Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book Chinese Drama Review

Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book is one of the most beautiful, long, epic Chinese fantasy drama series I’ve ever watched, had been waiting for! I just got to make a drama review for it too! Just like what I did with the first story of Bai Qian and Ye Hua in Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.

Anyways…

This drama, Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book was filmed back in June 2018-November 2018 after the release and success of Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms that came out early 2017! Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book was set to release sometime last year 2019.  But due to certain circumstances including not yet having the rights to the 2nd book during the time of the Peach Blossoms filming…that Fengjiu’s and DongHua’s love story was changed in the filming of Peach Blossoms… it took some time till they finally got the rights to the 2nd book  with Fengjiu’s and DongHua’s real love story from the actual novel so the drama sequel  Eternal Love of Dream can be release and be true to the Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book with Fengjiu’s and DongHua’s true love story.

But despite the delay as well as the fact that this drama is so long…almost 60 episodes or 56 episode to be exact… it is such a beautiful drama and I highly recommend it and this review will express why.

Anyways…been a long time coming…

Starting off as my 1st Review post for the month of July…

Presenting…

Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book Chinese Drama Review

Disclaimer: Picture of the tv series and Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book and cast, are definitely not mine. And just add… info of the cast I got from Wikipedia, MyDramaList and Asian wiki.✌️ 

And to add to that… This Chinese drama Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book can be watched on Youtube on Tencent Video channel, WeTV app and YT channel and Viki.com!

First off, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film and television… Not at all… But I love movies and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. Despite the lack of a degree, I will still do this tv drama review as entertainment and book lover… cause this tv drama is an adaptation of a Chinese novel.

And just to clarify too, I apologize for any run-ons or grammatical errors… But I will certainly be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.

Just a tidbit, Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms is based on a novel of the same name called Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms by Tan Qi Gong Zi…which will be…hopefully be followed by Three Lives, Three Worlds, Pillow Book as the tv sequel… But more on that later since the sequel is the main focus of this review…

Oh… by the way, there is an English translation version of the novel Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms is called To the Sky Kingdom!

Also if you are looking for the English translated book version of Three Lives, Three Worlds novels  , I heard there is a pdf version available online you just have to google it. Peace out!

Now about the main leads of Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book… Dilraba Dilmurat and Vengo Gao….

Dilraba Dilmurat is a popular Chinese actress of Uyghur ethnicity, who made her acting debut and the lead role in 2013’s Anarhan, which garnered a nomination for “Outstanding TV Series” at the 30th Flying Apsaras Awards.  When she signed to Jay Walk Studio in 2014, she starred in company produced web series V Love.  Also, in that same year, she gained recognition for her role as Fuqu in popular fantasy action drama Swords of Legends. She then co-starred in romantic comedy drama Diamond Lover, winning acclaim for her role as a sassy pop-star in 2015, where she won the “Audience’s Favorite Newcomer” award at the 7th China TV Drama Awards for her performance. In 2016, she then won the “Outstanding New Actress” award at 2016 ENAwards for her performance in her leading role in sports drama Hot Girl. Her breakthrough then came in 2017 in romantic comedy drama Pretty Li Huizhen, remake of South Korean She Was Pretty, where she won the Best Actress award at the China TV Golden Eagle Award for her performance. She then gains explosive popularity in China as well as internationally for starring in fantasy romance drama Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. Which was then followed by other popular television hits where she starred in such as The Flame’s Daughter, Sweet Dreams, and the The King’s Woman. As well as having been a regular cast member in China’s Chinese version of popular Korean Variety show “Running man,” which was called Keep Running. She is also reprised her role in the sequel to Eternal Love Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms called Three Lives, Three Worlds, Pillow Book, which is the focus of this review.

In Eternal Love of Dream aka Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book, unlike in the 1st story of  Eternal Love Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms where Dilraba Dilmurat plays both Bai Fenjiu and Consort Chen, in order to change of a bit how Bai Fengjiu and Dong Hua meets because at the time of this 1st story production the drama crew did not have the rights yet to The Pillow Book so Fengjiu’s and Dong Hua’s story had to change up a bit.  But now the drama crew has rights to The Pillow Book , Dilraba Dilmurat plays the three roles she is supposed to play in The Pillow Book with is Bai Feng jiu, the red spiritual fox, Consort Chen aka Beauty Ji and Xiang Li Aranya.   

As Bai Fengjiu, she is the Bai Yi’s daughter and Bai Qian’s niece, the only nine-tailed red fox and the next monarch of Qing Qiu and is known as the second most beautiful girl after Bai Qian. She is Bai Qian’s only niece, and was quite spoiled growing up. However, because she fell in love with Dong Hua, Feng Jiu experienced much bitterness. Feng Jiu has a childish personality that she only reveals to those close to her while maintaining her mature queen facade in front of others.

