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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    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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    MariaStepanenko Dec 9, 2016

    OMG they were plating EXO in the 11th episode in the cafe scene!!!! >-< OMG! I cant stop listening to Lotto now!

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    Ari Dec 9, 2016 - edited

    Simply beautiful.
    I haven't finished it yet. I am only up to episode 12, but I am in love with this drama. It's made me smile, laugh, and cry. I haven't really felt any rage while watching this at all, so that's a plus. I haven't had a drama I enjoyed this much in a long time. I also don't feel like it's draggy either but then again i'm still not finished.

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    usagi Dec 8, 2016 - edited

    I passed this one by at first in spite of the great cast b/c the synposis and fluffy image made me assume it would just be another romcom drowning in cliches. Glad I believed the first reviewer, who was spot on. Dark Chocolate! So much hilarity, cleverness, and the good kind of cuteness that's somehow both genuine and poking fun at itself. It's like they took on some bet that they could take on every single trope in the genre and do something fun with it. I haven't laughed so much through a comedy for awhile...Seo In Guk proves again that he can make any comedic role so much more hilarious, and his chemistry with everyone is awesome.

    Seems like some didn't love the humor as much as others, but I thought the script was brilliant (save for the last couple episodes), as was the cast and production. I didn't find it draggy as there's no endless repeated conversations or flashbacks etc for the most part, but if you find the pace to slow down toward the end, just watch on double speed and you'll most likely enjoy yourself.

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    saycheese Dec 7, 2016 - edited

    All was good until about ep 10 when it started to drag a little just to 'fill it up' for the remaining 6 episodes. The difference was quite obvious though. First 10 eps I was like an addict, pressing next to marathon the episodes because story was cute, funny and interesting. The last 4-5 episodes wasn't as engaging and I was just watching to get it done so I can get to the ending ><

    But first 10 eps hands down was very sweet and heartwarming! I think chemistry wise is average, but they are cute together.

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      saycheese Dec 8, 2016 - edited

      I think it was okay/normal. U can just watch it for closure (for your first 11 episodes

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      noor mahmuda Dec 10, 2016 - edited

      Acting wise is average? About who are you talking? Chemistry? Don't show your not understanding here lol. I know you have the right to give opinion. Correct me if I am wrong because I see their actings and chemistry is fine as hell

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      KoriNeko18 Dec 10, 2016

      I'll agree w/ you on everything but the acting lol. Seo In Guk did amazingly with his character. All the little subtleties from the way he speaks down to the way he moves really brought Louie to life lol.

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      saycheese Dec 10, 2016 - edited

      Ok I have removed the acting part in my comment but I was referring more to the njh. She did ok. Yes chemistry was great and downright cute but it just falters for me towards the end.

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      KoriNeko18 Dec 10, 2016

      omg no need to remove it! we're all just stating our opinions here :) I do understand if you mean NJH. She was good but not spectacular. :P

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    Lsgon Dec 6, 2016

    I won't give it a ten just because the story drags itself a little, in my opinion. But it's simply adorable! It reminds me why I started watching asian dramas in the first place. Even the "bad guys" are likeable... It's so sweet! <3

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    Sam Dec 6, 2016

    Really cute drama but the last 3 episodes... felt kinda rushed and full of fillers??? idk maybe that's just me but besides that I really liked! you'll just really end up loving all the characters.

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    bubal Dec 5, 2016




    If you don't watch it, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ?!


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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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