Well, episode 11 of Love Around started with what I had predicted much earlier in the series: Papa Liang would disapprove of Zhen based on his gangster family background. Unfortunately he got an eyeful of their first kiss when it was broadcast during the baseball game. I was laughing at how scandalized Mr. and Mrs. Liang were by the kiss, as if the two were doin' the nasty on national TV, yet they only shared a brief, innocent first peck.

Poor Zhou Zhen then had to bow down to that prickly old man to try to get his approval. He ate spicy food that he hates, took the whole Liang family to a hot spring, and just overall kissed the old man's butt. Zhen being the perfect man that he is, though, didn't let the obstacle get him down. Zhen kindly told Papa Liang that he will not break up with Xiao Shu until she doesn't like him anymore (and how the eff could that ever happen?)

Another man in Xiao Shu's life was also made privy to their relationship this episode: Zhe Xuan. In his case, though, he didn't try to interfere or act pathetic. He just looked sadly at the couple and then took a moment to try to let go of his feelings for Xiao Shu at a bowling alley. And luckily for him, he has a beautiful girl waiting him to realize that they go great together. She is the Ying (Ying) to his Yang. Teaching him how to let go and allow a bit of disorder into his life in order to feel more alive.

I'm starting to ship Ying Ying and Zhe Xuan as much as Zhen-Shu at this point. When they're around each other, they seem more human, and the chemistry between Jack Li (Zhe Xuan) and Elleya Tao (Ying Ying) is undeniable. I just cannot get enough of them. The bratty princess with a soft heart and the serious nerd with a romantic side are going to make it all the way.

This drama is full of cute ships! I know I'm not alone on this one either. I want to see the union of Fei Li and Jessica. They are the silly couple that we may see together briefly at the end of the drama. Maybe they will be each other's date to the Zhen-Shu wedding? Hey, I like to be optimistic about my ships, especially when the relationships seem to be the main attraction of the drama.

More from the LOVE AROUND Drama Club!

Episode 11 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 10 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 9 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 8 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 7 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 6 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 5 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 4 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 3 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 2 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]

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