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. Second leads Dilraba Dilmurat (Pretty Li Hui Zhen) and Gao Weiguang (Classic of Mountains and Seas) star as Feng Jiu and Dong Hua, the protagonists of the sequel Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book.
The rest of the cast includes Ken Chang (The Lost Tomb), Zhang Bin Bin (Just One Smile is Very Alluring), Maggie Huang, Zhu Xu Dan (Hua Xin Shi), Dai Si and An Yue Xi (Whirlwind Girl 2). As is the fate of popular novel adaptations, there was much speculation over casting with Wallace Huo with Tiffany Tang Yan‘s pairing being one of the earlier fan favorites.
To be honest, the current cast already has sky high visuals but many still turn to the movie version starring Crystal Liu and Yang Yang for their spot on casting in terms of looks. For what it’s worth, I feel like the drama can turn out to be just as good if not better since it has the capacity to do so much more than a two-hour long movie.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2017 Chinese historical dramas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would love to know the filming locations of the drama version. It is so beautiful
Yangshuo near Guilin, if im not wrong
Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms is a Super Mega Hit CDrama worldwide..FRiends all over the world were watching this drama avidly and loving it soooo much. Over all this drama is PERFECT–spotlessly made and done with finesse. The storyline, costume design, special effects, casts were meticulously thought of..SALUTE to the Madam Director and Crew! This is by far the most PERFECTLY paired Lead Stars of all time YANG MI and MARK CHAO. Their roles were rightfully tailor-made for them – very rare in most dramas and their appeal (power to attract) were mind-blowing. It will not be a surprise if Three Worlds Three Lives garners loads of highly prestigious awards all over. Its absolutely a mega hit in many countries worldwide!
By the way, since the drama ended we cannot seem to move on and have no appetite to watch any other dramas. To continue living, we feed ourselves with more Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms by starting watching again from episode 1 and watching YouTube posts from Croton Media…Moreeee Yang Mi and Mark Chao dramas pleaseeeee!
I finally watched the drama!! LOVED IT!!! I also can not move on!! Just read the book! I am not into Yaoi but I am trying tho find the Yaoi manhua that it was plagiarized from.
I can't get over Vengo Gao & Dilraba Dilmurat!! They are so perfectly paired. Mark Chao is superb! Basically they hit jackpot with this drama, everything falls perfectly!.
Salute to you!! All your points are so true. This drama is indeed a mega hit and the leads are so superb with their acting!
I cannot imagine the sequel with someone else as Donghua Dijun. The new actor is Kris Wu.