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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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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21 people found this review helpful
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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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Both dramas are adorably pure and the leads just steal you heart with with their sincereity and innocence.

Both involve simple predictable plots executed very well.

Both of them just have that stress free, happy happy feel you know?
In both dramas a girl takes care of a guy who behaves like a puppy. They both live together
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    Heemen 1 day ago - edited
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    KMR 6 days ago - edited

    What a cute and simple drama. Just like I like them when they're light. The OST is beautiful.
    Love Bok Sil's out of this world's kindness.

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    Nishat 6 days ago

    Ten minutes into episode 1 and I'm already dying of laughter! Hope this is good! I love Seo in Guk

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    Fatooome 6 days ago

    You know when you're asked to write a 2000 word paper, and you've done a really good job up until the 1200 word mark. Then you start to add BS here and there just to reach the 2000 word mark? This drama felt exactly the same to me. It could have easily ended at like episode 10, the rest was just fillers that I personally did not enjoy watching.

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    itsinesok 10 days ago

    Such a good Drama, definetly one of my favourite ones. I am still sad that I finished it. :(

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    purplejoys 14 days ago

    I've loved Seo In Guk since seeing him in Reply 1997 and I Remember You. But after watching SKL, I became OBSESSED. In Guk is GOLD and he had perfect chemistry with Nam Ji Hyun. They're just so cute together! I watched so many good dramas in 2016 but there was nothing as cute as this show. :)

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    MiniSushi 19 days ago

    After watching this drama, I swear I won't be able to take Oh Dae Hwan's roles seriously hahah

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    DarlingTabasa 19 days ago

    This was such an amazing show :D It's light, cute and funny. Guaranteed there was some sad moments that definitely made me cry but overall this show had me smiling. I love halmeoni :D I love the relationship of Louie and Mr. Cha hahahha :))

    Definitely a rewatch ^.^

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    Furti 20 days ago - edited

    Aaah~ how much I while cried watching this drama :*( wasn't that much sad :(

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      Elfinia 17 days ago

      You cried because it was so beautiful.

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      Furti 16 days ago

      You said right friend :)

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      itsinesok 10 days ago

      I cried as well because it was just trés magnifique and beautiful.~

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    Akaisora 20 days ago

    This is the perfect, light drama to watch to heal yourself from unhappy historic dramas. :D

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    manatee 23 days ago - edited

    This drama had a stronger start than finish. The plot started to thin out towards the last episodes and not everyone may like the "filler" scenes/conflicts. (I for sure didn't, I think they could have wrapped the story up nicely in around 12 eps). Regardless, I really liked it and would definitely recommend it to fans of fluffy romcoms. It was a fun watch with a lot of sweet moments, plus the characters were all so charming each in their own way. The finale also dragged a bit but it had some really nice parts that make this drama a Can't Miss!

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    ineedtreatment 24 days ago

    I love Seo In Guk
    I love OST
    I love this cute story
    I love EVERYTHING in this drama
    Mostly romcoms are boring at the end but not this one! *_*
    I have big smile on my face when I thinking about this drama <3

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    joyje 25 days ago

    Loved the OST. Watched this drama because of Seo In Guk. A fantasy rom com drama. Agreed with majority that the drama was less interesting after episode 10. Loved to watched the fashionable clothes that Mr Cha wore.

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    Maebe 28 days ago

    Nice fun drama that was really engaging up till episode 10. Then it went downhill.


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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 3,560 users)
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