April 20, 2019

Shopping King Louie

Starring: Seo In-guk, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun, and Im Se-mi

Episodes: 16

Running Time: 70 min

Airing: Wed – Thur 10:30 pm

Replay: Thur – Fri 5:40 pm


The romantic comedy series “Shopaholic Louis” revolves around a handsome shopaholic named Louis, who is the scion to a vast business empire but becomes homeless after suffering from amnesia. Meanwhile, Koh Bok-shil, a country girl who lives a life that is worlds apart from the rich and famous, encounters Louis in Seoul. The improbable romance that unfolds between the two characters named Louis, who is able to buy everything he wants, and the angelic girl named Koh Bok-shil, shows the viewers that the value of true love is priceless and is not something that can be bought.


Louis – Played by Seo In-guk

He lost his parents in a car crash at a young age so his overprotective grandmother doted on him, giving him a sheltered life. Living under constant protection led him to turn to shopping as an outlet for his boredom. With a limitless amount of money and a talent in spotting the latest fashion trends, Louis becomes a shopaholic. When he returns to Korea after being away for 15 years, he suffers amnesia in an accident and becomes homeless. While living in the street, Louis is taken care of by Bok-shil, a charming country girl who just arrived in the big city. Hence, Louis and Bok-shil starts living together in an unexpected turn of events.

Koh Bok-shil – Played by Nam Ji-hyun

She grew up in a village in Gangwon province where there was no electricity and supported her family by gathering medicinal herbs and wild edible greens in the nearby forest. She is a cheerful, hardworking person with a big heart and known as the icon of positivity. She goes to the big city to find her brother who ran away from home. One day, she comes across a beggar who is wearing Bok-nam’s (her brother) clothes and after befriending him, she ends up as his caretaker. This decision puts financial pressure on her because now she has two mouths to feed.

Cha Jung-won – Played by Yoon Sang-hyun

Cha Jung-won is a general manager at Goldline, the online retailing arm of Gold Group, the largest retailer in the nation. He is as menacing as the fashion editor-in-chief character that appears in “The Devil Wears Prada.” He was the brains behind a slew of hit products in retail and known for his charismatic, cold-hearted words. As the godfather of the retail and distribution industry, he is an experienced industry veteran. He has a high self-esteem which goes well with his talent. As a workaholic, he shows no interest in women.

Baek Mary – Played by Im Se-mi

She has the cover girl look and glamour from fashion magazines. At work, she is competent in what she does, displays impeccable fashion sense and women admire her for her professionalism and kindness. However, this is just her molded image that she planned. After she encounters country girl Koh Bok-shil who works at the same department store, her whole life starts to unravel. Seeing how Bok-shil attracts the very man that she wants to marry, she is consumed with jealousy and malice. She slowly loses her patience, revealing her true colors.