike at KA. I can recommend both DC and DN, DN edges it because, whilst run by the same people, it has the ability to have a bookmarks list of favourites. :)

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    Meli Jun 16, 2017

    still don't really feel mo yuan character, but it's one of the great drama, i think if they show us more, what god can do , beside just ghost tribe

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    oppalover87 Jun 16, 2017 - edited

    There's needs to be a second season. I wanted to see more of dong hua and feng jiu

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      Sophia 25 days ago

      Me too, I actually cried for them and not for the main couple. I saw on YouTube that they are producing another series about DH and FJ, but that they are not sure whom to cast...

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      MiraiArtx 7 days ago

      They were my favorite couple! And although it seems unlikely I really hope they cast Dilraba and Vengo again.

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    baudelaire Jun 15, 2017

    This show isn't in my favorites but maybe it should be! I keep rewatching a few episodes of this drama whenever I want to watch something and I can't bring myself to watch other dramas! This show wasn't as captivating as Nirvana in Fire but my god! I can't stop watching

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    Fran Jun 9, 2017 - edited

    It's been months and I'm still wondering when I'm going to get over this wonderful drama. <3
    Whenever I enter the site I catch myself taking a look at this page and whenever I'm on YouTube I end up looking for videos of the drama and reviewing my favorite scenes... I guess I'm not very normal! hahaha

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      Lovedoramas Jun 13, 2017

      Same.I feel you.I'm rewatching it again and still don't get bored of it.i don't know how many times i shall rewatch it in the future too.haha.Still lingering in this site for this drama...

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      Fran Jun 13, 2017

      Exactly how I feel. I'm already planning rewatching it now, and I know I'll see more in the future. It's good to know that more people have this same feeling! :) haha

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      Lovedoramas Jun 13, 2017 - edited

      True and we don't know when we will get to watch a similar drama like this.i also hope to see our main leads together in another drama but its really rare to see the reunion of the casts that we wish to see again in chinese dramaland.

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      Porktonkatsu Jun 15, 2017

      Same (sigh)

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    Noxidian Jun 9, 2017

    This drama is such a jewel! I have placed an order for the novel, and I can't wait to read the source material. I've never found Eternal Love boring. The cuddly, lovey scenes happen just often enough for you to internally scream every time (though I don't think there were enough kiss scenes bwahaha). For those reluctant to get into this drama: give it an earnest try!

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    foxfirenights Jun 8, 2017 - edited

    Hi! I am currently watching this drama and I love it very much ^-^ does anyone know where can I read the novel on which this drama is inspired?

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    Miracle Jun 7, 2017

    I gave this 9.5....damn its good.

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    Lovedoramas Jun 6, 2017 - edited

    YAY.9.1 again despite all those 1 point ratings!!But i'm not surprised. glad to know a lot of people enjoy this.

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      ninan Jun 6, 2017 - edited

      It looks like MyDramaList cleaned up 1 point ratings. They must figure out there are people purposely giving 1 point. Good! :-)

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    Jeannie Jun 3, 2017 - edited

    i watched this drama and really enjoyed it. while it's great to see so many people share how i feel and it has such a good rating on MDL, i think everyone should know that the novel off of which the drama was based plagiarizes the work of others. thus, although i'm happy for the hard work and resulting success of the production team, cast, crew, etc., i can't help but hate that the novel and its author will continue to benefit too. sigh.

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      krystalsoojungs Jun 4, 2017

      totally agree, although there isn't much we can do about it since China's copyright laws are terribly weak but I still love the story and the cast very much haha

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    mali May 30, 2017

    So upon finishing this, yes! I enjoyed it and rated it 9.5 only because It normally doesn't take 15 episodes to really get into a drama I really love but I understand now why. Although I got some passionate opinions about my personal opinions during early episodes, I meant no offense to anyone, but everyone has their personal views and opinions and I respect and truly try to understand everyone's views. No hating here pls. I am very open minded and we can all agree to disagree.

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    saycheese May 30, 2017 - edited

    I think I am one of the few odd one outs because I did not enjoy the drama as much. Yes, the quality is okay--not too bad but not to the extent of thinking "I can't get over it!!" or "This is such a masterpiece?!" after I have completed watching. I know it's not really the same plot, but if I were to compare it with other historical dramas I have watched recently like Nirvana in Fire and Sound of the Desert, this one pales in comparison in terms of how the drama is executed (hook, logic, cinematography) and the chemistry of the couple. I wouldn't say it was a full good 58 (episodes) x 40mins well spent because some scenes were repetitive while some were quite good. I think I only fully found myself enjoying this drama from about episode 17 onwards >< just my personal thoughts (no hate pls)

    and a tip for anyone watching on dramanice, the comment sections are randomly filled with spoilers.... e.g. you finished watching a particular episode (say ep 17) and scroll down to read the comments and somehow accidentally reading what will happen on ep 27 etc because of other commentators who are re-watching or have read the novel. Depends on how you see it, it can be good but to me greater extent bad because no more surprise factor.

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      kanhaa May 30, 2017

      Well I saw nirvana in fire too and if I were to rated it will be 9 for me. And as for Sound of the dessert I didn't manage to finish it. Too much love for Eternal love I rated it 9.5 so I mean to say that there is no real or unreal rating.

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      kanhaa May 30, 2017

      I like EL for its storyline and those fantastic actors who act brilliantly. I didn't care much about those comparison that u have mentioned such as cinematography.... But of courses I respect ur opinion. Peace

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      saycheese May 31, 2017 - edited

      I agree acting was brilliant but what did you like about the storyline?

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      Kiie 26 days ago

      me too at episode 16 and at the verge of dropping this drama. but then with all the raving reviews i will go on. Hope it gets better.....

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:

    9.1 (scored by 1,549 users)
  • Ranked:

    #6
  • Popularity:

    #12

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