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Shopping King Louis: Episode 2

If I liked the first episode, I loved the second episode. This show is just so sweet and silly and heartwarming and ridiculous, in all the right ways. Louis and Bok-shil struggle to find their way in a big heartless world, and though everything seems to be going wrong, they have one thing they can count on — each other.

 
EPISODE 2: “A Whole New World”

We back up a little, to just after Louis’s arrival in Korea. He’d been heading to see his grandmother, driving as fast as he wanted for the first time in his life. But Louis’s car was hit by the Truck of Doom and flipped several times, bursting into flames. On that day, Shopping King Louis disappeared.

Louis wakes up on the steps of a building, among several homeless men. He says he’s thirsty in English, and a nearby bum takes offense, thinking he said the bum is dirty. Louis takes a beating for the supposed insult, before the bum stalks off.

Louis looks around and realizes that he has no idea where he is — but even worse, he has no idea who he is. Suddenly a strange girl grabs him, calling him Bok-nam, but she looks shocked when she sees his face.

It’s Bok-shil, and when she asks who he is, Louis asks her in return, “I’m not Bok-nam?” She starts to strip off his jacket, then flips him over and checks the back of his pants (while Louis whines, “She’s crazy!” Hee). They’re stitched with the name “Go,” and she demands to know how Louis got her brother’s clothes. Louis mutters in French that he doesn’t know, then looks at Bok-shil pleadingly: “Who am I? Do you know me?”

Bok-shil takes Louis to the police station, to a detective that’s been helping her look for her brother. She tells him that Louis (they don’t know his name, but we’ll keep calling him Louis to make things easy) has no idea who he is or how he got on those steps, but he’s definitely wearing her little brother’s clothing.

That means they must have met at some point, but Bok-shil already showed Louis her brother’s picture and he didn’t recognize him, so it must have been before Louis lost his memory. The detective offers to take Louis into custody, and Bok-shil asks if people with memory loss ever recover.

He doesn’t know, but he can see that Bok-shil feels bad for Louis, and he cautions her that it’s hard to care for someone like him. But Louis is her only lead to her brother — if his memory comes back, he could tell her where Bok-nam is. So Bok-shil decides to keep Louis close, though she warns him that she can only help him out until his memory returns.

Apropos of nothing, Louis asks if Bok-shil is North Korean, on account of her accent. She just fires back that he keeps speaking in other languages, and he says in English that he’s used to speaking English. Then he gasps as if he remembers something, but he’s just realizing that he must have been raised outside of Korea.

They walk past a car that’s been completely incinerated, and Louis guesses that the driver must have died, not realizing that it’s the car he flipped the night before. The sight of it alarms Bok-shil, and she hurries them on.

Louis’s watch is recovered from the crash site, and it’s assumed that he died in the explosion. Both Louis’s grandmother and Butler Kim are devastated.

Bok-shil is late for work, and she ignores Louis’s whining to be fed, promising him a good dinner tonight. An ajumma making egg sandwiches in a street cart gets his attention and he asks for one, and starts shoving it in his mouth as fast as he can.

Bok-shil yells at him for eating when he has no money, and she’s forced to hand over the cash for his mostly-eaten sandwich. Aww, he offers her the last bite, but she turns it down.

She gets in trouble for being so late to her janitorial job, and she can’t really explain why she’s being followed by a filthy man with ketchup all over his face, either. Her boss says to keep her personal life separate from work, and tells her that something big has happened at the company — the chairwoman’s grandson died.

Louis trails after Bok-shil, joking that her job isn’t that great, and she barks that it’s better than being a beggar. Ouch. She orders him to wait while she works, but he fidgets and says he wants to stay with her. He’s scared that she plans to leave him, but Bok-shil says again that she’ll take care of him until his memory returns, gives him a napkin to wipe his mouth, and gets back to work.

Louis sits at a table in the lobby, where he overhears two employees talking about the chairwoman’s grandson dying as soon as he arrived in Korea. But he’s not listening — he’s too entranced by the scent of their coffee, and it draws him over to stare at the drink longingly.

He doesn’t know what it is, only that he wants badly to drink it, and he sits right behind the ladies. He leans in close, closer, and nearly bumps noses with one woman before she realizes he’s there and bops him on the head.

They shriek for security, who drags a hollering Louis outside. He tells the security guard that he’s waiting for someone who works here, but he doesn’t remember her name, he only remembers, “Bok-nam’s noona!”

Bok-shil calls Joong-won to ask if he still has the ginseng. He tells her it’s in his fridge, and she urges him to take it to an herbal market and have it verified so she can get her money. Joong-won says he’s too busy, and just tells her to keep calling him every day. That’s a problem for Bok-shil, who has to borrow her boss’s phone to make these calls, and her boss is getting annoyed even though Bok-shil pays her each time.

Louis waits for Bok-shil on the steps of the building, and he’s still there when Director Baek and Joong-won head out together. Director Baek catches a glimpse of him from behind and thinks he seems familiar, but he brushes it off as nothing.

When Bok-shil finds Louis waiting outside, he whines that he was called a beggar and kicked out. He asks her name and snickers when she tells it to him (it’s an old-fashioned name), and she snaps that he doesn’t even remember his name. Touche. Louis gives Bok-shil his most charming grin, and wheedles for a cup of coffee.

