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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26 days ago
  • 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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26 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
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 game of fate, love, misunderstanding and tragedy takes three 'lifetimes' to resolve. Even if fantasy is not one's read more 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 lifetimes/arcs, creating a memorable journey of emotional highs and lows balanced with good action and drama. Though it has 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 everyone has their own story. Alhough the focus is on the main couple, viewers can also enjoy other secondary characters and their relationships and how it all intertwines.

*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

*Rewatch (10/10):
Absolutely. 58 episodes did not feel long one bit. It slowed down a bit near the end, but I see it as necessary for the many characters and developments to come full circle.

*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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Because Zhang Vin & Dilraba Dilmurat are also in this drama!!!
They play huge supporting roles.
You will love them in there as well!
Recommended by KAIHUA
-Periodical Ancient Chinese drama
-Adorable male protagonist
-Great chemistry between the protagonists
-Pretty female antagonists with evil plots
-Beautiful costumes
-Contains palace, concubines & maids
-Woman power
-Great story
-Underrated
Recommended by KAIHUA

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    CrookedGD 9 days ago

    Mark Chao is such an amazing actor. He can convey different kinds of emotions with his eyes alone without even moving his body.

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    Leejea Jin 9 days ago - edited
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    Aiza Parman 9 days ago

    I can count with finger number of dramas that I could finish to the ending without fast forward at all. This is one of it, and one of the best I have seen. I am missing this drama already. Can't move on to next one at all at the moment.

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    Lovely 10 days ago - edited
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    CrookedGD 10 days ago - edited

    Record breaking 35 billion online views in China Highest ever

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    yoorin21 10 days ago - edited

    Guys, what am I supposed to do with my life now that this drama is over? ='( I haven't experienced such a strong emotional connection to a drama in a while and it's so hard to say goodbye to Ye Hua and Bai Qian. The acting was brilliant, the drama set was gorgeous and the overall theme really spoke to my heart. In this generation that views dating and relationships so lightly, this drama reminds us that true love requires sacrifice, and when we sacrifice, we don't think that the other person owes us anything because we do it out of love.

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      Whitesand 10 days ago

      I totally agreed with you, I'm going through withdrawal. This is such a great drama, deeply touched me. Never a drama made me felt this way, so emotionally attached to YH and BQ, I cried so much in the last 3 episodes. I wish the drama was longer, 58 episodes was not enough. I can't get into another drama. Have you seen journey of flowers? I heard it's from same production team.

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      rheabiel 9 days ago - edited

      Have you watched Scarlet Heart Chinese version? If not you may want to try it. A love that requires sacrifice, you can see it there. Emperial Doctress is also a good drama, about a love that is not selfish.

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      peacewon 9 days ago

      two more that are similar in after effects: Chinese scarlet heart, Nirvana in fire.

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      yoorin21 7 days ago

      Thanks for the recommendations guys =D I've watched Scarlet Heart and I really enjoyed it. I loved Liu Shi Shi's different relationships with all of the princes. I have yet to watch Nirvana In Fire and I've heard amazing things about it so I might check it out =)

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    arang 10 days ago - edited

    One of the best ch dramas i've watched. Now, I want to rewatch it ugh I want more! When can we have the continuation of Feng Jiu and Dijun?!

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      Rin 10 days ago

      Yeah... It's frankly quite a quality production to speak of independently but it's ultimately still in support of a plagiarist work. It sucks that it has to be this way.

      I don't really have anyone else in mind since I really adore Dilraba/Vengo, and I haven't thought about anyone else. Though I have a friend who told me she thinks Kevin Yan might work as Dong Hua as well, haha. Just speaking of this hypothetically.

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      moondust 9 days ago

      If not for Dilraba I think Feng Jiu would be even more annoying in this drama. The hardest thing to let go is we know for sure their chemistry is a formula for magic :( pretty hard to top their visuals/visual chemistry too as they're both hella looking

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      Rin 9 days ago

      Yes @ chemistry :( Hahaha I have to agree Feng Jiu's character can be a little annoying for how much she persists but I can still see the rationale - it's how her character is, and I can understand. That's why I have to say FJ/DH may not have been pulled off as well if not for their casting. :')

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      arang 9 days ago - edited

      I agree!! Dilraba realy suits Feng jiu..ugh that wife of 10th in scarlet heart doesn't fit the role :(( and BOTH Jiro and Kris wouldn't fit too UGHHH


      OHH GOD DILRABA AND VENGO'S CHEMISTRY IS UNRIVALED.
      BTW..I didn't read eternal love and I don't know if dong hua in drama and book are the same? because in both Pillow books he's a lot tamer version of dong hua haha.

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      Rin 9 days ago - edited

      The drama's Dong Hua and Feng Jiu are largely reinvented from, what I've heard? Apart from their story line, there is also a slight difference in the characters, as compared to the book. So apart from their names, it seems to be mostly the drama scriptwriters' take.

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    rheabiel 10 days ago

    Done watching. Thank you for an AMAZING drama. The longest Chinese drama I have watched and one of the most craftly made. All the cast fit their roles perfectly. 9.5 for me.

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      Melisa 10 days ago

      totally agree with you

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    NCT5ever 11 days ago

    Such a good drama. From the romance to the cast to the scenes, everything is so mesmerizing. I think this novel has gotten me deep in the feels. It's crazy how love can make one sacrifice everything. Crying for Mo Yuannnnn! He's such a sweet dude. RIP! But on the other hand, can I please have a Ye Hua for myself. Someone to devote himself to me lol

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    CrookedGD 11 days ago

    Best!!

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    Shi 11 days ago - edited

    Just finished the last of the episodes on dramafever!! What a great drama and ride this was. This (and sound of the desert) is how you adapt a novel into a drama; follow closely and not like general and I. Love all the cast... Most of them were totally funny and noteworthy, dijun, so Ming, Bai zhen, zhe Yan, the disciples, 3rd uncle, etc.

    Hair envy is still there. Mark Chao and yang mi were awesome. Boy mark is so good looking. I will have to watch Love again... He sizzled in there too and he was younger then. Coincidentally, Eddie peng was in there too but I hardly noticed. Haha

    What other upcoming dramas look good? What's​ everyone waiting for after this?

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      moondust 11 days ago - edited

      I rewatched this on Dramafever as well and this is just emotional and beautiful all the way<3 Seriously this drama ruined others for me, I haven't been able to get into other ones right now. I think I'm thirsty for more historical/fantasy after this and I usually don't like fantasy.

      Some upcoming (historical) Chinese dramas I'm looking forward to is Princess Agents and Love Lost In Time. Love Lost In Time only because the amazing director from Eternal Love is directing this project, and to a lesser degree Liu Shi Shi. Zhang Bin Bin and Dilraba will also be headlining their own drama "The King's Woman" but that won't be til next year :(

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      moondust 11 days ago

      Oh and I'm also looking forward to the movie version of this drama !

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      guccigall 11 days ago

      Tribes and Empires, Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace

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    Jenny 11 days ago - edited

    Does anyone know where they filmed the Qing Qiu Scenes? It's so beautiful there *O*

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 664 users)
  • Ranked:

    #7
  • Popularity:

    #68

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