Xiao Zhang Lin from “I Cannot Hug You” brought me here as I was curious to know more about his other dramas. I was surprised to see that he was in this one because I thought that this drama would have been a flopped when it came out. How wrong was I?! I am in love with this show and I have to say, this is probably one of my top 5 dramas of all time!
双世宠妃/The Eternal Love might not be an expensive production when compared to other dramas such as “The Empress of China”, “Hua Qian Gu”, etc., but the plot, passionate acting and chemistry between the actors and actresses just grab your heartstrings.
The Eternal Love is set in the fictional Dongyue country where the princes fight for the throne. Due to some mystical force, Qu Tan Er (Liang Jie) develops two different personalities: she occasionally switches from gentle and reserved to uncivilized and bold. She is being offered to the eight prince Mo Lian Cheng (Xing Zhao Lin) for marriage, but Lian Cheng is suspicious of Tan Er’s relationship with the crown prince for whom she once tried to commit suicide. Nonetheless, Tan Er slowly manages to gain his trust with her bold and bubbly personality and the two end up falling deeply in love. However, her other gentle personality is still yearning for the crown prince and wishes to help him become king…
There are 24 episodes in total and each episodes are around 30mins in length – not too long and perfect to watch everything in a few days!
The two main reasons why I think this is one of the best:
- Chemistry between the main characters: Mo Lian Cheng with Xiao Tan – they tug my heart strings so badly and when they do, you know you have a winner! I love their humorous banter, their love and bravery! I wonder if they’re dating in real life?
- OSTs – the soundtrack for this drama is a godsend! I’ve linked my favourite song from this drama below!
However, some things this drama could work on are:
- Plot – episode 1 was confusing as they began immediately with the modern Xiao Tan in Qu Tan’er’s body. I did not like how they suddenly went to the spirit world in the last 4 eps (I found it stupid but I got to see our favourite couple so I forgave the director)
- It’s unfinished. When will they tell us about season 2? I think there should be one because of the ending when they reunite in modern society! I want more!!!!
Btw, even though I’ve finished this drama just last week, I’m rewatching it again today as I’m typing this. It has been in my head the whole day (I think its because I’ve been playing the OST on repeat) and now I’m laughing, crying and falling in love again!