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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    MashiMomoWavingCandy Nov 12, 2016

    Heartwarming and purest OTP ever. Louie and Bok-shil are too precious for this world.

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    hollywillow Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    Guys help kinda lost here what's MaRi family relationship with Louis family?

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      Ma Ri's dad basically took care of the company apart from Grandma.. no direct blood relation though. He served them for loooong

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      hollywillow Nov 13, 2016

      Ah okay I get it now thanks!

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    drama-on-tuned Nov 12, 2016

    this is one of the cutest drama I've ever seen. A regular plot with a different point of view

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    Bongsookie Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    This is really one healing, beautiful and most heartwarming drama of 2016. I absolutely adore and love this to bits ❤ oh and I forgot to mention, how wonderful are kiss scenes in this drama? All their kisses have got to be the sweetest kisses in kdramaland and surprisingly there are plenty of kiss scenes in this drama (NJH is such a lucky girl to get to kiss SIG this much!!). I really love the chemistry between SIG and NJH <3 I'm going to rate this 9.5/10, kudos to the rookie writer for bringing us this awesome drama. I'm looking forward to her future works now :D

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      I swear, healing is such an apt word. And the kisses are gorgeously cute!

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      Bongsookie Nov 13, 2016 - edited

      Agree - not only cute but romantic too. The way they both look at each other full of love before kissing. I don't see this type of chemistry often when I watch romance dramas!

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      I know right? and it's even more cute because it looks so sincere and pure you know? There's such innocence, it melts your heart. Truly one of a kind drama!

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    HAMEX Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    I need spoiler, at what episode that louis finally regain his memories. Currently i'm not in the mood for amnesia plot, i can't stand watching him n her keep being patethic..

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      Bongsookie Nov 12, 2016 - edited
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      HAMEX Nov 12, 2016

      Yeah i agree tho.. That's why i want to keep watching...hwaah it will be such a journey...

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      Mary28 Nov 13, 2016

      please mark as spoiler

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      Bongsookie Nov 13, 2016 - edited

      Done. Sorry I didn't think what I wrote was a spoiler besides just mentioning what episode he gains his full memories. We all know he'll eventually get his memory back anyway :)

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    inactive Nov 12, 2016

    i need more of mari x insung
    they were one of my favorite things about this drama

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    Gin Nov 12, 2016

    definitely going to miss this drama..

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    SaeedKhan Nov 12, 2016

    No idea why this got shitty ratings but i liked it
    The acting by Seo In Guk was perfect as he portrayed the character very well

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    nibster Nov 11, 2016
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    Moza Nov 11, 2016 - edited

    Seo in Guk and Nam Ji Hyun was soooo cute in this..

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    INFIRES Nov 11, 2016

    The fate shit at the end wasn't too bad to the extent that it lowered my score thankfully.

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    namopanik Nov 11, 2016

    Most of the characters are really lovable and fun to watch, but I expect absolutely nothing plot-wise from ep 9 on.

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    Saranghae89 Nov 11, 2016 - edited

    The storyline was quite silly like a children's book with no depth and no (significant) character development,and the "villain" element was ridiculous,but the cuteness and hilarity this drama provided was brilliant,and that's what made me keep watching (To be honest,I came close to dropping it twice or something).The main couple was precious cuties patooties that you wanted to hug tight and never let them go (lol) and even though in certain cases their romance,interactions and actions could have come off as cheesy that never happened.The side characters were interesting & likeable & basically everyone in this drama was fun to watch.The comedy element was so good and fresh.The friendships and relationships that were formed were lovely.The visual & sound effects and also the ost were a plus.All in all,it's a nice and easy watch that makes one smile & laugh (& a bit emotional at certain moments),but nothing more.

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      Moza Nov 11, 2016

      Agree with you in some part..

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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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    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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