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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    noor mahmuda Nov 15, 2016

    Love love love this drama . I am going to vote shopping king louie , moonlovers and 38 task force for korean drama awards. There is 15 days left》 www..Korean drama

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    KRider Nov 14, 2016 - edited

    Go Bok Sil, farewell. Goodbye!
    Welcome Wang Mong Sil (backsound: "She will be the face I can't forget...")
    Does anyone know the name of actress who become Wang Mong Sil?

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      Fauzan Nov 15, 2016

      chae soo bin

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      KRider Nov 16, 2016

      Thanks Fauzan. I thought she is a newbie coz i never see her before. But wow she's won awards

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      Fauzan Nov 16, 2016

      She starred in the role in "Love in the moonlight(2016)" before shoping king louie

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    Asianstan Nov 14, 2016

    I liked the colors.

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    Volinii Nov 14, 2016

    It was like mmuaahh :* all the characters have played awesome role. I loved it to the core. Chemistry was fab between louis and bok sil. I just loved the scenes were mr. Cha gets agitated with louis behaviours ( sounds like grrrr). Though being a feisty person he showed caring towards louis and bok sil. I reallyyyyy loved his character, his acting. Really expecting such roles for him in other upcoming dramas. I enjoyed the scene where louis was shown the king and others were considered as maids hahahhahahahhaahaha. Seriously that was hilarious. Convivial atmosphere created between ajhumaas. I would recommend everyone to watch it and would rate 10/10. This drama seriously made my days.

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    Fonney Nov 14, 2016

    Just wait Louie and Bok Sil marriage scene, but till the end there's no scene like that. Gonna miss this drama. The simple story but romance enough and funny also.

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    Sara Nov 13, 2016 - edited

    Last 4 episodes ruined it

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      Jemerald523 Nov 13, 2016

      Not really ruined it. But episode 12 feels like a good ending already.

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      kpopmylife Nov 24, 2016

      Maybe for you. For me last four episodes is chocolate... And ia m eating the chocolates very hungrily because it is tasty... hahahaha O just cant move on from this drama♡♡♡♡

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    Nats123 Nov 13, 2016

    Really going to miss Louis every week. This drama was great, all the beautiful characters and simple story was gripping. Loved spending time and experiencing each ones journey to happiness. 살랑해 루이아

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    Cristi Nov 13, 2016

    I'm gonna miss this drama so much... otokashi (awww my feels)
    It was perfect, the characters, the story, the cuteness, the chemistry between inguk and jihyun. I'm really sad (like when age of youth finished).
    Also, I really appreciathe the second lead. Mr cha is a good person, who cares about boksil and louie, and the most important, he knows when intervene and when stays out.
    Scriptwriters we need more characters like Mr Cha!!!

    Seriously, I will recommend this drama to everyone. 10/10

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    sunflower63 Nov 13, 2016 - edited

    I had fun whilst watching this drama which was simple yet enjoyable. The plot was nothing to write home about but it flowed nicely and and the episodes always had a light-hearted and easygoing feel to them. I personally prefer more sophisticated stories so for me it was more of a filler in between other dramas . In any case it made me feel good which is all that matters.

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    I'm goin to miss Louis and his friends SO much. This drama is a masterpeice of a sweet, cute, pure romance, friendship, relations, family and love. SO GOOD! 10/10.

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    Banada6 Nov 13, 2016

    For me this drama is really simple that why I really enjoy it cause it makes you laugh totally recommend it

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    Andro Nov 13, 2016

    I breally enjoyed this drama

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    Bongsookie Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    Also I love Baek Ma Ri! After finishing the drama, I seriously find her character so cute and endearing haha xD anyone here like Ma Ri too?

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    DarlingLove Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    Hellow ;)) Happy Ending or Not? Spoilers Pleasee !!!

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    naccu Nov 12, 2016

    This must be the first drama in the history of dramaland in which I didn't feel like smashing anybody's head into solid concrete! Like, I disliked nobody! 0.0
    <3 <3 <3 Cutest drama to ever exist <3 <3 <3


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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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