As the red spiritual fox, she was Donghua’s treasured pet fox who originally came to Heaven to serve as Donghua’s maid to fulfill her debt with the help of the Star Lord Si Ming.  She later rushed to rescue Donghua who was trapped after his fight with Demon Lord Yan Chiwu, she then was fooled in giving away her fur as a nine-tails to the fur obsessed Demon Lord Nie Chuyin, who gave her the fur of a normal red spirit fox.

As Beauty Ji aka Consort Chen, she is the consort of Song Xuanren, who came to help and fulfill her to debt to Donghua in the mortal realm. She was later bestowed to Ye Qing Ti as a concubine

As Xiang Li Aranya aka Xiangli A’lanRuo, she is second princess of the Biyi Bird tribe.  She is actually Feng Jiu’s shadow born to fulfill all of Chen Ye’s wishes, to fulfill her debt to Donghua for saving her since she failed fulfilling it in the Mortal realm as Beauty Jiu, the consort of Song Xuanren

Vengo Gao is a Chinese actor, who debuted as a model in 2008, then in 2018 he made his acting debut in the web series V Love which was followed by him starring the fantasy drama Sword of Legends. He then gained much popularity from his supporting roles in military drama Destined to Love You, workplace series The Interpreter, and fantasy romance drama Eternal Love Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms…which this drama review is for.  He is also set to reprise his role in the sequel to Eternal Love Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms called Three Lives, Three Worlds, Pillow Book!

In Eternal Love of Dream aka Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book, Book, unlike in the 1st story of  Eternal Love Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms where Vengo Gao plays Dong Hua, the Emperor Lord… In order to change of a bit how Bai Fengjiu and Dong Hua meets because at the time of this 1st story production the drama crew did not have the rights yet to The Pillow Book so Fengjiu’s and Dong Hua’s story had to change up a bit.  But now the drama crew has rights to The Pillow Book , Vengo Gao plays the three roles he is supposed to play in The Pillow Book with is Dong Hua the Emperor Lord, Chen Ye and Xi Ze.

In Eternal Love of Dream aka Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book,  Vengo Gao plays Dong Hua, the Emperor Lord, one of the oldest five Great Kings of Heaven who lives at the Tai Chen Palace in the Heavenly Realm. He is worshipped by many but is indifferent toward the admiration he receives.  He does not care about anyone or anything until Feng Jiu enters his life, but he cannot be with her because he erased his name from the Three life Stone, which dictates the love destiny of all beings.  He is also known to be cold and indifferent but he loves to play pranks and has a wicked sense of humor.

As Chen Ye, he is Archmage of the Biyi Bird tribe. A’lanRuo’s cousin, who fell in love with her at first sight. He is actually Dong Hua’s shadow sent to guard the Hui Ming Realm.

In Aranya’s Dream, Donghua is actually himself who froze the real Xi Ze in the mountains and change the memories of those in Aranya’s Dream that he is Xi Ze. As Xi Ze, he is he former Archmage of the Bi Yi Niao, he was married to Aranya in order for her father to be able to suppress the powers of the shrine. However, due to their age difference, the two were only close friends. When Chen Ye was young, Xi Ze gave most of his task to him and when Xi Ze fell ill, he retreated to the mountains to heal.

Moving on now…

A slight summary of Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book

Is about the young future Queen of Qing Qiu, Bai Feng Jiu, the only red nine-tailed fox in the world…

One day, Feng Jiu is attacked by a savage beast and is saved by the first Emperor of Heaven, Dong Hua…who at the time, didn’t know or really cared as much as to who she is.

Grateful and feeling indebted, Feng Jiu as taught by the teachings of the Qing Qiu especially the former Queen of Qing Qiu…her aunt…Bai Qian…that nine-tail foxes must always pay back their debts…

She asks the help of Si Ming, Dong Hua’s subordinate who is in charge of mankind’s fate. Si Ming securely and secretly bring her into the Heavenly Realm as a maid…

This begins the prelude of Fengjiu’s and Dong Hua’s epic three lives love story…

With Fengjiu as a maid and Dong Hua as Dong Hua…

Unfortunately, Dong Hua has never experienced what love is…and he rarely pays attention to her, but does notices the yummy food she makes…

Until one day, Fengjiu was tricked and accidently turned into a red spirit fox.  Dong Hua…not knowing the red spirt fox is her…grew fond of her and became his beloved pet… Only Si Ming was aware of Fengjiu that she was turned into a red spirit fox.

As the two spend time together, Feng Jiu realizes her gratitude towards Dong Hua has slowly evolved into love.

