The last time I saw Seo In Guk, his drama High School King of Savvy received critical reviews. I mean, a teen who fell in love with a much older woman, definitely screams protest from all around. But to be on the fair side, she behaved like a high school kid, too. I enjoyed the drama for the most part and took the issue lightly. After all, it was only a drama and the ending was satisfying. I missed watching his I Remember You but I will certainly add this into my next to watch drama.
Back to Shopping King Louie, I was not planning on watching it. It got great reviews and to be honest, I was trying to find an alternative to Jealousy Incarnate. The show infuriates me with the tug-n-pull plots between the OTPs. Thank goodness Shopping King Louie isn’t like that. In fact, this show is so refreshing to watch even though it is quite predictable. Or not. You know me, I love to be surprised and pretend I know nothing *laughs*. Plus, I love amnesia. Not on me, of course!
Yes, amnesia is the main topic in this drama. Louie is the second generation chaebol but since his parents’ passing, his halmeoni placed her precious grandson far, far away from home. In Spain, to be exact. In a giant mansion. With maids and one loyal butler. Wow. When can I get a life like that? Wow. Louie is definitely spoiled. He does not have to lay a finger on anything. Whatever he want, his wish will be granted. Except for one. He doesn’t get his freedom. Being stuck in a mansion is a lonely life. His butler will chaperone him everywhere. Ok, now I don’t envy his life. Anyway, his uncle wants him dead. So he hired some bad bikers to kill Louie. Clearly because of the inheritance. Same old sh*t. Greedy family member. And Louie woke up forgetting who he is and where he should be. This is when the show gets funnier.
I really enjoy watching Seo In Guk as Louie. His casual acting really awe me. His cuteness, his silliness, his quirkiness really makes me happy! I must say this is his best role ever since Reply 1997. You must watch him. He speaks cute Spanish. He speaks cute French. And the way he carries himself as Louie is squee-worthy. It almost feels as if the role is meant for In Guk.
Okay, let’s be frank. There is nothing new with the story. The happy ending is almost predictable. But what I love about this drama is the acting. So carefree and funny. The scrips were well written. And the OST, oh my I’m totally in love with all the songs in this drama. I need to buy or download it soon. You should, too!!!! Anyway, Shopping King Louie is a must watch fall drama. With three episodes left, I can’t see how the writer will screw this up. Really I can’t. I’m currently watching episode 13 and this show still makes me laugh out loud!