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.
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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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    Gucci Hau Apr 21, 2017

    Such a nice drama. Super loved ye Hua and Qian qian

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    cgaman Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    Yawn. I'm not a fast forward person. I usually watch the episodes as the production team wanted me to watch, that is not ff thru a single scene. DJ+FJ romance got so annoying I literally dropped the show at episode 46 am not thinking of going back to it ever...

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 21, 2017

      everyone has different tastes haha so it's okay!
      hm I also thought DH/FJ was annoying until they explained everything in episode 52 which really made me support them after that, but I guess you won't be watching that part :((

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      Reta Apr 22, 2017 - edited

      I guess people really do have different tastes. Everyone thinks that DJ and FJ were draggy, but those two were my Favourite couple.I loved them more than the main couple, and not even at a single point I thought their story was draggy. I felt that there was a hidden tail behind them, which was explained at the end as you said. Their love was so touching and sad. I just finished the show and they are the two that are on my mind, not the main couple. That's kinda funny. Honestly, reading people's comments makes me feel that those two's relationship wasn't well understood or appreciated, which really annoys me. So I better just not continue reading the comments and keep my version of a beautiful memory of the show. But seriously, nobody agrees with me? That's sad :(

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      Liveload13 Apr 22, 2017

      The first time i watched the series i also didnt like DJ and FJ scenes but when i rewatched it i find their love story heartbreaking even though they love each other they cant be together

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      guccigall Apr 22, 2017

      I fast forwarded all of FJ-DH scenes. I hated how FJ was so clingy. Gosh, she just cannot understand the word NO.

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      Reta Apr 22, 2017 - edited

      One should also realise that they live for thousands of years with not much to do, they sort of have a lot of time on their hands to be persistent. Also, she never gave up because as we saw at the end, it was not that he did not like her, he just could not be with her. She was consistent. I do not like characters who fall in and out of love easily. I feel the same towards Li Jing. It is Bai Qian really who fell for three people in the show, her master, Li Jing and Ye Hua. I obviously liked the lead actress too, I'm just saying that I prefer FJ and DH.

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    eoniii Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    WOW. Except for the draggy romance between Feng Jiu and Dong Hua, all else were GREAT!
    Their acting is really good, especially the main leads.
    My first time seeing Mark Chao and he really amazed me with his acting. I really hope for more of his projects!
    I just wished there were more romance at the end to compensate for all the difficulties they've encountered together. :(
    Overall, this drama is REALLY GOOD!

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 21, 2017 - edited

      Ending was great! But I think a lot of people wanted to see the wedding and YH/BQ having their second child, but that stuff doesn't happen until in the pillow books I think and since the production company were unable to obtain the copyrights to the pillow books, they couldn't put that part in. But I guess we can always leave everything up to our imagination :D

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      carolline Apr 25, 2017

      wow, do they have second child in the novel ? u're right, i really want to see YH and BQ officially married, but there will be no 2nd season i think hahaha..

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    yipyip Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    Marathoned this and managed to finished 58 episodes in 3 days!! A new record for me! I thought the first half was a bit slow paced but necessary to set up the story. Also, I found the story between Feng Jiu & Dong Hua at times extreeeeeeemely draggy to the point that I had to fast forward their scenes in the latter episodes.

    HOWEVER, MARK CHAO, YOU BEAUTY!! Definitely surpassed all my expectations although he first passed my screen about 7 years ago in Black & White. As I am not such a movies person, I haven't kept up to date with his works but he definitely has hell of a great acting skills. His eyes are just mesmerising to say the least. I could ga-ga at them all day. Also, little A-Li was super adorbs! The music was also hauntingly beautiful!!

    A bit disappointing about the ending but all in all, a great drama! :) Now to cure my withdrawal and panda eyes! haha

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 20, 2017

      are you disappointed in the ending because there was no wedding/second child shown??? hehe because other than that, I thought the ending was pretty good :D
      I don't think they were able to show an ending+extra kids because I think those take place in the pillow book that they didn't get copyrights to

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      goo Apr 21, 2017
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      Jordan Apr 22, 2017

      so much respect for you finishing it in 3 days

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      yipyip Apr 23, 2017

      I was disappointed more in the fact that they should have shown some more happier moments together after so much tragedy and sadness!! ahaha.

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    shoetsukiyama Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    Y'all I heard the Pillow Book will be made into a drama, with different casts though :--/ Will forever see my precious Dilireba and Weiguang as Feng Jiu and Dong Hua :--( I re-read the Pillow Book after watching this and I could picture the two ;;

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      EleniEmpress Apr 21, 2017

      When will this happen ?????? OHHH I don't want them to change the cast !!!! Dilraba and Vengo are perfect as Feng Jiu and Dong Hua respectively !!!!

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      shoetsukiyama Apr 21, 2017

      There are no other details besides that yet ;3; And yes, I agree with you!! Dilireba and Weiguang actually have a new movie together, but he is second lead! (yet again!). Most of Weiguang's works have him as second lead in them ;; Even the other 1 or 2 ones that he had with Dilireba before aaaa

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      EleniEmpress Apr 21, 2017

      I totally agree with you !!!!!

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      Jordan Apr 22, 2017

      (pause for dramatic effect) and then NOOOOOO

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    martyfairy Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    I'm at episode 3 and I think the second prince is freaking hot!!! *çççççççççççç*

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      guccigall Apr 17, 2017

      He is hotter in Love o2o.

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      martyfairy Apr 18, 2017

      Then I must watch it *_____*

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      Emily Apr 18, 2017

      I agree. He is very handsome. His costumes are also the best. I didn't like Ye Hua's black cloacks. Except in the final scene. That costume looked great on him.

