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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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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Different country but the storyline is actually quite similar! Both leads are rich (hot) heirs but have 'something' that happen to them and their families try to search for them. Both dramas have an ajusshi who wants to prevent the leads from meeting their families. Both dramas have the lead guy fall in love with a country-side girl early in the series. Both series have the leading girl help the lead guy adjust to the new environments. Both dramas have super cute romance/ comedy scenes.
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While the storylines are very different, I felt that the two male leads (Seo In Guk, in Shopping King Louis, and Choi Woo Shik, in Ho Goo's Love) were both innocent and lovable in their own ways.
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    ArvisJaggamar 3 days ago

    I've only seen the first episode so far, but Nam Ji Hyun and Im Se Mi make the cutest pair of female leads. I really enjoy how sweet and sincere the Go Bok Shil character is.

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    lhisa 3 days ago

    Very nice drama! Light, heartwarming, and funny. The whole casts did a good job. Seo In Guk really is a good actor, I started to like him after I watched "I Remember You". Yoon Sang Hyun's role always makes me smile, & Nam Ji Hyun is simply pretty & also a good actress. Congratulations to all!

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    Coraline 17 days ago
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    ParkYeonRin 21 days ago

    It was funny and heartwarming. :) Cha Jung Won was my favorite character, he played his role very well. I liked many of the supporting characters too. The main couple was cute. Seo In Guk did a good job as always. In my opinion it's not a masterpiece, but a really good one.

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    namopanik 21 days ago
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    Joowonholic 23 days ago

    Ohh and the twist in the end.. I kinda expected it but still end up suprise. Aww, i feel sad it came to an end *cries*

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    Joowonholic 23 days ago - edited

    So gonna miss this drama and all the characters on it. Huhu. It feels really refreshing to watch a drama that is filled with positivity. As if all of them got the main roles. I can say that this drama wouldn't be complete if one of them doesn't exist. Lol.

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    Maggy 25 days ago

    Doppel it after 6 1/2 episodes...the characters were just too annoying and/or naive for my taste :(

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    Coraline 27 days ago
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    EstherT Mar 23, 2017 - edited

    This is honestly one of the best drama EVER. I constantly smiled throughtout every episode of this drama, it is so rare for that to happen! BokShil and Louis are the cutest couple I've seen on dramaland!!!! THANK U FOR THIS AMAZING DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    100000000000000000/10 FOR REAL

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    Sayyy Mar 21, 2017
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    Diefenbaker Mar 18, 2017 - edited

    What a feel-good drama. So adorable and funny. Sure there were a few plot holes but I still enjoyed this very much.

    Loved the cast and the soundtrack.

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    IssyCee Mar 18, 2017

    I watched this because of the leads, seo in guk have always executed his characters very well and nam ji hyun is a sweetheart. Overall I really enjoyed this drama. Though called shopping king louie this drama was more than just shopping .There were also some frustrating periods but I loved the unconditional caring love the female lead has. This was such a sweet drama that ended really nicely I love how the story line flowed throughout the drama. Definitely one I would recommend

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    XiaoZhanoppa Mar 17, 2017

    dropped this :(

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    BangtanAhgase Mar 14, 2017



  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 5,045 users)
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