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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    keziaclara Apr 13, 2017

    Such a wonderful adaptation, all of the actors successfully deliver a great performance, it'll be wonderful if they also turn pillow book into a life action.

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    Derhanman Apr 12, 2017 - edited

    Please someone tell me more c historical drama like this the acting was awesome also the girl was strong to and the main male lead only had eye for her i need more drama like this the first chinese drama that i actually liked and didn't skip also i didnt like journey of flower so dont recommend that drama but guys can u tell me more drama like this

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      Arly Apr 14, 2017

      I recommend you watch:
      - General and I --> my favorite drama ever!
      - Princess Wei Young
      - Lady and Liar (Historical, but around 1900)

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      Pei26 Apr 14, 2017

      princess wei young, i think its good enough

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      Mighty_Brosia Apr 14, 2017

      hehe.. too bad.. I love Journey of the flower... :(

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      Jordan Apr 14, 2017

      Did you prefer one couple over the other? Because I liked the second couple, I can recommend some shows with a similar 'feel' not necessarily a Xanxia but the BQ/YH ship is a little tougher if you want a HE (however I haven't seen as many drams on here as everyone else) You could try Ice Fantasy but it gives me more of an action feel with less romance. Eternal Love feels like the fruition of many years of this genre developing and sounds like they may have found the perfect 'product' I bet you that we start to see a lot more shows like this one--

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      Emily Apr 16, 2017 - edited

      Have you seen Prince of Lan Ling? I liked that a lot. Terrible 2nd lead syndrome though, so you have been warned.

      Not a historical drama, but My Sunshine was a nice diversion (I usually only watch historical dramas). So many happy scenes in the end (like 1 or 2 episodes specially made for fans it seems). I like Wallace Chung so much (the male lead from General and I). A pity they butchered the English language in My Sunshine.

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    vmv Apr 12, 2017 - edited

    Garbage...what a mount of garbage here...
    She didn't give a fuk about her child ...not even 5%...all she cared was the dik of her lover.
    Disgusting.

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      Pei26 Apr 14, 2017

      i agree with you. but maybe that's because she never be 'mother'. Her guilty pushed her to run away from reality.

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      rian Apr 14, 2017
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      Emily Apr 14, 2017

      @vmv. Really don't like the way you express yourself. There is no need for using such language.

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      meem Apr 14, 2017
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    Aza Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    I miss Ye Hua, Bai Qian and A Li. Am keep listening to Chilly/Liang Liang ost.. :(

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      Jordan Apr 11, 2017 - edited

      I miss Dong Hua, Si Ming, and Feng Jiu....
      I can't say I miss the Celestial Emperor...

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      Fean Apr 14, 2017

      I get what u mean, I listen to it everyday too!!

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    Lovely Apr 10, 2017

    I wish I was a "re-watch person" but sadly I am not.

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    blabla100 Apr 10, 2017 - edited

    Up to ep 36, it's a nice drama, but not really as addictive as I hoped it will be. I like Ye Hua and Bai Qian a lot, but plot wise, their story-line isn't as intriguing as I was expecting it to be, especially giving the 3 lives premise. Dunno exactly what's missing, so let's just say that their plot-line is a bit too softcore for my tastes.

    On the other hand, I find Feng Jiu x Dong Hua much more interesting and intriguing and I'm more curious to see their development. I'm more for the mysterious / cold type of characters, who aren't as easy to read. They keep my interest alive by letting me guessing what's on their mind.

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      guccigall Apr 10, 2017

      Hmmm, I, on the other hand, disliked Fj and DH's story because FJ was too clingy and pushy. Loved YH and QQ's story to bits.

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 10, 2017 - edited

      I love both!! haha but everyone has different tastes so it's okay :D

      I actually only found FJ/DH relationship tolerable at first, but I LOVED them after episode 52 when their journey is given so much more depth and background.

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      moondust Apr 11, 2017

      Since you're only up to ep36 I don't want to end up spoiling anything but the premise from what the author originally penned about 3 lives aspect, did change. But fixed it in a way can still be considered "3 lives" but certainly not as impactful if you ask me however it worked for how the plot turns out. Sorry if this sounds very alien to you right now lol

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    Luna Apr 10, 2017 - edited

    This one of the BEST CDrama so far. I watched this several times and still not bored with it.
    Salute to the actors, actresses and the whole crew for such wonderful drama.
    For those who haven't watch this movie, I highly recommended to EVERYONE.
    Thumbs up!!
    oh.. the best Episode.. its in Ep 30...hahahah...
    Ja!

