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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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
Recommended by carolline
Same Director Lin Yufen (who also worked on Love O2O and Journey of Flower) both based on C-Novels, Xianxia with a strong romance core.
Recommended by reinie

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    tuneth21 16 days ago

    Just finished watching this AMAZING c-drama...woooow..just wow.... HIghly Recommended. I still can not believe I watched 58 episodes in one week...

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    RinnyMusic 19 days ago

    I love a drama that just leaves you so drain from watching it..If you have seen this one I would say put it on you to watch list.

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    Amiri 21 days ago

    it's been a while since i enjoyed a drama like this one.

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    jinnborn 23 days ago - edited

    Great drama, I really enjoyed it, the only problem was the ending of second couple, I didn't like their ending.

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      Emily 21 days ago

      No worries. They have their own novel that will be adapted soon into a drama. It's called pillow book. With a happy ending.

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      jinnborn 21 days ago

      That's great, thanks for good news, I love this couple so much, I can't wait for their happy ending.

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    Akumi 24 days ago - edited

    Wow....it seems like I'll either adore this drama or absolutely loathe it and everything it touched, from its creators/stealers to its fans. I'm not sure I'm prepared for that level of commitment emotionally. I think I'll wait to watch this one. XD

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    Emaan Ali 24 days ago

    In this drama I like the most dijun

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    reinie 24 days ago - edited

    Guys, guys who's checking out Lost Love in Times? Same adorable lady Director as 33lw...and I've researched the novel its based on...apparently its a HE, don't know yet if they'll change it in the drama though

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      reinie 14 days ago - edited

      @Dawnscent So far so good... I'm waiting for more episodes to come out because I'm greedy but from the little I've seen its very promising

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      reinie 14 days ago - edited

      @Shi I'm really really hoping they go for the HE because there's little enough of that in the CDrama world. It's almost a novelty. I am so glad I waited until the end of PA to watch it...I was checking the comments every few days and was mildly alarmed to see the explosion of WTFs in the last couple of days :D

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      Dawnscent 14 days ago

      Thank reinie I will surely check it out when it is complete. I did the same as you with PA keep checking the comments every day to see how people react , it was so good at the beginning and then started dragging till the end it is Doom haha. Just when I found a reason to watch it because of LGX is a BFF with Mark Zhao in Eternal love it ended awfully.

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      QueenCherry 10 days ago

      so far i LOVE IT

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      angeleste 2 days ago

      It's amazing so faaaaar!!!! I think I've made a huge mistake starting it while it's airing. I was trying to recover from the serious withdrawal problem after EL, but now I'm even more addicted to Lost Love in Times... It’s just… Amazing… XD

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    yuyamatsushitafan 26 days ago

    sooooooooo goooooooood

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    jinnborn 28 days ago - edited

    Everyone say it's a great drama, I'm on episode 9 but I'm not hooked on the drama yet,i'm wondering if I should keep watching or just drop it.Does it get better???

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      yuyamatsushitafan 26 days ago

      I WAS JUST LIKE YOU AND DROPPED AT EP 2, FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL I GOT recommended to start it at episode 14th (coz thats when shits finally progress).
      So I did again and got hooked ever since.
      Then I came back to watch from episode 1 again.

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      jinnborn 25 days ago

      I kept watching, now I'm on episode 37 and it's great, I love it, I'm glad I didn't drop it.

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      me too. I've finished it maybe a month ago, but i'm still here. Hehehehe

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      Jenn 16 days ago

      I finished this drama (forcibly due to good reviews ) and I find it boring and repetitive.

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      jinnborn 16 days ago

      I skipped some scene so I didn't get bored, but I like it overall,specially I loved the second couple. Maybe it wasn't your cup of tea, but since I'm new to period chinese drama, I like it,since it doesn't have politics that I hate.

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    Michelle Jul 15, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know where i can read the english translation of pillow book online?

