Good news everybody! First things first, the long awaited and most guesstimated airing of Eternal Love of Dream also known as Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book 三生三世枕上书 has already been announced for a January 22 premier. Yup, you read it right – the 22nd so leave a reminder to clear up your calendar for Wednesday if you want to catch this!
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the story – like Bai Qian and Ye Hua’s, it’s complicated. The 58 episode series will focus on the 2000 year old romantic entanglement between Qingqiu Princess Bai Fengjiu (played by Dilraba Dilmurat) and the Emperor of Heaven, Dong Hua Di Jun (played by Vengo Gao Weiguang), and their love that endures despite the numerous trials and tribulations lasting three lifetimes.
Feng Jiu and Dong Hua’s story begins when Dong Hua rescues her from a monster that attacked her whilst practicing her cultivation in the mountains. In gratitude, Feng Jiu insists on repaying her debt to Dong Hua by following him into battle where she soon realises that her initial feelings of gratitude have transformed into feelings of love.
But Dong Hua in his thousands of years struggle against evil has already forgotten what love means. In his bid to protect Feng Jiu, he sends her to the human realm, which unfortunately caused her friends to die in order to protect her. To find the legendary Saha fruit that has the power to bring her friend back to life,
Feng Jiu enters the fantasy dreamland of Princess Aranya from the Winged Tribe, reliving the princess’ hard life for eternity. That is, until Dong Hua manages to take Feng Jiu back. But a happy ending is far from happening for the two despite their multiple lifetimes, as another complication threatens to tear the fated lovers apart.
The three posters represent their various incarnations –
As Fengjiu and Dongua (1), as Concubine Chen and Emperor Song (2), and as Aranya and Chen Ye (3).
The drama also stars Baron Chen as Zhe Yan, Dylan Kuo as Aranya’s teacher Su Moye, Liu Yuefeias Ji Heng, Wayne Liu Ruilin as Yan Chiwu, Wang Xiao as Si Ming, Li Dongheng as Dong Hua’s good friend Lian Song, Yuan Xuyuan as Cheng Yu, Huang Junjie as Bai Zhen, Zhang Mingcan as little Ah Li and Kou Yunhao as Bai Gungun.
And, to psych you up for the Wednesday start, here’s a little NEW teaser for a taste of what’s to come.
Release Date: January 22, 2020 Tencent (two episodes at 8pm) 1st week: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2nd week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, VIP watch 6 episodes in advance. Starting February 20, VIP can pay for advanced episodes every Thursday and catch the finale as early as March 5.