Shopping King Louis

Shopping King Louis (2016)

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A life of privilege can be a lonely one. Kang Ji Seong is the only chaebol heir to his grandmother’s conglomerate after his parents died in a tragic accident when he was a child. Raised by his overprotective grandmother, he lived as “Louie” in France, sheltered from life with no real friends. Louie tries to fill his emotional void by traveling all over the world and spending money without any care as read moreto what he is buying. When Louie returns to Korea to the bustling city of Seoul, he gets into an accident and loses his memory, leaving him with no knowledge of who he is or where he lives! But Louie meets Go Bok Shil, a sweet young woman who came to the city from a rural town to try to make something of herself, and she takes him into her home. Cha Joong Won, a department director for Louie’s grandmother, sees the young heir as a threat to his career while also falling for Bok Shil. Can Bok Shil help Louie return to his rightful place in life?

  • Native title:

    쇼핑왕 루이
  • Also Known as:

    Syopingwang Rui; Shopping King Louie; Shopaholic Louie

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Jasmine
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Nov 11, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Delicious dark chocolate is what Shopping King Louie is to me. Initially, I was thinking this was cotton candy cute but one can become sick of cotton candy quickly. The cuteness in SKL grows on you, episode by episode, and you will never get sick of it because it's just so well done!

The story seems simple and full of tropes: amnesia, chaebols, cinderella-like characters, car crashes, etc. but none of them read more felt melodramatic at all-especially when those cliches would usually spell out melodrama in other dramas. The drama's anchor is on the chemistry between Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun and the drama knows its strengths so it focuses on that. The progression of their relationship is organic, genuine, honest, and just full of cuteness! The story isn't fast in the sense that things are always happening but the continuous character growth in the relationships is what will keep you watching. You become invested in all the characters and grow to love them- all of them. That was the draw for me.

I love this drama and its Cinderella feel. It's such an easy watch but not boring- and that's so hard to achieve, having light cuteness that's balanced by heartfelt moments

I really liked the OST especially Tiger Moth by Monsta;it's still playing on repeat.

I recommend SKL, completely if you like:
-cuteness overload, in a good way
-a well-done rom-com (actually hilarious and romantic at the same time)
-no melodrama because the writer defies all the cliches you think will happen

Shopping King Louis is one of the most pure, innocent, and heart-warming dramas I've watched in a long time. I sincerely recommend this to y'all especially if you need a little bit of Louis to lift up your spirits!
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bambamby
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Nov 11, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Who has finally a favorite drama this 2016????? YES! Shopping king louie is so far the best drama to me until the date. Yeah, maybe I'm exaggerating? Probably. I needed a drama like this? Absolutely.
Pure ! They are so pure… I just wanna hug all these pure souls and no leave them go never!!

Lets go to start:
- Plot : Something new without introducing new things to the romcom (Yeah read more it sounds so twisted)
- Cast: ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. The leads are so extra and pure that I can't say nothing more.
- Drama itself: It had the perfect amount of love, comedy and good acting.
- Music and effects: SO CUTE AND FUNNY!

If you wanna spend a good moment watching a drama, buy this! Yeah, spend all your time and hours watching them. Embrace the cuteness of Seo in Guk (what a gem, is this puppy even real?)

Con: mmmmmm maybe the drama topic tips? But Bah you almost don't realize it and I gave up trying to find dramas who delete these topics.

If you wanna find yourself smiling when some of these characters are smiling, this will be your drama.
Have a good time queens and kings of shopping.
See ya!
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These two dramas have a similar feel. Both main characters start to live independently and need to financially support someone completely oblivious to the rules of the world. Both dramas also emit a feeling of a loyal dog and its owner.
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They both feature a male lead who loses his memory and ends up living with the female lead.
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    tala 4 days ago - edited

    can anyone tell me how often lee jaekyun appears in this? id really be watching for him

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      KoriNeko18 2 hours ago - edited

      he's extremely minor to the point that I don't even remember his character. You won't be seeing him much if he's the only reason you watch. I believe he's just an office worker.