Butler Kim brings a cup of Louis’s favorite fancy brew to his gravestone, sobbing loudly. Grandma and Director Baek are also there, as is Ma-ri, who turns out to be Director Baek and Jae-sook’s daughter. Joong-won watches from a respectful distance as Ma-ri sobs at Louis’s grave site, and he’s told that the two have been friends since childhood.

Bok-shil takes Louis to the sauna, and sends him to shower. When he comes out, she sees him in all his handsome glory for the first time, and goes a little starry-eyed for a moment. Can’t say I blame her.

We’re treated to a hilarious AladdinA Whole New World” montage, as Bok-shil introduces Louis to the wonders of the sauna. He particularly enjoys the pool, splashing and soaking with wild abandon.

Eventually they settle in to sleep, and Louis scoots his mat close to Bok-shil’s. She protests, but he says he’s worried she’ll run away. Bok-shil asks why Louis is so timid, and he doesn’t even hesitate. “I’m afraid of being alone.” He lists the things he’s scared of, all of which happened to him today: being hit, being looked down on, and being kicked out.

He gives Bok-shil a tiny thank you, then turns to face her and asks softly, “Please stay with me until my memory comes back.” Awww, how could anyone say no to that face?

He holds out his pinky for her promise, and Bok-shil pinky-swears. When she starts to pull her hand from Louis’s, he hangs on tight and doesn’t let go of her finger. They fall asleep like that, pinkies still entwined.

Ma-ri sobs to her mother that night, but not for Louis — she’s just upset she won’t be able to marry the future chairman of Gold Group. Then she perks up a little when she realizes that her father will inherit the company now that Louis is gone. That would make her the heir to Gold Group, and Jae-sook looks taken aback at her daughter’s avarice.

In the morning, Bok-shil tells Louis to stay at the sauna while she goes to work. He asks for lunch money, then he complains that she doesn’t give him enough, and dramatically collapses on the stairs, hee. Bok-shil goes back and gives him a couple more dollars, and he rewards her with the cutest little kittyface ever.

Ma-ri is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the elevator with Joong-won, who notices that she doesn’t seem to be mourning Louis anymore. He reminds her that she’s supposed to be sad, but shoots her some major side-eye when she says she didn’t sleep a wink last night. She tells Joong-won that her father is Director Baek, claiming that she doesn’t want special treatment, not that Joong-won would give it anyway.

Louis orders the cheapest coffee from the sauna commissary, and gets an itty-bitty paper cup of instant coffee. He eyes it suspiciously, but finds it to be surprisingly delicious (LOL, the coffee gets its own backlit glory shot — now that’s some clever PPL), and he ends up spending his lunch money on several more cups of the stuff.

Broke now, Louis takes himself to an empty room to lie down, accidentally colliding with a woman on his way. She bites his head off, and he lays down muttering that Bok-shil is the only non-scary person he knows. He gets lucky and finds a fifty thousand won bill (about fifty bucks) stuck under a mat, and runs out to buy a huge lunch.

Grandma lies in bed, and asks Director Baek to take over the company now. She’s going to Busan where she used to live with Louis, to live out her days there. Director Baek makes all the right sympathetic noises, but Butler Kim notices something avaricious flicker in his expression.

Joong-won is concerned about a rival brand, whose sales numbers are growing dangerously close to Louis Ssaton’s. One team member (Mr. Lee, who seems to be the team scapegoat) mentions that the plan he proposes to boost their own sales would require hiring more people, and Joong-won snarks that he always points out when there’s a problem.

Later Mr. Lee tries to work his way back in to Joong-won’s good graces by bringing him coffee, but he only ends up dumping it all over Joong-son’s phone. It causes him to miss Bok-shil’s call, and her boss refuses to let her try again since she’s using up the phone battery.

Her boss tells Bok-shil that she’s been scammed, that if Joong-won intended to pay her, he would have by now. Bok-shil didn’t think of that, but she shakes herself and decides that he would never do that.

Louis is having his own problems at the sauna — the woman he bumped into that morning sees him with a table piled with food, and accuses him of stealing her money. She shakes Louis violently, but luckily Bok-shil arrives in time to push her off of him.

She says she’s Louis’s guardian, so the woman demands that Bok-shil return her missing money instead. She claims it was a hundred dollars, but Louis tells Bok-shil that he only found fifty, on the floor. Bok-shil gives the woman the money anyway, but it causes them to be branded as pickpockets and kicked out of the sauna.

The wander the streets, Louis whining to Bok-shil that he really was honest about finding the money. She wonders aloud where they’ll sleep, and Louis says they can just sleep at her place. Bok-shil tells him that she doesn’t have a place, because she hasn’t saved enough money to get one yet. She tells him he’s from Gangwon Province, then is surprised when he has no idea where that is.

They pass by a convenience store where a pair of students are eating ramyun, and they both gulp with hunger. Soon they’re stuffing their faces with ramyun so greedily, even the students are shocked, heh. Louis pauses with his mouth stuffed full, and says that he doesn’t think he’s ever tasted it before.

Joong-won’s dad visits him to bring him some plum preserves from his mother, complaining about the weird stuff she makes him eat. Joong-won deadpans to either stop eating it, or stop complaining, ha. He heads off to bed and Dad rummages through his fridge, finding the container with the fifty-year-old ginseng. Nooooo, leave it alone!