But one day, a misunderstanding grew between them cause of the “interference” of the Princess of the Red Demon Clan Ji Heng who was the daughter of Dong Hua’s discipline, whom the Dong Hua is settling his debt to his discipling through the daughter…

Thus leading to Bai Fengjiu’s and Dong Hua’s “1st lives” and chance at love together…this time in the mortal world respectively as Lady Jiu and Emperor Song Xuanren…with Fengjiu keeping in mind that this time she will not think about her foolish childish love for Dong Hua but just to focus on paying off her debt to him…without him knowing it’s her as she helps Dong Hua complete his mortal trial…with the help of Si Ming, the deity in charge of mankind’s fate…

At the end of Dong Hua’s mortal trial… Dong Hua has no memory of his mortal life…although Si Ming has a “fake” written copy as to protect and hidE Fengjiu’s involvement in Dong Hua’s mortal trial…

Thus…leading to the pair’s 2nd lives when Dong Hua meets Fengjiu for the “first time” as the future Queen of Qing Qiu during the wedding ceremony of Bai Qian, the former Queen of Qing Qiu, and Crown Prince Ye Hua of the Heavenly Realm aka the Nine Heavens…

Fengjiu either clearly avoids him or ignores him or at times acts indifferent with him …thus capturing his interest…especially since he gets really amused when he teases her and plays pranks on her…

They get into the Fan Yin Valley…where once again Fengjiu and Dong Hua deal with more misunderstandings and jealously because they once again deal with the Princess of the Red Demon Clan…Ji Heng…who is in hiding there…

Soon this leads to their “3rd lives”…this time in Aranya’s Dream…Fengjiu as Aranya, her shadow in which Fengjiu sent to assist Dong Hua’ shadow, Chen Ye… as part of repaying her life debt to Dong Hua before secretly helping him in his mortal trial …

But like their previous lives together…things aren’t easy…especially with the Dong Hua’s mortal enemy the Demoness, Miao Luo…bidding her time and gathering her strength to control the Nine Heavens and getting her revenge on Dong Hua…while sending her minions or even her shadow to cause trouble…

Anyways…this is where I will end the summary…LOL…

Now, on with my review of Eternal Love of Dream with slight comparison with its novel version Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book which I happen to find a translated version online…

Overall… I love this Chinese Drama! I can say that it is one of the best fantasy historical dramas I’ve ever seen!

Only thing is…it is exceptionally long…like I mentioned before……almost 60 episodes or 56 episodes to be exact! But I thoroughly enjoyed it…

Even if the lighting of the scenes is at the brighter side and there is much CGI on the monsters and magical pets, the costuming and cinematography is undeniably beautiful. The scenes are vivid and picturesque.

The entire cast especially the main leads Dilraba Dilmurat and Vengo Gao were all very talented and gorgeous!

I don’t want to reveal too much so I will not spoil anything even though I likely did reveal more than enough in the character descriptions as well as the summary ….

But I can say that, Eternal Love of Dream follows the actual storyline of it’s novel version…Three Lives, Three Worlds: The Pillow Book! The story is so intricate but very well developed. 

I thought that it was interesting how Fengjiu’s and the Donghua’s love story played out…

Basically… the guy is very powerful, popular but indifferent especially towards women… Girl already admires guy as her hero, by chance he save her… She goes to pay him back… He ignores her… She “literally” changes…He takes care her not knowing who she is… She falls for him… Misunderstandings happens…She leaves heartbroken… She bickers back… She decides to secretly pays him back, this time properly and not giving in the her feelings… They meet again…She ignores him…He notices her….They keep running into eachother… He teases her… He eventually falls for her… More misunderstandings and obstacles…etc etc…

…Just from the gist of that…

This drama definitely takes you through an emotional rollercoaster ride on a journey through love that was said to be unfated… And by working through the trials and misunderstandings can you make something that is not fated for you, something that is meant for you…

And I thought this was an interesting concept especially for Fengjiu and Donghua because every time they meet in a trial or in another life, they tragically get separated…

Anyways, like I said before Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book is one of the best fantasy historical dramas I’ve ever seen! A fantastic sequel to Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.   And it is a definite must watch!!!

But anyways I know it is a long drama and it is up to you guys if you want to check out and give Eternal Love of Dream drama and the Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book a chance… But either way this drama is high in my highly recommend list!

So it you want to check out Eternal Love of Dream aka Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book Blossoms, go for it!!!

Anyways…

 Once again… Thank you @Youtube @WeTVand @Viki for adding this to series to your lineup! This an awesome show, in my opinion 💗🤗💗

 Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review on the Chinese drama of Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book.

Once again… This Chinese drama Eternal Love of Dream: Three Lives, Three World, The Pillow Book can be watched on Youtube on Tencent Video channel, WeTV app and YT channel and Viki.com!

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