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    SheWantsRevenge 10 days ago - edited

    What episode does he get his memory back? I don't even remember what episode I gave up on.

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    _Ahsen_ 15 days ago

    9/10 for last ep
    I loughed so much entire drama
    thanks to writer hope he or she writes again

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    mahboobeh 18 days ago

    This drama was great! Love it so much *.*
    The whole actors and actress did a great job. It was really funny and lovely. I loved the love between Louis and Bik Shil. <3

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    Lemon 19 days ago

    You really can't hate this drama at all I love it!!

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    ansuhzol_117 22 days ago

    i am the not really fond of main couple but love the interaction btwn louis n CJW.they r so funny

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    Marga_ps 23 days ago - edited

    I'm not very fond of the amnesia thing, is it very central in this drama? How many episodes is he not remembering his life?

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      Jemerald523 7 days ago

      The whole show is about the main lead having an amnesia.. It is actually a cliche story, but still a very different experience.. I enjoyed how the story runs.

      Anyways, he regained his partial memory on episode 10 but everything was cleared up on episode 12.

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      Marga_ps 7 days ago

      Thank you :)

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      OhSoEnthusiastic 4 days ago

      The amnesia plays out a lot better in this drama than it does in most. It's never used to force the leads apart or as an excuse for them to make bad decisions. He regains bits and pieces of his memory over time, much closer to what amnesia (the kind where you actually regain your memories) is like in real life. It is very central to the plot, but in a good way. And Louie is a decent guy from beginning to end so none of that 'I've become a good person, but oh! I've got all my memories back/I've lost all my memories, so I'm going to revert back to being an asshole' nonsense.

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    Annalisse 24 days ago

    Adorable weekend drama if you're into the cutsie romance thing. I finished it in a couple days.

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    risaruart 25 days ago

    Just finished this drama it was really funny and made me laughed. I was amazed that Louis family accepted bok shil since he is rich and she is poor. Love this drama

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    Hyuna 26 days ago - edited

    I wanted to keep watching this because Louis is probably one of the most adorable characters out there, he's literally like a puppy. My problem with this drama was that I felt like it was really slow. Maybe I'll pick it up again someday but at the moment it's just really boring. I didn't really like Bok Shil, yes she wasn't the typical female lead (that was why I even started this drama) but she was too..plain? Idk how to discribe it like don't get me wrong I mean who doesn't love a relatable female lead the problem with this character was that she was too nice and too naive so that you couldn't even take her serious and it made her less relatable than the usual female lead. I don't think it is a bad drama, It's definitely watchable if you don't expect something more than it is. I personally won't continue watching this for a while. My last critique to this is that the storyline feels like it keeps repeating itself, like they get money, lose it then get money and lose it...again.
    PS: I don't know why but I keep forgetting that this is a very recent drama, it gives me 2012/2013 feels.

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    MrsChoeYeong 28 days ago

    watched some cute GIFs of louis..and aww how cute he was..will miss seo in guk <3

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    Valier 29 days ago

    I'm at Ep 4 and their music choices crack me up xD First "A whole new world" from Aladdin and now Cats? rofl!!

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    giocare 30 days ago

    This was definitely one of my favorites of 2016. Everything in this show was so cute and the main couple was so pure. The show was funny and it was impossible to even hate the bad guys. Highly recommended!!

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    94loveKdrama Jan 23, 2017 - edited

    That moment when this page is filled with positive thoughts and I don't think this drama is one of the best romcom, amazing like everyone else were saying or so much good that would make me to crave for more.
    Overall it's just an average drama in my opinion. Not totally recommendable.

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    Heemen Jan 16, 2017 - edited
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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Sep 21, 2016 to Nov 10, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 4,190 users)
  • Ranked:

    #218
  • Popularity:

    #185

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