After they finish their dinner, Bok-shil sees the ajumma who stole her bag on the train walking past the store window. Bok-shil runs out and confronts her, but the woman shoves her and runs off.

Bok-shil gives chase, with Louis staggering behind clutching his full belly, hee. The ajumma makes a u-turn and Louis gets a grip on her dress, but she pushes him down and keeps running. Bok-shil tells him to stay at a nearby food stand and wait for her, and runs after the thief.

The ajumma is alarmingly spry, leading Bok-shil on a merry chase through the streets, and she jumps onto a bus. Bok-shil manages to cling to back of the bus like a monkey, and soon the ajumma gets off at her stop, thinking she’s home free.

Suddenly she hears a noise, and turns to see Bok-shil descending on her from above like a flying squirrel. Bok-shil tackles her, but the ajumma pops back up and runs into a playground, trying to lose Bok-shil among the play equipment. Bok-shil manages to keep up, and she finally grabs the woman by the dress.

The ajumma skinned her knee in her fall, and Bok-shil gets some medicine and patches her up. The ajumma apologizes about stealing her money, explaining that she came to Seoul to find her grandson, who ran away from home. She didn’t have any money so she stole Bok-shil’s bag on impulse, and she offers to turn herself in.

But Bok-shil decides to let her go, and just asks for her dress back in payment. She hurries back to where she left Louis, but the food truck is gone and without that landmark, she can’t find him anywhere.

Louis is huddled on the sidewalk when three schoolgirls approach him, and he smiles when they say how good-looking he is. They tell him to buy them dinner, and when he cheerfully says he’s broke, they suddenly turn vicious and threaten him.

Louis yells for help, but the girls drag him off to a park, where they say they’ll hit him for every penny they find on him. He’s so innocent that he hears this as good news, since he doesn’t have any money, so he won’t get hit.

One of the girls kicks him in the chest and knocks the wind out of him, and as he looks up at them he suddenly remembers a similar scene, only it was teenage boys standing over him. And lookey there, that’s Bok-shil’s little brother.

Before the girls can hurt Louis again, Bok-shil runs over, looking to Louis like an avenging angel. The girls take in her ajumma dress and size her up as a country bumpkin, and order her to give them her money. She refuses, dodging as one girl swings a fist at her, and it’s on.

Louis can only watch as Bok-shil and the girls grapple, and it’s hard to tell who’s winning at any given moment. But a while later, Bok-shil sits next to Louis holding an empty wallet, face cut and bleeding. She holds it together until Lois whines for her not to cry, and she blows up at him for passing out and not helping.

The three thugs make big plans for all the money they stole, and one of them comments that Louis’s jacket looked just like Bok-nam’s. Oh, they know him! They wonder where Bok-nam is, since they haven’t seen him in a while.

Once Bok-shil is calmer, Louis quietly thanks her for coming back for him, sighing that he was really scared. She says that she knows he has nothing and nobody, and that he feels helpless. But she says that it will be worse if he doesn’t get his memory back.

Louis meekly plucks at her sleeve and asks her to keep taking care of him. Bok-shil says he’s just a like a baby, heh. Louis suddenly finds a coin on the ground, and Bok-shil uses it to call Joong-won. It’s cute how Louis bounces anxiously, hoping Joong-won picks up the phone. But his phone is dead from its coffee bath.

They sit on the curb, completely out of options. Louis tells Bok-shil to hang in there, and he boldly promises to find Bok-nam and the thief who stole her ginseng. She gets the giggles, knowing that he can’t back up his promises, and teases that he’s sooo reliable.

The spend the night walking to Bok-shil’s workplace, Louis whining Are we there yet? like an impatient toddler. He refuses to let Bok-shil leave him outside while she goes in to work, and follows her in, still holding her sleeve. The end up in Joong-won’s office space, looking for something to drink, and find some of the instant coffee Louis loves.

Aw, Louis looks so proud to show Bok-shil something new for once. Louis wonders how rich the owner of this company must be, and thinks they should just live in the building secretly, and Bok-shil sighs at him. She tells him that her dress was her mother’s when he asks about it, and that her parents passed away when she was very young.

Louis complains that he’s sleepy, so Bok-shil takes him to a stall in the men’s room, telling him to stay there until she’s off work.

When Joong-won arrives later, he heads to the men’s room to settle a rumbly tummy. By now Louis is conked out on the floor and snoring, and he wakes when Joong-won hears him and pounds on the wall. He tries to sneak past Joong-won as he’s washing his hands, but Joong-won asks which department he’s from, and Louis makes a run for it.

Joong-won chases a screaming Louis down the hall and into an elevator full of employees. Unfortunately, the ladies whose coffee he sniffed are there and recognize him, and when he turns his head away, Ma-ri sees his profile.

Now Ma-ri chases Louis, and he makes for the stairwell where he runs into Bok-shil cleaning in a doorway. He hides around the corner, and Bok-shil quickly figures out that he’s avoiding Ma-ri, and she points her to a lower floor.

