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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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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    inspirit91 May 31, 2017
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    inspirit91 May 31, 2017

    I really enjoyed watching this drama~ I don't know why I didn't watch it when it was still airing. This is a really heart warming, light and funny drama. The plot is refreshing and the acting is great too. I really liked all the eps and all the characters of this drama.

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    cutebaek May 23, 2017

    my fav romcom so far, this is so pure - literally i felt like i was a character in the drama as well! i was with them yall! love this! i think it deserves better ratings! my heart!

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    Gulsen May 22, 2017

    I look at the poster and still it makes me smile..This drama won't be over for me :))

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    ArvisJaggamar May 9, 2017

    Finished. This is the first 9.5 I have given in a good long while. Literally every single episode touched my heart.

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    BAEBunnij May 3, 2017 - edited

    I just finished this Seo In Guk will always be my favorite. I thought this drama was fresh and super cute.I didn't have second lead syndrome this time I was distracted by Louis and the leading detective I need to open up a bookstore lol.

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    Alessa May 3, 2017

    Just one thing... That Dog Song is getting me everytime ! Just loved this show <3

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    rainbowreflects Apr 29, 2017

    this drama left me with such a warm glowing feeling! There were moments were i laughed my head off as well. It was a great ride!

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    ArvisJaggamar Apr 26, 2017

    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 Apr 26, 2017

    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 Apr 11, 2017
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    ParkYeonRin Apr 7, 2017

    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 Apr 7, 2017
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    Joowonholic Apr 6, 2017

    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 Apr 6, 2017 - 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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    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.


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    8.4 (scored by 6,215 users)
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