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      Nathan Apr 11, 2017 - edited

      haha yeah i love Ep 30 a lot. It's one of the best episodes. I lowkey re-watched Ep 30 three times.

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      Aza Apr 11, 2017

      Indeed. Its worthy to rewatch again and again. Oh i miss them!!

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      Malyza Suon Apr 15, 2017

      Episode 30 is my favorite too, especially first part when they meet again, the ost made it more romantic, I keep re-watch it many times❤️

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    Fran Apr 10, 2017 - edited

    What a WONDERFUL drama! It could have a 100 epis that would not tire of this beautiful story and full of entrancing characters, no doubt has already entered the favorites! Mark Chao is so talented and beautiful, it won my heart completely, in several scenes I was shocked by the emotion and despair he showed only with his eyes!

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    Lifeisbeautiful Apr 9, 2017 - edited

    Okay.i had high expectations for this drama and it didn't disappoint me.My favourite c-drama.58episodes is not enough for me.haha.i can't even believe this drama is over.i guess i'll love this more than a movie version

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      Lifeisbeautiful Apr 10, 2017 - edited
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      Lifeisbeautiful Apr 10, 2017 - edited

      @guccigall Me too.i really really love it that i even want to read a book.i don't know what to do next after finishing this drama.i just check its fanpages day by day and listen to its excellent osts again and again.I hope to see Mark and Yang Mi together in another drama as main leads.They have such a great chemistry.But i'm not sure this dream will come true or not haha.

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 10, 2017 - edited

      @Lifeisbeautiful ME TOO there are so many scenes that I know by heart!! Episode 30 is definitely one of them!!!! we are never going to get over these feels LOL

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    meem Apr 7, 2017 - edited

    I need help! what should I do after finishing this drama TT anyone got something similar?? I mean the romance in this drama is amazing

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      meem Apr 14, 2017
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      Jordan Apr 14, 2017

      @meem thanks! I actually saw someone else using it on this site (I think it was Kristana) and they didn't mind if I adapted it as well FJ is my fave character in the show (if you haven't noticed....)

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      Jordan Apr 14, 2017
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      meem Apr 14, 2017
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      Jordan Apr 14, 2017 - edited

      @meem O_o

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    ExoPanda Apr 7, 2017 - edited

    Please help me where can I find this drama?

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      Jenny Apr 7, 2017

      wow they did add the subs, there were no subs while the drama was still airing :D

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 7, 2017

      I think it's because they whip their subs off of dramafever hahaha so they were probs waiting for dramfever to finish subbing first lol

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      guccigall Apr 7, 2017

      Dramafever

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    Wen07 Apr 6, 2017

    Mark Chao gets better as the drama continues... So cute!!

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    Red Apr 4, 2017

    awe such a good drama

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    dhaliahn Apr 3, 2017

    One of the best c-dramas ever!!!! 58 episodes with a natural pace (and I wanna watch all of them again! Such beautiful and well written story!

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    CheriLynzzz Apr 3, 2017 - edited

    I just want to say that the writers/production actually did a really good job adapting the novel (mostly from BQ's POV) into a drama (narrator/viewer POV). When the drama was announced I was wondering how they would incorporate the back stories that BQ recounted in her mind, (I.e. Her stay at Kunlun) as the novel starts out at the birth of YH. They did a really good job rearranging the story so it could fit chronologically instead of using a bunch a flashbacks for the back stories/'previous lives'.

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      Jordan Apr 5, 2017

      @krystalsoojungs is the novel you speaking of 'Legend of Concubine Lu Zhen' can you give a description?

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      Emily Apr 8, 2017 - edited

      @jorda. Sorry.. I had to pass a medical exam in the past few days and... devoted my time Journey of Flower.

      Susan Johnson is not my favourite eithe, but my sister loved her. Before she returned to china she left me all her paperbacks incl this author. I only like one of her books, about a russian prince set in late 1800. All the male are incredible playboys and see other women during their relationship. I don't like that.

      I'm still in my exams. I will send you a private message with a list of authors which is OK and that combines romance and skinship. I don't remember their names, not because I didn't like them, but I read so many different authors and with everything digital now there is no need to remember them.

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      Jordan Apr 8, 2017

      @Emily good luck on your exams I will check out the list. Is that novel Seized by Love? because if it is that happens to be the one I like by her too (it's on my kindle) I think I liked it because it was different from your typical romance. And I agree of your assessment of most of her novels.

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      Jordan Apr 8, 2017

      @krystalsoojungs I will give it a shot I am a little wary if only because I still like shows with a heavy romantic plot as well but I do enjoy scheming/obstacles :D

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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    9.1 (scored by 1,381 users)
  • Ranked:

    #6
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