Later Bok-shil asks her boss if she knows of any cheap rooms for rent. Her boss leads Bok-shil and Louis up a steep street (while Louis gasps for air, hee) to a cute little rooftop apartment that her friend is leasing out. Louis isn’t impressed, especially since there’s only one room (so he’ll have to sleep outside), but Bok-shil loves it.

Bok-shil notices a weird smell, but her boss says it’s just the bleach used to clean the room. Louis grows unsettled because the room is completely empty, and looks positively scandalized when he realized there’s only one bathroom.

Bok-shil’s boss demands part of their monthly rent from her friend in return for finding a tenant, threatening to tell them that three people died there. Oh ew, that was the weird smell.

Joong-won has his phone repaired, but his entire call history is lost. He seems a bit disappointed when Bok-shil doesn’t call him, but he’s distracted by his parents. Dad proudly tells him that they sold that rare ginseng that was in his fridge, and Mom bounces excitedly over the five million won they made (about five thousand dollars). Oh no…

Butler Kim visits with Louis’s grandmother, and she asks him to tell her about Louis. Butler Kim says he has sensitive skin and was picky about his blankets, as we see Louis shivering under a newspaper on the rooftop patio.

It starts to rain, and Louis wakes and huddles by the door. His coughing wakes Bok-shil, so she takes pity on him, and they both settle on the floor of the empty apartment under newspaper blankets.

Out on the street, a strange person wearing a hood over their face watches the rooftop apartment, where Louis and Bok-nam are sleeping soundly.

The next morning, the hapless Mr. Lee fumbles his water bottle in the building lobby and spills water everywhere. He doesn’t clean it up, and Joong-won steps right in the puddle and goes down hard. He jumps up, embarrassed, and spots a janitor mopping nearby.

He assumes the janitor left the water on the floor and yells at her, and she rushes over to clean it up, apologizing. Joong-won recognizes Bok-shil’s voice instantly, and she looks up at him in surprise.

Louis waits on the rainy stairs of their new apartment, killing time until Bok-shil returns home. He hears a voice say in English, “Hello stranger.” He looks up to see a man standing there, his face hidden by an umbrella, wearing the exact same tracksuit Louis is wearing.

COMMENTS

More mysteries! I like how each episode ends with a big question mark, leaving me wanting to know more. I hope there are lots of these little surprises, because I have a feeling I know exactly what happened to both Louis and Bok-nam. If I’m right, their fates are even more tightly entwined than we’ve been shown. I’ll save my theories for now, but if I’m thinking on the right track, then I hope there’s more to flesh out the story because it would be a shame to have figured it all out so soon!

I loved this episode even more than the first — some minor technical issues seem to have been smoothed out, and Bok-shil and Louis are even more adorable together than I’d hoped they’d be. Louis is just so helpless and trusting, and Bok-shil seems to actually like him even though she says she’s only keeping him around to help find her brother. They so quickly learned to lean on each other for support and companionship, and I like how connected and bonded they are already. They’re both alone in the world, but I love that they aren’t just together because they have to be, but because at least on some levels, they actually want to be.

It’s kind of adorable how Louis’s memory loss hasn’t affected his personality much, if at all. He’s still cheerful and impulsive, charming and happy-go-lucky. His reckless handling of money certainly carried over, and I have a feeling that’s going to be the main thing he’s going to learn from Bok-shil. I want her to teach him that you can have all the material wealth in the world, but what he really needs is to be with the people he loves. And I love all the little touches that highlight what a fish out of water he is, culturally as well as the effects of his amnesia — like the way he gets out of breath walking on the steep roads because he’s not used to that much exertion, how he keeps slipping into English and French, and his complete lack of social awareness. It’s fun that he’s retained what we liked about him from before, that essential Louis-ness that’s so darn charming.

I really love the chemistry between Bok-shil and Louis — at first they stuck together because they have no other choice, but it’s obvious that they’ve grown to like each other pretty quickly. I’m sure that subconsciously, Louis remembers Bok-shil’s face from the documentary he saw, and he’s inclined to cling to her because, even if only subconsciously, she’s the only familiar thing he has. But I think that only accounted for the first maybe half-day of their acquaintance, before they both started to feel some sort of camaraderie and maybe something more. There are little glimpses, especially on Bok-shil’s side, that there’s a more romantic attraction as well (at the very least, she’s noticed that he’s really, really ridiculously good-looking), and I’m eager to see that start to blossom and grow.

As much as I love these two together, my only complaint about the show, if it can even be called a complaint, is that in the process of giving us so much Bok-shil/Louis time, the other characters are beginning to feel a bit left behind. Joong-won in particular needs some fleshing out, particularly in regards to his motives for having Bok-shil continue calling him every day. I want to believe that the clues we’ve been given about him (that he doesn’t care for women with perfect looks, and his mention that he recognizes Bok-shil’s voice by now) are pointing to his already-budding attraction to our heroine. But the beats are so subtle, and the show moves past them so quickly, that they don’t really land with as much meaning as they should. Joong-won just hasn’t gotten much screen-time yet, but it’s early days, and I’m hoping that we get to learn more about him next week.

