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Shopping King Louie[1] (Korean: 쇼핑왕 루이; RRSyoping-wang ru-i) is a South Korean drama starring Seo In-guk, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun and Im Se-mi. It aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) on MBC from September 21 to November 10, 2016.[2][3][4][5]

Synopsis


A romantic comedy about Louis (Seo In-guk), a rich heir who always spends money to buy everything that has a subtle beauty talking to his soul. One day he loses his memory and meets Bok-Shil (Nam Ji-hyun), a pure and energetic woman from the countryside. She is at first astounded by his spending habits. In the process of teaching him to only buy bare necessities or inexpensive small kindnesses that lighten up one's day, she also learns that bare necessities are not same for everyone as they depend on everyone's own values that shape their life and thus their shopping patterns. Both have innate innocence which bring them to care for each other, leading to undeniable love.

Cast


  • Ryoo Ui-hyun as Go Bok-nam, Bok-shil's brother
  • Kang Ji-sub as Nam Joon-hyuk, Bok-shil's detective friend
  • Nam Myung-ryul as Cha Soo-il, Joong-won's father
  • Kim Bo-yeon as Shin Young-ae, Joong-won's mother
  • Kim Kyu-chul as Baek Sun-goo, Ma-ri's father; and the President of Gold Group who schemes to take over the conglomerate.
  • Yoon Yoo-sun as Hong Jae-sook, Ma-ri's mother
  • Kim Byung-chul as Lee Kyung-kook
  • Cha Chung-hwa as Kwon Mi-young
  • Lee Jae-kyoon as Byun Do-jin

Production


First script reading took place July 15, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea[7] and filming began on July 18. The series was based on Oh Ji-young's romantic comedy script which won the Excellence Prize in the 7th Broadcasting Foundation Scenario Contest (7회 드라마극본공모전 사막의별똥별찾기), hosted by the Broadcasting Contents Promotion Foundation in 2015.[8] Despite the common material, ranging from amnesia to corporate heirs, the drama's storyline got praises from both fans and critics.[9]

The filming location used for Louis' Castle in the first episode is the Château de Bourron near Paris in France.

Original soundtrack


Ratings


  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the Top 20 daily rankings.
  • Each episode title is taken from a popular song title.

Note: Episode 5 didn't air on Wednesday, October 5 due to live broadcast of DMC Festival on MBC, the episode aired on Thursday, October 6.[14]

Awards and nominations


International broadcast


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