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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    EmpyreanConqueror May 13, 2017 - edited

    My friend recommended me this drama, however upon watching the first 3 episodes I found that it moved too slow for my liking. Should I keep on watching?

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      TianQi May 13, 2017

      It picks up around ep 11!

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      guccigall May 14, 2017

      Most Cdramas move slowly compared to Kdramas ( 16 episodes) but that is the beauty of it, I reckon. You get to know the characters better.

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      LadyNoir May 22, 2017

      DEFINITELY! I am oo glad I watched it. The stroyline is realllllyyy good and it might be slow in the beginning, but it picks up fast. Chinese dramas are typically slower since they're longer and set up more f the plot and scene in the beginning, but yes it is definitely worth it!

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    Lovely May 10, 2017 - edited

    At this point I think I will never get over this.

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      Reta May 11, 2017

      I know right. Flashbacks of eternal love are always there wherever we go and whatever we watch.

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      Lovely May 11, 2017

      You may call it an eternal love. lol

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      palak May 12, 2017

      oh my god I am crying because this is so true

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      Mimi May 14, 2017

      Same I think I won't ever get over it too. This series literally fits the title eternal love lol

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    ArielHnin May 9, 2017 - edited

    I already watched 5th time to this drama & I still addicted .for me EL include in my favourite all time drama list and I don't regret watched this long drama . EL Go Go Gooo ~~~~

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      Gucci Hau May 11, 2017

      Same!! I wanna move on but keep going back to EL.

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      ArielHnin May 11, 2017

      yeah ~~ I try to watch new K-drama(ruler: master of the mask ) but my mind is still attached to Eternal Love & I can't move on to other drama :( :(

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      Mimi May 14, 2017

      Same I'm watching other dramas but I'm just hooked onto eternal love forever

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    CarrieannWhite May 8, 2017

    loved this drama,can re-watch, the acting, costumes and plot was just fantastic.. cried and was happy sometimes. Loved Riceball nice acting..

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    cgaman May 7, 2017 - edited

    Ye, who complained there is nothing to watch after 3L3W, read this:

    1. Have ye checked out the top rated dramas on this site? In terms of C-dramas, there are only two rated +9.0 in the top list (of this site): Nirvana in Fire (9.2) and 3L3W (9.1)

    2. 3L3W actually borrowed some stuff from Nirvana in Fire (helping the most benign Prince to become the King instead of the scheming/plotting one, using a seductive drug on a royalty figure, scheming Imperial Consort getting demoted (ie. Sujin), etc.)

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      cgaman May 9, 2017

      @Tongko, buddy. You must differentiate 'derived inspiration from' and 'direct rip-off of.' Guess which category 3L3W/EL belongs to?

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      Tongko May 10, 2017 - edited

      lets compare this main plot, duke of mount deer and nirvana in fire..

      wei xiaobao can't fight, solve various impossible matters using his brain, strategy and cunning
      lin shu can't fight either, also using his brain, strategy and cunninng..

      wei xiaobao become leader of heaven and earth society,
      lin shu become leader of jiang zuo alliance.

      wei xiaobao childhood friend is prince kang xi of qing dynasty, later become emperor
      lin shu childhood friend is prince jing of southern liang dynasty, later become emperor too

      wei xiaobao help prince kang zi gaining more power, crush the rebellion
      lin shu help prince jing, gaining more power and stop the rebellion

      in the end, wei xiaobao help qing dynasty war against russian empire,
      in the end, lin shu also help southern liang dynasty war against nothern wei.

      now then, which one is the direct rip-off?

      how about gulong works, meteor butterfly sword, is it rip off from the godfather?

      hana kimi? the great william shakespeare wrote twelfth night about love story a girl disguised as a boy stuff in year 1600..
      is it a rip off too??

      see, similarity always happens in drama..
      as long its less than 80% similarity, than its a new story..