What I really appreciate about Bok-shil and Louis both is that, while they’re both from sheltered backgrounds and don’t know much about life in the big city, neither of them is stereotypically stupid, as we’ve come to expect in a slapstick rom-com drama. And while their world is most definitely not our world — it’s too over-the-top for that — the scrapes they get into somehow fit into their crazy universe and make an odd sort of sense, rather than crazy setups for comedy’s sake. The things that happen to them are hilarious and absolutely nuts, but within the framework of the drama’s universe, they don’t seem so insane that I’m mentally taken out of the show. The show has a way of finding humor in everyday situations, instead of trotting out the same old rom-com hijinks, and for me it makes the show just that much more entertaining.

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Seo In Guk = Awesome

Disney's A Whole New World = A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF AWESOMENESS

Other than that, love how matching the OTP is already. Seo In Guk and the characters he play is always so easy to like or love. I like lonely rich Louie coz he's just so gorgeous in suit, but the amnesiatic, dirty and lost puppy Louie is equally likable!

I enjoy both episodes from the beginning. It's a keeper.

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I'll never look at saunas and coffee the same way again! I laughed during the whole scene from beginning to end.

I thought Crown Prince and Ra-On were the cutest puppies ever, but Louis and Bok-sil may just have stolen that spot.

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Louis enjoying 7 cups of cheap-ass coffee was the highlight of this episode.

Bok shil on the other hand plays a very convincing provincial girl. And that animated flying squirrel was freaking hilarious!

Oh, props to the halmoni olympic sprinter! Man, that old lady can run!!

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Lol I loved the music that accompanied the whole chase scene between halmoni and Bok-shil. So awesome!

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the thing I am enjoying the most is that the masculine and sturdy Gukkie is playing a helpless baby animal, and his "younger brother" Bogummy is playing the manly and elegantly charming Crown Prince. They are playing Prince and Pauper! OMG

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You're RIGHT...and they're both doing it so well! haha

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Omg the Prince and the Pauper!

Hahahahahahaha nice ?

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may is still a may haha.. i still think crown prince n ra on are much cuter.. on the other hand, louis and bok sil is simply adorable instead of cute.. because the story itself is lively and funny. compared to the romantic cute Moonlight Lover

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That's a great way to define cute and adorable.

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That scene is an eye-opener for me. I was literally Louie (in A Whole New World) myself when I saw it. Did not know Korea's saunas are these high class, LOL, it's like an amusement park.

I love the good use of animation/graphic effects, too. It fits them both so well.

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Korean National Association of Jjimjilbangs wins 2016 award for best PPL.

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*BG music playing*

~Unbelievable sights~

SIG emerges from the water with his smexy body.

Me: Yep, that's definitely a sight. But not really unbelievable for me.

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I love that timing too haha

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You're right about the whole new world of awesome. One thing occurred to me though, and I do know why it took till today to click.

If Bok Shil is the poor person and Louis is the wealthy/royal person does that mean during the Whole New World scenes Seo In Gook is playing the part of Princess Jasmine!?!

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Thanks for the recap! The main characters are all so cute and the drama is already so hilarious. Love it!

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I can't get over how talented these two leads are. When I first saw Nam Ji hyun in Queen Seon Duk, i said to myself that she will be a very fine actress. Her gut-wrenching cry when her 'mom' got buried in the sad made me bawl buckets of tears. Years later, i was proven right. I truly am enjoying this show so far.

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That animal screencap right there broke my cute-o-meter. Lol.

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I'm laughing just looking at the screen cap.

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Thanks for the recaps, LollyPip!

Not that I was looking VERY closely, but when Bokshil pulls on Louis' pants to check for her embroidery, we can see that his underwear says 'Louis' on the butt. Did he not notice when he was changing clothes for the sauna? Or was it a mistake and Gukkie was just wearing Louis underwear to stay in character?

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I noticed :) I'm going to die laughing if he's been wearing those diamond-studded undies this whole time...

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My guess is that they will become a clue later on. If Louis did notice the name, it probably did't register that it might be his name. After all, clothing often has brand name or random words/names on it. Most people don't have their own name embroidered on their underwear. Also, they are so elaborate as to look "royal", and there has been more than one King named Loius. So Louis wouldn't have any reason to suspect it's his name.

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I think he is wearing them the whole time. =D

He probably thinks Louis is a brand. Heh.

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Ha, I thought of that but I'm thinking not because he would have noticed the diamonds, right? The placement of the jewels would've caused some discomfort, I think. ?

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LOL!

Maybe they will bug Gukkie enough to find the diamonds studs and our OTP can sell them! AHAHA

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OMG he literally has crown jewels under his pants XD

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Haha Mary! That was awesome...

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Hahahahahahaha omg the pun. I just have to leave a comment about how priceless your comment is

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Ha! I would give that comment 10 likes if I could ?

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Who knew Seo In Gook could look both ridiculously pathetic and ridiculously adorable, all at the same time! I like him in general as an actor, but I think his lost puppy, amnesiac Chaebol, sweet and innocent Louis is my favorite character so far!

Nam Ji Hyun is just as adorable as the more practical, serious, but still fish out of water Bok Shil. I've the two of them together. I also love the off beat humor that doesn't take over. Its just little beats here and there. Grandma's Gollumesque "My Precious" was hilarious!

So far, we haven't seen a lot of the other character, and I am trusting that will be remedied. That being said, I am enjoying this more than any other drama lately, and I hope it continues in the same vein.

