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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They have the same kind of fluffy feeling in the beginnings and the way Joon Jae has to teach nearly everything about the world to Sim Chim Chung is similar as Louis hardships to get know the world. So in SKL the girl teaches the boy about how to live a normal life and in LOTBS the boy teaches the girl.
One more thing: in Legend of The Blue Sea Joon Jae forgat Shim Chung because she erased his memories. On Shopping King Louis he also forgat everything because he had amnesia.
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In both dramas:
-The male lead has lost memory and is taken care of by a girl, their family think they are dead.
- Both male leads are kind and cute.
- Good chemestry for the main couple.
- The male leads are from rich families.
-The female lead loses someone of her family she loves at the beginning.
-The female lead is much stronger than she seems at first sight.
-There is someone who wants the male lead to disappear because he wants to take his position in the company.
-The supporting characters are interesting and appealing.
-The female lead ends up working at the male lead's firm.

Points of divergence:
- In SKL, the guy loses the memory once whereas in STLDFM, the guy loses his memory twice, and falls for the female lead once again.
-In STLDFM, the second male lead falls hard for the female lead, whereas in SKL, the love triangle is less highlighted.
-In SKL, the couple is more childish and it is a comedy with a light storyline.
-In STLDFM, the story is more tragic, the storyline is heavier than in SKL but there are still some comedy elements.

I loved STLDFM better because of the casting (Eugene and Ji Sung fan) and the storyline. We really felt the love all along this drama. (I am a bit sad to know that later on he married the girl playing the female rival of Eugene, and not Eugen herself????) Both dramas are good even though STLDFM is older, but in my opinion old dramas are the best because modern dramas lack something older dramas had. If you want a light drama, watch SKL, if you want to witness the birth of a "once in a lifetime and strong love" conquering all, watch STLDFM.
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    bishh 7 days ago

    I dropped this... twice. Really wished I could get into it like most people did because I love romance but idk I just wasn't feeling it.

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    hmfacial 10 days ago

    I really enjoyed this drama because of Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun. I found some of the OST was okay, but in general the music they played (mainly in English) was weird and I found it off-putting. When I watch a Korean Drama I expect to hear Korean music. It seemed weird to hear Frank Sinatra and Leonard Cohen played in the background. Honestly tho, that was my only complaint. Everything else about the drama was sweet and enjoyable.

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    Brownie 11 days ago

    Super cute, super funny, some very emotional moments. I loved every moment, great cast, nice OST. It did get a little repetitive in the middle but you soon forget about it. The ending was super sweet. Highly recommended drama that I would definitely rewatch. I really enjoyed it.

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    ykflower 20 days ago - edited

    Is it a happy ending?

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      Pilar 19 days ago

      Yes! It's a very cute drama, with a lot of romantic and funny moments ...I recommend it. :)

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      ykflower 18 days ago

      Thanks lot :) I will definitely watch it

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    Brook 27 days ago

    amazing. amazing. AMAZING!!! have finished 2 episodes of this and it is SO INCREDIBLE! in my opinion~~ hehe^^.... i just love it so much x3 i am so excited, i would recommend this to everyone, literally :D it's so heartwarming and i love it (i think i said this twice already >_>).
    i'll write an updated comment, once i finished this :)
    (thx for reading my comment <3, but seriously now, GO and WATCH IT! ^_^)

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    myheartisomg Jul 12, 2017 - edited

    How can a drama be so adorable and romantic, while completely subverting tropes and cliches? Shopping King Louis is beautifully written, light and funny but still full of real feels. Seo In Guk in particular is amazing, he really showcases his diversity as an actor when you compare Louis to e.g. Hyun in I Remember You. But what completes the picture is how much care and attention each and every character gets, and how no thread is left loose at the end. Wasn't expecting to love this gem of a show so much.

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    jez Jul 12, 2017

    I loved this drama. Some dramas feel really short and some really long. Even though it was only 16 dramas, it felt like it was many more episodes, in a good way. Loved Seo In Guk's acting in this, and thought he did a really good job. Ended up liking all the characters, and it was a heart warming drama with a lot of laughs and fun. Though I wish they could have extended the ending to more episodes. Thought Louie was going to propose and we would see more of a wedding or them getting married, but liked the ending.

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    Kliorin Jul 6, 2017

    I loved this drama waaaay more than I expected. It has very nice warm almost Disney like feel to it, kind of 90s romcom I dunno) And Louis ohhhh Louis. I soo expected him to be the jerk type, but he was such a baby-cuddly puppy! It's my first time seeing a male lead like this) The pace and the amount of "drama" drama was that of She Was Pretty, it's just so lightweight! Loved it 9/10

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    Emaan Ali Jul 6, 2017 - edited

    I watched 3 episode on drama3s after 3 episode I found error on that site.... please some one tell me where I can watch this drama... I am from pakistan so mostly site block in my country .... very disappointed

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    Asena Jul 2, 2017

    it made me laugh and it made me cry, so pure so beautiful loved this drama!
    I'm definitely not going to forget this one

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    RueXie Jun 29, 2017

    seo in guk screaming "shit" many times was priceless .. and oh dae hwan imitating (jo in sung) the actor in some scenes was the highlight of this drama .. i loved every single detail in this drama.

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    Louela Jun 24, 2017

    This was a feel good, light weighted drama. Seo In guk was a little bit weird in here but I still love him. He portrayed his character well.

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    Banada6 Jun 21, 2017

    One day, louis asked me "How much do you like me?" Louis even if you have nothing . Even if you don't have a name . I like you ... This will always be my favorite quote in kdrama

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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:

    8.4 (scored by 6,170 users)
  • Ranked:

    #226
  • Popularity:

    #140

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