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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    Ruyi 19 days ago - edited

    which episode will Dili Reba (feng jiu) appear as an adult?

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    bojinator 20 days ago
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    kdramasinpajamas 20 days ago

    In love with this Drama!!!

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    Kuromisa 21 days ago - edited

    This drama is just so good, it doesn't even feel like you've watched 58 episodes. The story and the chemistry is so amazing!. I can't get enough of this drama xD

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      kdramasinpajamas 20 days ago

      I can not agree with you more. On episode 44 and I am still in the honeymoon phase with this drama.

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      monica 20 days ago

      Como vocês estão conseguindo assistir?

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      kdramasinpajamas 20 days ago

      Dramafever

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    Emily 21 days ago - edited

    You know you're in deep when 2 episodes every single weekday feels unbearably slow.

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      QAS 19 days ago - edited

      It is mental anguish, waiting for the next episodes. DF should post the final episode next week,Thursday.

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    BeKaiLLe 22 days ago - edited

    never has something made me so happy like this drama. I am totally in love with Yehua and love their chemistry.

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      kdramasinpajamas 20 days ago

      Yehua is perfection!

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      Taylor_elle 15 days ago

      Yehua is very much the point of this drama for me. He had his low points in the mistakes he made but the guy has so many qualities that I love. Besides, I joke all the time that he's a husband, wife, father, mother, farmer, warrior, dignitary, hopeless romantic, strategist, leader (I'm sure there is more) package.

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    DonD 22 days ago

    Just started watching this (on ep.12) and it's so good, the episodes are flying by too fast. Reminds me of journey of flower, but obviously different plots and story line.
    All the casts are amazingly good; and so many eye candy on the female casts :)

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    Mimi 23 days ago

    Ughhh so sad that this drama ended loved the chemistry going on between the actors n actresses it was just amazing n it's sad that this is based off of a plagiarized novel; however this drama is still the best it got me so emotional like it can't even be explained

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    Aza 23 days ago - edited

    Hi guys, please recommend others worthy C-drama (historical) to follow since Im still depressed having these withdrawal symptoms of letting go TMOPB esp Mark Chao... thanks!!

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      namopanik 20 days ago

      Then there's a hope. Maybe one day they will be subbed :)

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      BikiLee 19 days ago

      Nirvana in Fire - political intrigue, really great characters - a little slow-paced but it's soooooooooooooo good.
      Legend of Lu Zhen - political intrigue, romance - Really, really intense with the political stuff.
      Scarlet Heart - time travel, political intrigue, romance

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      Meg1014 18 days ago

      If you haven't already seen it, try Journey of Flower. I loved it! It's similar to TMOPB with the whole immortal thing. I really liked the story between Bai Zi Hua and Hua Qian Gu. Imagine if the main focus of TMOPB was Mu Yuan and Si Yin. That's the best way to describe Bai Zi Hua and Hua Qian Gu from Journey of Flower.

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      Aza 18 days ago - edited

      @Keikin Fortunately Huayu drama's dialog mostly using the same word, and repeatedly use. Ive got some basic Mandarin, if have to watch the drama with raws no sub, then ive to google the recaps/summary to understand the episodes. Thankfully, TMOPB is subbed quite soon as well as Princess Weiyoung.. Bu the most i adore is Nirvana in Fire with outstanding act of Hu Ge and Wan Kai.

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    Rin 23 days ago
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    Kiseki 24 days ago - edited

    Reading the novel that this drama is based on really disappointed me. Compared to the drama the novel is really inadequate. Everything was told only from Bai Qian's perspective and she remained in the dark with regards to happenings around her 90% of the time. I'm really amazed that the screenwriter managed to piece together all the events left out of the book and created such a impressive storyboard for the drama. I heard there is a sequel retelling from Yehua's point of view, can somebody tell me the name of this sequel?

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      Shi 23 days ago

      my thoughts exactly on adapting the book into a drama. i now think of them as companion to each other. the drama does a great job filling in the loopholes from the book, from only her perspective.

      as for anther sequel from yehua's point of view, i don't know and haven't heard.

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      emmsssyyyy 23 days ago - edited

      I think it would have been better if you read the novel first! i really liked the experience of seeing the novel's events came to life in the drama (despite some minor changes) and how it gives us more detailed image of what was happening.

      as for the sequel where it retells from Yehua's POV, i've never heard! though i kind of remember there was kind of an epilogue that tells Yehua's POV.... Did you read the fan translations or the official published one? (I read the fan trans btw and it was labelled Side Story 4 - Yehua)

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      Meg1014 18 days ago

      I agree that the novel is a bit inadequate in comparison to the drama bc we are only getting Bai Qian's perspective. I read the novel while half way through the drama. It was nice to be able to watch raw episodes and have a better understanding of what is happening bc of reading the novel.

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    goldenseal50 24 days ago - edited
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      Aza 21 days ago - edited
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    Yasi Yasi 24 days ago - edited

    Does this drama have strong female lead like general and i and princess weiyoung?

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      ZhuoLin 23 days ago

      Yes it does. :) She has three different roles, but I find that each of them are strong.

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      Kiseki 23 days ago

      Personally I feel the main character in eternal love is but a puppet to fate and destiny which controlled who she fell in love with ended up with. To me this is a sign of a weak character, but it all depends on what you consider weak/strong female leads.

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    BaDaBa11 24 days ago - edited
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    Ruyi 24 days ago - edited

    I'm deciding whether i should watch Eternal love first or ice Fantasy first.
    What do you guys think? Eternal Love OR Ice Fantasy

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      blabla100 19 days ago - edited

      Unlike the rest, I love Ice Fantasy to pieces! It's far from perfect and I admit sometimes it gets kinda draggy, but I was (& still am) so obsessed over it, that I wasn't able to enjoy any other drama because of it. Like really, I've tried so many highly rated dramas since i finished IF, but they just didn't work for me. The second couple (who wasn't even a real couple) stole the whole show for me, I've never shipped ANYONE that much. I haven't watched eternal love yet, so I can't help you with that, but IF is definetely worth seeing, especially since there is a sequel starting up tonight, so who knows, perhaps I'll finally get the ending I was hoping for all along and I'll finally be able to move on to other dramas :D Eternal love is definetely on my plan to watch list!

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      Ruyi 19 days ago

      oh really? I was planning to watch the sequel( even tho i haven't watched IF XD). I've already started watching Eternal love (i'm on the 8th ep :P) and tbh the drama is ok....but my mom is srsly addicted to it lol

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      QAS 19 days ago

      Sorry, I meant the first Ice Fantasy that I dropped. I am curious about the sequel, Destiny.

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      Ruyi 18 days ago - edited

      it's okay. many people are saying Ice fantasy isn't very interesting (no chemistry) but the cinematography is beautiful so I'm not going to watch IF. I'm already starting Eternal love. In my opinion, i think Eternal love isn't very interesting, strangely... But the sequel of IF is planned to watch :)

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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