Chinese Drama: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (三生三世十里桃花)
Airs: 2 episodes/day
Total Episodes: 58
Leads: Yang Mi & Mark Zhao
The only daughter of the fox god, our heroine Si Yin disguises herself as a man in order to become the youngest disciple to the great god Mo Yuan.
A winebibber and a bit of a magnet for trouble, Si Yin frequently lands herself in sticky situations that require her master’s rescue. Knowing full well that Si Yin is a girl, the famous war god Mo Yuan finds himself unable to stop worrying about his youngest disciple.
Since the name of this show is actually called “Three Life Times, Ten Miles of Blossoms” (Chinese straight translation) the romance between our two leads are not only going to be bumpy but will take…you guessed it, three life times. Hint…they are gods…they don’t die that easily.
Ninja’s First Impression:
For those who read the novel, it will be obvious that the show chose to tell the two leads’ story chronologically instead of going from the end and filling the gaps with flash backs. To be honest, as much I am not one that likes flash backs I much prefer the novel’s order since chronologically seems more tear inducing for some reason.
Oh, one more side affect of the show’s timeline choice is that our hero won’t get too much screen time for the first bit so our heroine will actually have more romantic scenes with her ex-boyfriend for a few episodes. Thankfully, charming as Zhang Bin Bin’s character was he breaks out heroine’s heart rather quickly.
Overall my first impression of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms was pretty good. I found Yang Mi’s trouble maker heroine endearing and Mark Zhao’s aloof but secretly warm hero…cute. It is a shame that the show couldn’t quite reproduce the novel’s dry sarcastic humor, but I am hoping they would eventually be able to fully reveal heroine’s hilarious personality. For those who are true fans of the novel, the TV version might disappoint but if one could watch the show without expecting it to be exactly like the novel, then I think there is a good chance that Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms would be very enjoyable.
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