New Chinese drama Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms has become a cross-genre success: It fuses elements from fantasy, romance, mystery, time travel, martial arts and more, along with fabulous costumes and music. But did you realize the imaginative drama also contains many hilarious scenes that rival the best in romance comedies? One such case involves how Crown Prince Ye Hua (Mark Chao) first meets Su Su (Yang Mi), a mortal woman, and falls irresistibly in love despite his best self restraint. 

(Spoilers Alert) 

Ye Hua isn't just any immortal in the celestial realm. 

When he was born, 72 rainbow birds appeared in the heavenly sky to celebrate the occasion. Endowed with high intelligence and natural abilities, he is able to cultivate his magical powers to pass his ascension trial at an early age of 20,000 years old, which is very young by celestial standards.

He is always dressed in black and carries a solemn demeanor. Having been brought up under the strictest discipline and advanced education, he plans ahead to achieve success and never misses a step in proper decorum.

In other words, he is a thinker, scholar, and warrior all wrapped up in one perfect package. (And he is super handsome too!) No wonder the Heavenly Lord has bypassed his three sons to appoint the grandson, Ye Hua, to be his heir.

During a fierce battle with the Golden Lion Beast, a creature that has been ravaging the mortals, Ye Hua transforms into his true form, a powerful flame dragon. Although he wins the battle, he retreats to a cave to nurse his wounds. During that process, he regresses into the size and looks of a small black snake, although he retains the horns that only a dragon would have. 

(In Chinese mythology, the dragon is an auspicious god from Heaven, very different from the feared dragon beast in Western lores.)

Su Su finds the little black snake and takes him home. She talks to him, feeds him, and even sleeps with him to keep him warm, over silent protests from the diminutive dragon who can't make her understand that he is not a snake. 

What's hilarious during these scenes is what Ye Hua talks back to Su Su, but only the audience can hear the aloof Crown Prince's voice. Meanwhile, he is still recuperating and is powerless to counter what Su Su does to him with her tender loving care. 

Oh, she kisses him too! 

That is so funny when Ye Hua is stunned by the surprise kiss as well as the horrible food.

( WARNING: Do not kiss a real snake. It's much better to kiss Mark Chao or the real love in your life.)

And of course, over time, Su Su will melt Ye Hua's rigid exterior and find a connection with his hidden passion. 

Here's another funny scene when Su Su takes the little snake to warm him up under the comforter. 

(WARNING again: Do not sleep with a snake, real or human, in real life!)

Are you surprised that Ye Hua falls head over heels for Su Su? 

The otherwise serious Crown Prince falls hard for her and will find any which way to be with her forever.

Unbeknownst to both of them, Su Su is really the White Fox Princess, Bai Qian, who has lost her memory and powers. Their journey to eternal love is paved with thorns rather than peach petals, but it will be worth the quest for them and for us.

If you haven't started watching Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, now is the perfect time to start!


Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love) - 三生三世十里桃花

Starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao

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If you're already a fan, do you agree the drama is also a romance comedy? What's your favorite funny scene?

I would never have thought of a snake as a cute creature, but the scenes with the little dragon are simply hilarious and adorable.

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