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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    94loveKdrama Dec 5, 2016

    Started this drama!~^^
    Louis is cute makes me want to protect him, though he is money spender I think I'll forgive him too since his♥♥♥♥

    It felt so good to see oska once again. He'l always be oska in my heart no matter where drama I'll get to see himXD

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    LuvK Dec 4, 2016

    One of the best kdramas ever so innocent and touching. LOVED IT.

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    bubal Dec 4, 2016 - edited

    Did someone find where to download the entire OST of Shopping King Louis ?

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    rationalbeings Dec 4, 2016

    Also the ost!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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    rationalbeings Dec 4, 2016

    Aw this drama is such cotton candy fluff which gets a 9 because its cotton candy fluff done so well and with so much meaning behind it. It's one of those dramas that throws in almost every cliche in the book and yet doesn't drag any of it out and makes you believe that people are good, even the bad guys. It was balanced so well and was like a sweet stroll through drama land where everything has been very boring lately. The pacing is slower but matches the drama's feel and so you don't mind watching event unfold in an almost natural fashion. It's the kind of story that gives you all the feels and makes you smile at the end of every episode (also it helps that In Guk is my bias)

    Highly recommend watching this drama as everyone acts really great and the story is one of the few that doesn't need to make you feel anxious to keep you watching.

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    sweetmint Dec 2, 2016 - edited

    Wait Mr. Cha is almost 40 but Bok Sil is only 21....and Mr. Cha likes her?

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      saycheese Dec 7, 2016 - edited

      Yes, this was constantly bugging me when I watch the 2 of them together. It makes it less realistic, so (in trying) to get over it, I just treat Mr Cha like her 'care-taker' if that makes sense xD

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      haitakaz Dec 22, 2016

      I can understand that some people see that as a problem/think it's weird because of their age gap, but I didn't care about that because age is just a number and they both are adults

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    noor mahmuda Dec 1, 2016

    Guys do you know our Louie already grow up? Bok Shil na ottokaji? Hahhaa search 'OMG' song if you wanna know what I meant :) Seo In Guk is there

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    Isinuyasha Dec 1, 2016 - edited

    Argh, just a little warning to all those who suffer from the same problem I have. I can't stand people eating noisily, it's actually nausea inducing to me. Usually I can cope, although of course K-Dramas are full of open mouthed chewing but this... woah, takes it to a new level. I couldn't. I had to stop after episode 3. I get that somehow the messy eating is a plot point for Louis but by episode three everyone was chewing noisily, smacking their lips, spitting food and talking with their mouth full. Can someone tell me if that stops sometime soon? I want to continue but when I watch I get really uncomfortable, goosebumps and nausea and everything included. Someone help :)

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      kpopmylife Dec 1, 2016 - edited

      If you cannot watch then it cant be help . Hope you get better. I dont know about other countries but I respect korean people to be natural and does not shy when they express the way they eat. Looks so real. My dear precious Louie just continue eating like that okay. Bok Shil and I will accept it. Also the dearest cast I can't move on from you guys. Funny ♡♡

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    itzel Nov 30, 2016

    perdon pero no puedo poner en mi lista medise que verifique me coreo lo berifique no estamal

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    LPA Nov 30, 2016 - edited

    Cute Drama. Interesting scenes. Started out a little goofy but quickly got interesting. Lots of family and situations to keep your interest including comedy, romance and drama. Plot kept twisting. Cute leads. I really like the lead actors Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun. I rated this 8.5.

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    Monica Nov 28, 2016

    such a cuteass drama. the faces of SIG just skajhdhsgd xD
    i really loved this drama 10/10:)

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    RhopalocerA Nov 28, 2016

    The last 5 min of the finale was too much sugary and cringeworthy in my opinion but I can forego that thus I rated it 9 as high as the level of enjoyment I had during watching the show overall. This show is too freaking adorable I think I've never seen a show that overflow with cutesy romance n comedic scenes throughout all it's episodes like this! This is a pure rom-com show inside and out. I think it should'nt be tagged as melodrama as I've found nothing melo in the story. I love all the characters. Seo In Guk is GOLD! Nam Ji hyun is pretty and such a pure-hearted girl *I doubt there's a human being as pure as her*. I love the mother-son duo scenes maybe not at first but later on they stole my big heart. I love 'Oska' character in this. In early eps, he does irritates me with his act but I found him funny most of the time and love all his bromance scenes with Louis. Even the villain not so much like a villain. I recommend this show to all who hold rom-com show dearly in her/his heart~❤❤❤

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    Asianstan Nov 26, 2016

    This drama is 10+

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    Dounie Nov 24, 2016

    First and foremost I have to say I never expected this drama to be so enjoyable, funny, lovely and so heartwarming, it was such a pleasant surprise especially for me who generally don't like these kind of dramas plus for once I could finally enjoy a romcom for its true value with no boring clichés nor annoying characters like it was the case with (MnD or Beautiful Gong Shim, the first two examples that came to mind). I immediately got attached to Bok Shil, she's such a sweetheart with a pure heart, though in the beginning I couldn't say the same about Louis whom I found a little bit whiny, too dependent on Bok Shil and lazy, he slowly managed to won over me with his pure soul. The supporting characters were generally entertaining and endearing on their own way, I found Jo In Sung and his mother very clingy and shameless in the frst few eps but I'm glad they got a proper and wonderful character development and became very sweet and caring. Particularly liked Cha Joong Won too although he is very caricatural but that's how we like him (at least that's how I do). If you're looking for a sweet romcom without unecessary drama I definitely recommend this one ♥ We just can't hate characters like Bok Shil, very hardworking, brave and lovely♥ Never thought Nam Ji Hyun was this pretty *,*!


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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 5,944 users)
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