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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    Fatooome Jan 11, 2017

    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 Jan 7, 2017

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

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    purplejoys Jan 3, 2017

    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 Dec 29, 2016

    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 Dec 29, 2016

    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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    EunWoo Dec 28, 2016 - edited

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

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      Asianstan Dec 31, 2016

      You cried because it was so beautiful.

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      EunWoo Jan 1, 2017

      You said right friend :)

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      itsinesok Jan 7, 2017

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

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    Akaisora Dec 28, 2016

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

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    manatee Dec 25, 2016 - 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 Dec 24, 2016

    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 Dec 23, 2016

    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 Dec 20, 2016

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

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    maha-emam Dec 18, 2016

    this drama is cute and everything but i felt frustrated from louis's immature acting but still funny . after all i liked the drama and i recommend it if you want something light >

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    Alessa Dec 12, 2016 - edited

    Everyone seems to agree on this drama being "sweet"; "cute"; etc and that "it makes you smile"; is it in a "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" way?

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      noor mahmuda Dec 18, 2016 - edited

      WFKBJ is lovely ♡ But since it not yet finished we cant judge yet. Shopping KiNg louie is amazing drama. Yes this drama is sweet and cute but the thing which I want to highlight is, this drama will not let you get sick or annoyed like some romcoms give. Also in this drama, there are positive vibes which we can take lessons from. The osts are good. Also they use background musics which can lighten up our mood. For ex: Aladin's song. This cinderella like story which will defy whatever cliches you might think happen :)

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      Alessa Dec 19, 2016

      Thank you SO much! You’ve been really helpful! After the exams I’m definitely gonna watch it =)

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      noor mahmuda Dec 19, 2016

      You are welcome so much :) Thanks for adding too :-)

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    Heathenkitties Dec 11, 2016

    STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING AND WATCH THIS DRAMA! I'm nearing the end of episode 8 and it's such a GOOD drama! Love the cast, the storyline, and the music! You won't regret it, I promise!


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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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    8.4 (scored by 6,423 users)
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