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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    BeKaiLLe Apr 3, 2017

    yo!!!! erase my memories right now. I need that potion she used to erase her memories. I want to forget i watched this drama so i can watch it all over again.

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    Jordan Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    i lied i am actually going to watch it again i hope i don't watch it 3x like journey of flower lol

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      Whitesand Apr 2, 2017
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      Jordan Apr 2, 2017 - edited
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      Jordan Apr 2, 2017 - edited

      Give it a shot! I lost sleep watching this one (I finished it in like 4 days!)

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    Jordan Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    my goodness what to watch next now that is it over? i am going to save goblin for a rainy day but am on a historical roll so next is Lu Zhen; I was going to watch General and I but everyone has said that the novel is better than the show so that is on hold. any other recs for a good fantasy/historical?

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      blabla100 Apr 2, 2017 - edited

      You can try out Ice Fantasy, I'm up to episode 18 of Eternal Love and while the plot is quite different from Ice Fantasy, I do belive these 2 dramas share quite a few of similarities, both of them are fantasy (and not really wuxia as legend of flower nor historical as sound of the desert). I loved ice fantasy and hence up till now I like eternal love quite a lot too. In ice fantasy there's the fire tribe, while in eternal love there's the ghost tribe. Also the mermaid tribe who appears in both dramas. Romance-wise they are different, but I still belive both dramas are epic and worth watching, altough some people might disagree with me.

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      Jordan Apr 2, 2017

      i want to watch ice fantasy as well! I had been looking forward to it since they announced it because the male lead was someone who i love in palace the locked heart jade and prince of lan ling. Plus...they all have white hair! Something I love on characters (just look at my love for DH). When I finally had the time to start it, I discovered eternal love.

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      Jordan Apr 2, 2017 - edited

      I will trust you and give song of the dessert another shot thanks!

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    Jenny Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    it's been a month since this drama ended and I'm still having withdrawal syndromes ... no other drama can replace this huge gap in my drama heart ;O;

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      Jordan Apr 4, 2017
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      Emily Apr 4, 2017 - edited

      I'm still on page 84 or something part 1. Pillow book has much more details than BQ's novel, right? Writing style seems also different? Or maybe it' because I knew the storyline of BQ/YH after finishing the drama (that's when I read the novel). Sometimes it's hard for me to follow the story in pillow book with all the details. Also To the Sky Kingdom started with susu jumping off the terrace and soon she meets YH in the sea palace. I feel like the pillow book is far more slow paced and needs a lot of pages to build up the emotions...

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      Emily Apr 4, 2017

      Btw I have no problem with a ruthless DH☺. I like DH in the novel more.

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      Jordan Apr 4, 2017

      @Emily I like both DH's I think the DH in the show is more detached than the novel version. But if we look at the timeline it makes sense. I think bc more emphasis was placed on BQ storyline they kind of killed some of his witty dialogue too.

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    anglachelle Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    Hi, I am on episode 14. And I am seriously bothered by one crucial thing - will cute 4th prince survive this drama? I just can´t wait... Please, someone tell me.

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      moondust Apr 1, 2017

      There's no 4th prince here. Wrong drama perhaps? Unless you're talking about either Crown Prince Ye Hua or Bai Qian's 4th brother

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      anglachelle Apr 1, 2017

      yes, her 4th brother.

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      Pelin Apr 1, 2017

      Yes he will survive

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    Kikka Apr 1, 2017 - edited
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    Emily Mar 31, 2017 - edited

    Does anyone know where to watch chinese movies online, preferably subbed? I don't mind to pay for it, I'm used to since pirating regulations are very strict in my country. t's just that I don't know any reliable providers. And when are movies usually available online? In my country as soon as it is no longer in cinema. I would love to watch the movie version of this drama this summer or so many other titles.

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      Jordan Mar 31, 2017

      dramafever (pay = no commercials, don't pay, many commercials), youtube, viki, or kissasia (my favorite because of sheer quantity however dramafever has the best quality, hands down)

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      rainruma Mar 31, 2017

      Besides Kissasian there is also hdfree.se

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      guccigall Mar 31, 2017

      Dramacool.es has plenty. Even unsubbed ones. Youtube has heaps too.

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      Emily Apr 1, 2017

      Thx!

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    Jordan Mar 30, 2017 - edited

    Alright so I just finished reading pillow back having (almost finished) 3M3WEPB because I knew enough spoilers to know what happened to DH and FJ and I couldn't wait (i have six episodes left in the show). OMG emotional roller coaster! It seems they aren't a popular fandom but they are my fave and all I can say is this: the pillow book is different but contains similar elements and it may difficult to film because they took some liberties with the story line but all i can say is this is the theme: Donghua is the most powerful god in existence because he can CHANGE DESTINY.

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      Jordan Apr 1, 2017

      you need adobe to open it up; if you don't have it I downloaded it and mail you the PDF--I am extremely, extremely dedicated to the DH/FJ pairing as they are my absolute favorite in the series.

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      ahtaena Apr 1, 2017

      you are my angel thank you, i`m looking for this for a long time thank you.

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      Jordan Apr 1, 2017

      I spent many hours looking on the internet until I found it--it's sad but I could not move on without knowing what happened to DH & FJ since they are my fave couple in the series :D

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    Chelly Mar 30, 2017

    Immediatly watching my fav episodes after finishing this drama... this is just so good.

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    Emily Mar 30, 2017 - edited

    The trailer of the movie adaptation looks really great!! The movie should thank the drama version. The best publicity it could possibly have. All fans of this drama are going to watch the movie now I guess, just to relive all the emotions and romance again.

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      Chelly Mar 30, 2017

      I agree, I thought movie ver won't be ever that good but I loved the trailer, this story is just amazing.

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    SongHan Mar 30, 2017

    I love this drama the main couple are so cute also the prince from ghost tribe is so hot with his long black hair love his eyes .

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    hanamalouf Mar 30, 2017 - edited

    OMG.a big Wow .It's been a while since I watched such a terrific drama ..And now I can't even dare to watch other dramas .Can any one suggest me a good drama that help me fullify the emptiness that left me this drama in please

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      guccigall Mar 31, 2017

      Eddie Peng and Chen Bolin

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      hanamalouf Mar 31, 2017

      Thanks for the suggestion but I have already watched them . Any others

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      Whitesand Mar 31, 2017

      Loving never forgetting, General and I, Love me if you dare

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      Liang-Ying Mar 31, 2017

      Love O2O, Hi My Sweeheart, Introverted Boss, Good Doctor, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Weightlifting Fairy

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    ilovedramas Mar 30, 2017 - edited
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      zukuu Mar 29, 2017

      Ooooh, I loved that too. That was one of my favorite scenes lol.

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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