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      namopanik May 10, 2017 - edited

      MCs personalities seem vastly different. Unability to fight is related to his illness, he was a fighter before. I don't see the revenge part neither.
      Now I'm confused again, are you asking seriously which is a rip-off? Because one is REWRITTEN with only changing one of the main character's sex, the other shares some common plot points typical for those kind of stories.

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      RejaulHoque May 10, 2017

      Dont understand whats the big deal about the story having similarities. I wouldnt mind watching a story if its a complete copy of another as long as the end result is as good as NIF was. I have read or seen so many stories that its easy to always find similarities in new ones. The story actually has a very small percentage on a show being success or failure, its rather a combination of production, acting and directing which matters most and also a reason why NIF became such success. There are a lot of shows which had a very good story but has bad ratings because they failed on those aspects which resulted in bad execution. Given different circumstances and both EL and NiF could have been flop. So instead of comparing just relish on the fact that they became masterpieces of chinese tv.

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      Tongko May 10, 2017 - edited

      That is exactly my poin.. whats the big deal?? if they have similarity above 80% then you can say it cleverly disguised, borrowed from, etc.. if not, its just a new story with similar character or event, etc..

      @namopanik
      you missing my point, its not a question.. its sarcasm to my buddy cgaman..

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    risaruart May 7, 2017 - edited

    Can someone jog my memory on why dong hua took his name off that big rock

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      krystalsoojungs May 7, 2017
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    Maral May 6, 2017 - edited

    Can anyone suggest me a site to download chinese drama?!with english sub??

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      guccigall May 7, 2017
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      SivmengHay May 7, 2017

      Kissasian

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      cgaman May 7, 2017

      Subs are easy to find. Just go to subscene.com to get ENG subs for just about anything!

      The difficult part is getting the video. Doesn't matter if the vid is subbed or not cuz subscene will fill that void.

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      Tongko May 8, 2017 - edited

      doramax264.com
      small size encoded drama

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    Sharn May 3, 2017

    I want a season 2 so bad </3

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    RhopalocerA May 3, 2017 - edited

    I'm so proud this drama now reached up to 1000+ viewer ..Hope it will reach 2000 soon ^^ For those who have recently finished this drama n caught EL withdrawal symptoms, I understand you guys totally :P There are many of us like that here. Me, its been almost two month I've finished this one but I keep coming to this page everyday.. I really miss YH+BQ couple >.<

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      Fran May 3, 2017 - edited

      I am in exactly the same situation, I finished more than a month ago and I still have not recovered from abstinence, every day I go here on the page to read the comments. :)

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      guccigall May 3, 2017 - edited

      Thanks to this drama, I've discovered this site. Now, I'm stuck here like glue. Happy that it's ranked highly here. Hopefully, more people will discover the beauty of Cdrama.

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      Fran May 3, 2017

      I also feel happy to see the high ranking, Eternal Love is wonderful and deserves all the merits! Like you, I also hope that more people will appreciate the beauty and quality of the Cdramas, so that they achieve the recognition they deserve. :)

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      Sharn May 3, 2017

      I am totally in a rewatching loop. Oh God why do I ship Yang Mi x Mark Chao so much.

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      Gucci Hau May 11, 2017

      Same situation! I think I need help!!

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    RejaulHoque Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    Is that the end because it really doesnt feel like, plus it seems the story was cut short at the end. Or it could be just me not wanting it to end. Everyones saying about Mark doing a fantastic job but have to say i am really impressed with Yang Mi. The way she played the carefree Si Yin then docile sweet Su Su and fiery Bai Qian was simply good. Especially at the end where she played the figurine Su Su and heartbroken Bai Qian simultaneously. Anyways now that it has ended have to go through withdrawal syndrome for a few days before i find something else to replace.


    For some reason have enjoyed watching chinese historicals more than korean ones. Its just so easier to the eyes maybe because of such high production values that it becomes more of fantasy (most of them are) than a historical story.

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      RejaulHoque May 3, 2017

      Recent modern c-dramas are doing what j-dramas do well by mixing up their stories with new and unique stuff but better than jdramas because of higher production which is where k-dramas are falling behind.