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I was just thinking the same thing! That I generally liked him as an actor, but this role just wowed me to pieces and I basically adore him to pieces now. He really embodies the character and I never get tired of all his facial expressions.

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I have to say that I am really surprised at well he is playing the Lost Puppy Racoon role.

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Lol my precious kept reminding me of the song from mary stayed out all night.

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As for the other characters, I am already hoping that Ma Ri gets acquainted with (now out of retirement again) Truck Of Doom.

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I could get behind that appearance of the Truck of Doom!

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it will be more humiliating for her if it it is a hippie van and her skirt gets stuck when it drives by...

(too much feminism lately, I almost felt guilty for saying something like this...but I endure)

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I totally love this show. <3

I was wondering if the brother died. The car blew up right? Someone must've been driving it. From Louis' faint memory, Bok Nam and the guys were bearing him while his car was in the background. So I'm thinking they stole the car and someone else was driving it. I don't want it tp be Bok Nam though....

I'm looking forward to next week. The lead pair are just so cute~!

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I really hope Boknam didn't die. My conjecture is that he may have saved Gukkie and gotten ostracized by the motorcycle gang he was with? Having Boknam die too would really be too miserable for BokShil ;_;

Let's think positive thoughts!! ?

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Hmm, i think bok nam died. It's possibly the angsty aspect of the drama- that bok sil cared for (and loved (?)) Louis when the only reason he's alive is bc her brother died. Maybe they took Louis' car?

This is but a mere guess since we know Louis's watch was found in the accident area, but then again bok nam and his gang could've stolen that from him too - seeing that they took his fancy clothes and replaced it with the cheap counterfeit attire he is now wearing.

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I don't think the brother died. In louis memory while the girls is kicking him. You can see the brother on the gang of boys. So i'm guessinh they stole louis things and Bok Nam felt guilty and gave his track suit.

I wonder how they failed to get that diamond-studded briefs tho. ?

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A whole new world started playing... And I flatlined for about 30 minutes. THE RIDICULOUSNESS !!!

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Lmao. Yeah I think I've rediscovered Seo In Gook in this drama. Has he always been this much pretty?

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On my case, i noticed how pretty he is in Police Unit 38. And i'm charmed by his rags to riches story.

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For me that moment came in I remember You.

I didn't get the hype about him being handsome before. I found his character likeable and sexy in 1997, and was super impressed with his portrayal as two brothers in King of High School, but even though I saw star quality, and fell for his charm, I didn't fall for his face in those dramas.

Until I watched Lee Hyun and realized how blinded I was by my prejudice. I knew him since the Kpopstar days, and tbh, I didn't get why he won. He was also quite countryfied and I just kept that first-impression of him for sooo long. Can't believe I wasted years before seeing the light. Now, he's on my short list of top fav of all time, both as a singer and as an actor.

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Have you seen I Remember You? Because that was when I became obsessed.

I couldn't stop staring at his face the whole drama. Sometimes it caused me to have to rewind because I didn't know what actually happened in a scene.

And his styling was SO ON POINT in that drama. Soooo on point. His stylist needs an award.

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I LOVE IRY. Amidst all the talk about whom should be given all points for writing the best drama, I think the writer for IRY deserved all cookies. The story was beyond perfection and SIG's role seemed like especially written for him, he practically lived the role, through out the drama. But to answer your question, I guess that role pretty much got sold to me on the basis that seo in gook looked quite mature and sharp, like a guy who loves solving crimes and mysteries, and who just relish doing this for life. So no I probably missed out on the charm factor. But here on shopping king, I can't stop noticing how innocent and quirky, amused but relaxed, and lazy his character looks and acts, and he has no qualms wearing those sweatpants and slippers in the middle of all the shining people in the polished skyscraper and all. And for one thing I feel SIG doesn't need to act so hardly either as he kinds of gives me the vibe that he's almost just being himself, so part of the credit goes to the role and the editing team, and part of it must be his charm and charisma. Though I do keep thinking from time to time that maybe yook sung jae the original contender for this role could have been amazing too. But I would take the drama for what it is right now, otherwise I would have never known how SIG can be quite solid in rom coms too.

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Oh have you seen High School King of Savvy? That, I think, was THE drama with a character that was exactly like his second skin. Both Lee Min Seok and Lee Hyung Seok embodied him such that he even consistently declares it to be the drama with characters he had the hardest time moving on from.

For Shopping King Louie, I think i'd attribute it more to his acting skills although Louie does remind me a bit of Lee Min Seok with his gestures. Still, it's fascinating because Louie is still so very different.

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omg sky! T___T

I completely forgot about 6sungjae but now that you've brought it up, I can't help but mourn at what could have been.

Of course, I think SIG is perfect in his role, but the problem is... I also think sungjae would have been perfect too. T___T And now, I can't help but crave something I can never have. I wished they made 2 versions, where both could have played the same role. lol. seriously though, my heart is suddenly aching at the thought that I can never see sungjae as Louis. what a missed opportunity. T__T

But I guess that's credit to SIG. How much I'm wishing I could have seen sungjae play this role is as much as how SIG made the role so adorable and believable. The more I love SIG in this drama, the more I wished I could have seen Sungjae play that role. Why did the universe have to create 2 people (3 if you count kim min seok) who would be perfect for the exact same role. T___T

Anw, I'm rambling nonsense. LoL.

