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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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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Both are about office life. There is no one-note villain who does all the bad things; instead both shows are filled with characters who are inherently good that somehow wind up in bad situations and try to make the best of it.
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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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    Yaah Mar 13, 2017

    Character proportionality

    Louis (Shopping king) -> 30℅ Comedy + 40℅ Cute + 30℅ Romance
    Mr. Cha (Director of GL) -> 90℅ Comedy + 10℅ Crush
    In Seong (Job seeker) -> 98℅ Comedy + 2℅ Romance
    Bok sil (Guardian/Girlfriend of Louis) -> 70℅ Romance + 30℅ Sentiment
    Mr. Kim (Gaurdian of Louis) -> 40℅ Genius + 20℅ Comedy + 40℅ supportive
    Ma Ri (Daughter of GL's President) -> 60℅ Jealous + 10℅ Comedy + 30℅ Ignorance

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    inactive Mar 7, 2017

    i wanted more jo in sung and baek ma ri :((((

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    tala Feb 18, 2017 - edited

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

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      KoriNeko18 Feb 22, 2017 - 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 Feb 12, 2017 - 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_ Feb 7, 2017

    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 Feb 4, 2017

    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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    Shuga_ar Feb 3, 2017

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

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    ansuhzol_117 Jan 31, 2017

    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 Jan 30, 2017 - 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 Feb 15, 2017

      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 Feb 15, 2017

      Thank you :)

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      OhSoEnthusiastic Feb 19, 2017

      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 Jan 29, 2017

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

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    risaruart Jan 28, 2017

    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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    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 5,944 users)
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