      Really wish the networks would understand that they have huge international viewers and would try to provide subtitles inorder to make their shows more popular.

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      guccigall May 3, 2017 - edited

      Modern Cdramas are getting there. I myself am not into medical dramas but fell in love with "Surgeons"- produced by the producers of Nirvana in Fire, Battle of Changsha, When a Snail Falks in Love, Love Me if You Dare, Ode to Joy.

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      lotus12341 May 6, 2017

      I agree with you. I also enjoy watch c-historical drama more than korean counterpart. As for modern drama, I may prefer Taiwan ones, such as In Time With You, The Way We Were or Fated to Love You. However recently, c-modern drama such as Ode to Joy become one of my favorites as well.

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      krystalsoojungs May 6, 2017

      Ode to Joy!!! That's my favorite modern cdrama ever!! <3333 but yeah chinese historicals are probably the best imo

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    Reta Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    Ten miles of peach blossoms is a piece of art. Floating from the drama's intensity to the novel's meticulousness, the story of eternal love is an impeccable one that will last with us and forever remain the highlight of our youthful drama years until we no longer remember we were once drama devotees.

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    Alekwang Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    What am I supposed to do after finishing it? Nothing seems worth watching anymore. I started this just because I didn't know what to watch and I was sure that I would never be able to watch all the 58 episodes (and rewatch some of them) but I was WRONG. This turned out to be one of my favorites, everything was amazing, the actors, the costumes, the effects. Gosh, the feels.

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      guccigall Apr 30, 2017

      If you're into medical drama, Surgeons helped me move on.

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      Reta Apr 30, 2017 - edited

      For me, reading the novels ( ten miles of peach blossoms and pillow book) which the drama is based on were my only solution. I totally recommend them for anyone who loved eternal love. They really have the same feel as watching the show, if anything they are even more indulging and enjoyable (for me at least).

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      RoyalMajesty May 2, 2017 - edited

      I'm watching "Fighter of the Destiny", it is actually from the novel ze tian ji (way of choices). it' s a good story about how you control your own fate by making your own choices.. And I'm loving it so far, it somehow helps me to forget about Eternal Love,
      For me.. it has its own charm. :)

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      lotus12341 May 6, 2017

      I also read the novels after finishing the drama, and now, i really hope there will be drama adaptation for Pillow Book as well.

      After watching Eternal Love, I watched Swords of Legends because the casts are almost the same and it also xianxia but I am disappointed. Then, I watch another genre of dramas to stop myself from comparing the drama with Eternal Love.

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      Reta May 7, 2017

      lol, I tried watching it too and liked the first episode but then...... Yeah I know how you feel, now i'm just watching random stuff, I don't know if anything will ever compare to eternal love. It was as unique as a show could be, but don't worry, time and your friends here will help you heal :)

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    MiraiArtx Apr 29, 2017 - edited

    After finishing the drama, I have to say that I absolutely love Fengjiu x Dijun. Seems to be an unpopular opinion, but anyone else?

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      Alekwang Apr 30, 2017

      At first I disliked them but I was wrong because I loved them, especially toward the ending of the drama.

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      Reta Apr 30, 2017

      That is a good point, but lol, I wanna enjoy this as long as I can. I'll try watching other drama like this later too. I don't know if I will like anything as much as eternal love, but I should try.

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      MiraiArtx May 2, 2017

      Yes definitely. Let me know if you finish Pillow Book :)

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    Malyza Suon Apr 28, 2017 - edited

    Will this drama get 10/10 ? I checked this page many times just to see the rating. it's hard to find high rating drama, even popular K-drama still can't get it. I'm happy that EL got this high viewer :)

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      guccigall Apr 28, 2017

      I doubt.

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      Tongko Apr 28, 2017

      impossible.. 10/10 if perfect score..
      if one person, just one person rate it 9,9 then the whole score will drop to 9,9

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      Malyza Suon Apr 30, 2017

      I know that it can't, nothing perfect to get 100 point but still glad that it got 9.1 :)

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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