Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (2017)

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
There are two adaptations based on the popular yet controversial novel by Tangqi Gongzi 唐七公子, one is a movie while the other is a drama called Eternal Love 三生三世十里桃花 which details a tragic love story that transcends across three lifetimes.

I got a taste of the author's fondness for sadistic romance 虐戀 in City of Devastating Love and this appears to be no different. Yang Mi (Sword of Legends) and Mark Chao (The Warriors Gate) take the lead as Bai Qian and Yue Hua while Dilraba Dilmurat (Pretty Li Hui Zhen) and Gao Weiguang (Classic of Mountains and Seas) follow suit as Feng Jiu and Dong Hua, protagonists of the sequel Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book.

The rest of the cast includes Zhang Zhi Yao (The Lost Tomb), Zhang Bin Bin (Just One Smile is Very Alluring), Maggie Huang, Zhu Xu Dan, Dai Si and An Yue Xi (Whirlwind Girl 2). 

As is the fate of popular novel adaptations, there was much speculation over casting and one of the fan fics from 2014 paired Wallace Huo together with Tiffany Tang Yan.

If Wallace Huo were in Three Lives Three Worlds
If Tang Yan were in Three Lives Three Worlds
To be honest, the current cast already has sky high visuals but many still look to the movie version starring Crystal Liu and Yang Yang for their spot on visuals. For what it's worth, I feel like the drama can turn out to be just as good if not better since it can do so much more than a couple hour movie.

The story revolves around Bai Qian, a fox from Qing Qiu who possesses an ethereal beauty unmatched in all the realms while Yue Hua is the Crown Prince of the heavenly realm. They meet and fall in love unaware of each other's identities and it leads to a world of heartaches.

You may already be familiar with Qing Qiu, a place often referred to in works of fiction and it is actually loosely based on the Classic of Mountains and Seas 山海经, which depicts stories about deities and events that exist only in legends. 

For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2017 Chinese historical dramas (eng subs on Dramafever).

Three Lives Three Worlds Yang Mi

Three Lives Three Worlds Mark Chao

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c-drama Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

c-drama Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Zhang Zhi Yao in Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Gao Wei Guang in Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Zhang Bin Bing in Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

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Huang Meng Ying in Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
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Dai Si Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
An Yue Xi Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
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Yang Mi in Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
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Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (fantasy c-drama)
Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (fantasy c-drama)

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (fantasy c-drama)

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (fantasy c-drama)

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (fantasy c-drama)


Dilireba and Gao Weiguang in Three Lives Three Worlds





Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms Zhang Bin Bin

Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

5 comments:

  1. There is a plagiarism scandal against the novelist, Tang Qi Gong Zi, T7. This novel of hers is adapted into a movie and TV series. T7 plagiarized a xianxia BL novel. BL theme is banned in China so a lot of Mainland residents are not as well-informed about the major plagiarism that went on. I think both novel titles have "Tao Hua" in it. Quite a few character names sound very similar or the same in Pinyin. A few key scenes are also the same. "Hamster" read through both novels and made a side-by-side comparison. But T7 has multiple novels being adapted into TV series / movies.

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    1. I had no idea about that though I have read about plagiarism cases even with Guo Jingmin and his novel Ice Fantasy?

      If it's true then it really is quite disappointing really though I don't know enough coz I never actually read, I only watch.

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    2. Here is the link to Hamster's post of it. You have to add "period" in the first two spaces.

      hamster428 wordpress com/2015/07/09/plagiarism-allegations-against-tqgz/

      The plagiarism instances look pretty blatant to me. I have to agree with Hamster. Poor Hamster was a huge fan of T7. She had been blogging about T7 for 3 years. Poor Hamster was really disappointed.

      It is sad to see how well plagiarism has paid off for some people. It just encourages the nasty behavior. People who plagiarize are often very aggressive and greedy too.

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  2. I do feel like Yang Mi's looks don't really suit the long haired period styling. Just something about it makes her forehead look too wide. I guess I do prefer the movie casting.

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  3. I have a feeling they will bork the drama just to make the movie look good. No offense to the high budget all-star cast movie, but my preference will be to the drama because of this.

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