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      ninan 27 days ago - edited

      I found it by google three lives three world pillow book pdf.

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    ryubin Jul 15, 2017 - edited

    hello, out of curiosity, is there a love triangle? (MFM) or square or whatever?

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    Annalisse Jul 14, 2017 - edited
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      princesspersimmon Jul 17, 2017

      i think you might have worded your sentence about the happy ending a tad bit confusing. anyways, the drama is also called "ten miles of peach blossoms" or " three lives, three loves" or something of that nature, i've heard it in different language translations lol. From my understanding of it, the story is meant to depict a love that transcends lifetimes. BQ is a nine-tailed fox, and in the story it says that nine- tailed foxes will chose the same mate forever, regardless of how many reincarnations they go through. thats the reason why BQ falls in love with ye hua everytime, hence their happy ending is inevitable, they'll always end up with each other. as for the other love stories they're just side stories to BQ and YH. but they're still interesting to watch.

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      Annalisse Jul 17, 2017
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    reinie Jul 13, 2017 - edited

    I know its still early days...but has anyone heard anything about the Pillow Book adaptation? Rumours and speculations? I know that it was bought by the different Production company but shouldn't there be more movement by now...they should be riding EL's popularity like a cowboy!

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      BadAllDay 25 days ago - edited

      I'm watching this drama at the moment and tried to google for more info. I've heard the same as you and would love to know if there's going to be an adaptation too!

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      reinie 24 days ago

      It's making me sad that we have no news as of yet. I've taken to stalking the Director instead. The hope is that she'd be asked to get involved in any sequel/alternative production. Keeping my eye on Soompi for news.

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    Pinocchio Jul 11, 2017 - edited

    Why are people comparing this to NIF they're literally 2 different genres so it shouldn't even be the same

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      reinie Jul 13, 2017 - edited

      @Elix Cool story bro...please move on along, I'd really appreciate that thanks...
      I like how you're getting so riled up about this, maybe you should take up Copyright Law in the future and maybe move to China to help combat this huge issue, it might improve your terminology too...'fan brats' doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
      Love,
      A 'fan brat' XOXO

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      reinie Jul 13, 2017 - edited

      @Pinocchio unfortunately in life 'haterz gonna hate'...what I want to know is how people think this stacks up against General & I or Journey of Flower.
      In all honesty I don't know either, I had a vague hope that I left the flame wars behind me in my misspent youth but I see they'll follow me to my grave. We should all just stop adding wood to the fire or alternatively give it more rope to hang itself. I don't know which I prefer...

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      Elix beorn Jul 14, 2017 - edited

      @reinie lol being a fan brat and all is ok, but definitely I am going to stand up for whats right unlike you fan brat. Do I seem riled up? Its more like you are projecting your feelings onto me for reasons not know to me. Maybe its time to grow up for you from being a spoiled fan brat to someone having sound judgement. Twisting words don't really make you right "fan brat" or does it? Just because a "fan brat" likes this drama doesn't mean all its negatives are to be dismissed in consideration of his/her majesty the "fan brat". Seriously demented response reinie. Maybe you need a doctor too.. Its ironic that just when I am about to "move along" someone like you "comes along" lol.

      Now this was a personal attack in response to your personal attack. Can you tell the difference between criticizing drama and being disrespectful or your IQ too low for that?

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      EmpyreanConqueror Jul 14, 2017

      @Elix beorn, let's leave them be.

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    real_Mokona Jul 7, 2017 - edited

    Most chinese drama are way to long and has a lot of useless/ interesting characters BUT I actually liked or even loved every Character of this Drama and the main story of cause!

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      Mimi Jul 11, 2017

      Same I still can't get over it even tho it ended for so long already this is literally the best Chinese drama out there like no kidding I haven't seen any drama that has so many eps but still kept me hooked till then end

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 1,744 users)
  • Ranked:

    #7
  • Popularity:

    #8

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