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    Lovely Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    I don't know how many weeks passed by since I finished this but I am still stuck in the slump.

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      Emily Apr 18, 2017

      @kailtyn. You watched the first 2 eps of this new drama? You recommend? Pity the male leads looks so young...

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      Lovely Apr 18, 2017

      I already planned watching that but I am really not sure if I can handle LuHan in a male role because he looks like a little kid to me. Maybe I am gonna try it when all eps aired but thanks.

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    anne Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    Eternal love and i started on a wrong foot, i tried watching it the first time but it failed to catch my attention but since i saw that so many people have been going gaga over this i chose to give it a second chance and i was not dissapointed im glad i did watch it again as it finally managed zo lure me in. This was a good drama for me l, even though i wasnt as enamored wd dis as i was with JoF i still loved it . It filled my longing for wuxia dramas. I woild recommend it zo everone who's looking for a good wuxia to pass time...

    P.S. i think my only conolain abt dis drama is BQ lack of maternal instinct for her child, im sure she loved the kid but it would be great if we actually saw more of that through her interactions with him

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      Emily Apr 16, 2017

      @kristal. No doubt BQ cares a lot about Ali, but indeed her feelings are not really strong. It seemed unrealistic to me at first (so I wondered if the author has any kids herself), but at the same time it is kind of refreshing. Almost all romance novels (even american ones) put the kid first. It makes a story predictable in a way.
      Love for your husband and love for your child is very different. And in this novel/drama and the epilogue/mini specials (not sure those are all written by the author) it seems that BQ/YH put eachother first. That is also why I like their lovestory so much.

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      Kiseki Apr 17, 2017

      Lack of parental instinct is exactly one of the reason I dislike Yehua and BQ. So many times in the drama they were going to die or do some other things without even pausing to think 'I'll be orphaning my child.' It was always about them about their love and willingness to sacrifice for each other which is fine and dandy, but soooo selfish considering they made a life that they have a responsibility to.

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      Jordan Apr 17, 2017 - edited

      I genuinely didn't care about their parental instinct isn't that a myth? if anything it is a little refreshing to see a female lead who isn't expected to be great with kids or put them first I mean some people aren't going to be good parents my gut tells me she is the type who is better with older kids; also, the kid is like 500 years old and a god I think he is doing ok...I didn't dislike the YH/BQ couple at all it is rare you see such a devoted male lead or such a strong female lead who isn't in your face rude (writers rude does not equal strong it equals insecure in my book); I just happened to enjoy watching the FJ/DH ship more

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      Emily Apr 17, 2017 - edited
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    Chie Apr 15, 2017 - edited

    Someone tell me more c historical drama like this and happy ending for the main couple? please!

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      Emily Apr 16, 2017 - edited

      I moved on to Journey of Flower. You can read the comment section of that drama and decide whether you want to give it a try. Warning, that one is quite heavy. In the end I felt like I have been hit by a train. And I cried a lot.

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      oppalover87 Apr 16, 2017

      Definitely Journey of Flower. It was fantastic. There is one character who plays her evil part so well that you want to kill her but that just shows how good the acting is.

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      Lovely Apr 17, 2017

      I don't recommend Journey of Flower. I haven't finished it yet but I am at ep 46 or so and I cannot manage the stupidity that is all the characters. I reached a point where I don't want anybody to have a happy ending anymore and I am normally not that type of person at all - but well that is just my opinion.

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    Marti Apr 15, 2017 - edited

    I wish there could of been a little more story for Bai Qian & Ye Hua as well as Feng Jiu & Dong Hua, but overall enjoyed it xD

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      Jordan Apr 17, 2017

      all aboard the Feng Jiu & Dong Hua train!

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    Arly Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    I've been watching 6 episodes of this drama with a friend. We don't understand the hype around this drama. There are too many things we don't understand about the story: who's the hero? Is he the 'god of war' that goes into seclusion all the time? Is he the second prince of the demons?

    We would like to know if Eternal Love is as good as people say? Should we continue to watch it? And WHY?

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      Aza Apr 15, 2017

      indeed...the phase of Su Su and Ye Hua met in the mortal world is the beginning of the true <3... :)

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      Chelly Apr 15, 2017 - edited

      try to watch it till ep 11 or 12. One of those eps convinced me to watch the whole thing, I wasn't sure before. Now this drama is like my favorite thing ever.

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 15, 2017 - edited

      yeah the drama might not suit your taste, so it's okay!! try to watch until at least episode 12/13, that's where the story sells for most fans.

      this drama is really really popular in China, and I've noticed that a lot of times, popular dramas in China aren't necessarily popular with international fans due to cultural differences/vibes. so it's okay if you don't like it! :))

      I didn't even like yang mi before this drama and I'd only seen one movie with mark chao before but this drama made me become a huge Yang Mi fan and also adore mark chao's acting.

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      Emily Apr 16, 2017

      I would say, don't give up on this drama yet. I had the same with Journey of Flower, I watched Eternal Love 3 times (first unsubbed and skipped parts, then subbed and finally only the fav parts). That's what it took for me to move on. But although it was 4 weeks later when I started a new drama (Journey of Flower) I still had trouble to let this drama in. I disliked the first 10 episodes, but I trusted the ratings and I'm glad I did. Whilst I like Eternal Love more than Journey of Flower, the latter was definitely worth watching.

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      pastelmint Apr 25, 2017

      yahh I skipped a few parts of the first few episodes and made my sister explained them to me lol. Then everything went good then.

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 1,381 users)
  • Ranked:

    #6
  • Popularity:

    #16

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