In short, I love love love SIG in this role, and I guess I'll have to realize that I can't have my cake and eat it too. I'll just be comforted by the fact that had Sungjae played this role, I wouldn't have seen him today singing Stand By Me. And that too, would have been a shame.

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I think you hit the nail on the head, sky. In his last few dramas, SIG feels so natural in his characters - so "organic" if you will. It doesn't feel like he's acting, even though we obviously know he is. But he just gets so into his characters that it just makes viewers feel like he REALLY is that person. I love how he's been willing to try so many different roles with so many different personalities. It really highlights his versatility and his willingness to experiment with all these different roles to perfect his craft and make himself that much more marketable in the long run. He's one that I will really miss when he has to do his military time - not just because of his pretty face, but because I've actually really come to enjoy his work as an actor and his dramas. Like most of us Kdrama lovers, we all have certain actors that are on our "must-watch"/"at-least-must-check-out-new-drama" lists and for me, he's one of them... (along with JCW, LSY, LJK, SJK, now PBG, to name a few...)

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Pink sweater.

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GAVE ME LIFE.

I didn't watch IRY while it was airing (in fact, at that point I'd never seen SIG in anything, it was right before I watched AM1997) but I remember seeing the recap header image for that episode while scrolling through the site and thinking, "Damn, he looks good" lol.

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He's like fine wine...he gets better with age! But seriously though, I've always had a soft spot for him since Reply 1997 and always thought he was a sexy piece of ass---BUT something about his role in I REMEMBER YOU did it for me, everything was on point. From his booty tight trousers to his nicely combed hair. I knew he had it in him, but that show just sealed the deal for me. He has this exotic/unique sexiness to him. Don't really know what it is. His lips? His eyes? The mole on his eye? The gluteus Maximus? I don't know!! It drives me insane cause he can look so derpy (in a good nerdy way) one minute but then do a 180 and be smokin' hot the next.

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Spot on this is what I feel about him, and sometimes I can't really express my feelings why I'm so obsessed with him...He's just not good-looking his charming :)

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LOVE LOVE LOVE pretty much everything about this show!

I totally understand why Lollypip says the other side characters aren't fleshed out enough but i can't complain with the chemistry of SIG and NJH.

Also, Louie has a knack for picking out the best items during shopping right? That definitely carries over to his draw towards Bok Shil. I can't help but think his little "falling in love" moment in ep 1 was because of that. I can't wait for next week!

And Gukkie... You are bound to kill me in this drama... puppy eyes and clinging onto BokShil's sleeve.... Please heart... Stop!

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Well, Ma Ri is already on my hate list, so... :P

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I'm curious about where Ma Ri's character will go but something about her being so direct at wanting to inherit the company with a certain vibrance somewhat amuses me.

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I like your thoughts re: Louis knowing the value of "high quality" stuff and recognizing it on sight with Bok-shil.

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I agree too! I hadn't thought of it that way, but its a nice thought. Also, its not that he just notices the high quality, but also the uniqueness - the only one of its kind aspect.

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+1!!! Our BokShil is definitely one-of-a-kind ?

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Wowwwwww! Mary replied to my comment! LOL don't mind me here I'm rather new to commenting on db and I didnt know it would feel this awesome to get replied to by fellow beanies esp one as famous as mary hehe

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that clinging...he is like a three year old with his mommy.

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I was iffy about the first ep but this second one really made my heart ache for these two... ;u;

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I love their chemistry as both lost puppies - I mean fish out of water characters! Second episode was definitely much better than the first, thank you for getting rid of that weird soft filter from the first episode. The drama reminds me of Fantasy Couple but quirkier.

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Hahah I'm so glad I found my new wednesday drama. I totally agree with Lollypip. The story is refreshingly unique and the credit mostly goes to how one of a kind luis is in real. He does not stick to conventional reality, and instinctively reaches for his favorite coffee first thing in the morning since that's what all he has been doing all these year right? I also love how this show has been using the cgi effects quite in perfection, like that scene luis acts like an adorable cat after getting his daily allowance. And I think this is also kind of first time that a kdrama is showing story of a poor girl for exactly what it is, not like just using the word poor and then going on and on with the heroine using a smart phone or wearing heels and clean clothes. Bok shil's dresses are shabby and worn out, and she wears an old pair of sneakers, which just proves what a dire situation she's in. So that's another thing I like about the show, it's simple and cliche in the first look, but then we see a lot of depth in it, and I would say clever use of the side characters are there as well. Aand seo in gook and nam ji hyun just look so adorable together! I died at the sleeve tugging then and there.

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That was one of the first things I noticed - a (not so) Candy girl without designer clothes and a latest (exploding battery) Samsung smartphone. As in like... ACTUALLY poor.

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Ha, I'd love it if a drama actually showed an Exploding Phone Battery of Doom. Maybe in K2?

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Like Stallone in "The Specialist" did.

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lol...anti-placement, like anti-fans.
Here's this phone...oops! you're on fire!
Here's this sandwich...oops! you're dead!

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Louis might be the only character on tv that manages to make a dirty look seem pretty.

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Where can I get my own lost puppy???

I need him for my life now. ASAP. To brighter my boring days.

