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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Jasmine
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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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bambamby
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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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    arang Nov 11, 2016

    nice and heartwarming and fun up to the last episode. one of the cutest OTPs and my favorites! one of the better dramas this year <333

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    jinnborn Nov 11, 2016

    Really great drama,cute, funny, sweet, romantic and touching. I like that rich people here didn't think that they are better than poor people, They all respect each other and love each other. I like that cool detective, I wanted to see more of him.

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    TaraVIP Nov 11, 2016

    9 / 10
    one of the bst dramas of the year

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    Nutchalovesmiley Nov 11, 2016

    Beautiful combination of everything!

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    eoniii Nov 11, 2016

    I really laugh my head off this drama.
    It was one fun ride. Though there are scenes that are just too cliche but still worth a watch.
    I have to admit tho, I kind of lost interest at the end but still a good one.

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    Panda Nov 11, 2016

    Cute and so many funny moments

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    suu_ Nov 11, 2016

    This is the best drama of the year, 15/10 xD

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    Mika Nov 11, 2016

    This is such a beautiful drama, interlaced with so many lovely meanings. Worth the watch as it is a nice break from all the angsty melodramas. :)

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    noor mahmuda Nov 11, 2016 - edited

    SPOILER!! End watching this fabulous drama. And yes I want to clearly say that even Louie bosses aroung bokshil and others but at the end now he takes care everyone nicely. Putting locks to bokshil's house so nobody harm her, buy medicines for her when she is sick, waitibg for her at bus stop. Buying back the black bag that he promise will give her one day, giving insung and his mother many things(full apartment, job) . Help Mr.Cha with expanding his bussiness, taking care of mari and his mother after mr baek goes to proson. And more. So Bokshil and Louie completes each other. Okayy

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    d-lite Nov 10, 2016

    it was definitely a heartfelt drama as much it had a good comedy and cute and lovable moments it also had those moments that touches your heartstrings...
    and the cast made it a memorable one with their chemistry...
    it was a pleasant surprise drama and it was worth it...

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    aictopus Nov 10, 2016

    This was such a lovely, well paced drama. The characters felt unique and fun, and the whole cast supported each other in a way that made every scene entertaining to watch. I really enjoyed it!

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    Cakeu Nov 10, 2016 - edited

    shortly????? as in when??????

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      darkglows Nov 10, 2016

      ep 16 aired after ep 15 and it's already subbed

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      Janey Nov 10, 2016

      Where? I can only find ep. 15 subbed everywhere.

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    littlemissfan Nov 10, 2016

    Will someone tell me the title of the song Louie sang at their king of mask singer contest? Pleaseeee

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    Panda Nov 10, 2016 - edited

    this drama is my precious

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      naccu Nov 11, 2016

      *my preciousssss*

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    mejustcassie Nov 10, 2016

    I'm having a crush on detective nam joo hyuk I melted when he sang
    he's perfect from all dimensions

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Sep 21, 2016 to Nov 10, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 5,386 users)
  • Ranked:

    #207
  • Popularity:

    #152

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