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I am definitely hooked. Saw episode 1 but feeling okay, but I am completely sold for episode 2. Give me more Bok Sil and Louis!

I am afraid of what might happened with Bok Nam. Hopefully it isn't what I think could be...

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Me too. I am definitely hooked after watching episode 2. Pray that it will be until the end.

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Doubt he is dead,most likley enjoying his rich life after selling the stuff he stole from Louis...My heart fears more for Bokshil when she will face reality and see how rebel her lil brother actually is

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Props to whoever is doing the music to this drama! I could watch Seo In Guk in the sauna set to Disney's " A Whole New World " over and over again( ps, which I have done ) From now on, if I am ever in a bad mood I will watch that scene because if that doesn't put a smile on your face I don't know what will!

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Agree. That scene is on my no1 on Kdrama hilarious moments. ?

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I loved that they kept the sound effect from the Disney filim in it as well (like the bird getting knocked over).

Personally, my fav hilarious moment is still You're Beautiful's scene where Hwang Tae Kyung "dances" along to Breatheless in the middle of the field, and then gets chased by a pig. But this definitely rivals that.

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LOL. I remember that scene. It was so funny and embarrassing and funny at the same time. LOL did I just said funny twice?! He posed so beautifully with beautiful music just to be chased by a pig. And he thought the ahjumma/was it ahjusshi waved him! LOL. I felt second hand embarrassment for him....

Now, with this A Whole New World....I cannot unsee...

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HAHAHA I FORGOT ABOUT THAT SCENE UNTIL NOW.

I found the clip on YouTube lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqfHh-HZCN4

I remember watching that episode and telling my friend about it. She didn't understand what was so funny about it hahahah.

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Enjoyed the A Whole New World part! :D I recognized the intro music right away so I was laughing all the time. Hahahah.

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SIG is definitely cute in this. I was LOLing yesterday while watching this.

I think fom now on whenever i'll hear that A Whole new world song. Instead of Jasmine and Aladdin. I will definitely remember Louis and Bok Sil. ?

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Seo Inguk is definitely win as a lost puppy! I keep replaying the scene where Bok Sil is giving Louie allowance money and what a face Seo Inguk is making! Someone please lock him up! That face and that body! I hereby announce, I will forever be faithful to you Gukkie-ya! Hahaha.

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Thats true!! my most favourite part for the 2 ep is that scene, SIG's puppy expression was sooo cute, maybe there wont be any K actor (in my opinion ?) will did the same cute thing like him. Bravoo Gukkie!!

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Haha rite? I've seen quite a decent Korean male actors in my history of K-dramas life but yet no one gives charming vibes as unique and mesmerizing as Seo Inguk. He is not you're typical acting idol, he is way more of an actor now, in fact much better than certain actor that I know. Even his kisses is real, he never once disappointed me on that part, haha.

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The highlight of the episode for me was the animated fox-ears they put on SIG. CUTTTTEEEE.

But A Whole New World is coming a close second.

Or maybe coffee. Watching this made me crave coffee so bad.

This drama is such a delightful combination of good acting, quirky hilarious directing, and loads of cute and heart.

My theory is that the younger brother got into a gang-ish, they ambushed Louis, and he took the jacket and Louis ended up with the brother's jacket. And that's how they are going to find his identity since it's a unique jacket.

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If any of y'all have had that mix coffee, you'll know that it's 50% sugar, 40% cream, 10% coffee. Basically, hot coffee ice cream. That's why it's so yummy.

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Reminds me of the "coffee" they have in the "cappuccino" machine in my school's dining halls. The ratio's probably the same as what you said (with different flavors... french vanilla, english toffee... lol) and it's delicious. :P

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? "Unbelievable sights, indescribable feeeeeling "

I love how they strategically place that shirtless, hairflip moment along with that lyrics. ?

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I was thought I would drop the show after watching the humourless, monotonous pink cotton-candy type footage in the first ep, but everything got better in the second ep.

I'm not a fan of Seo In Guk, but boy oh boy ? he was hot in that sauna dress #drool
The hero's baby like innocence, the heroines bold aura are definitely winning streaks. Much needed gender flip comparing current Kdrama.

Still they could shorten certain scenes like the lead girl chasing that old lady who stole her bag, to keep the show more crisp.

Going by the 4 episode deadline, I hope the drama continues to keep me hooked.

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I read some theories on twitter that the weird filter in first ep is because Louis was leaving in a fake/sheltered world. The colors are turning "proper" as he experiences normal life.

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yes, thats it. I already guessed it

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But I loved the filter,<3 . I thought it was because they were shooting in europe so like most of the european films that I have watched, they went for the similar kind of, film camera-ish color tones. Also about the chase, I found that hilarious lol, the music was from the nike advertisement that I saw in 'what a woman wants', and it perfectly resonated bok shil's persistent nature lol.

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Don't remember it from what a woman wants, but it was Vangelis theme from Chariots of Fire. Whenever you see something with running in a movie or series, that's the go to theme.

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Went into this, not seeing any previews or having any expectations and im pleasantly surprised! Ep 1 was ok but Ep 2 hooked me. Love the budding friendship between our OTP. What im wondering is why they think Louis is dead. Shouldn't there have been a body that was found??? And who is that guy at the end!?

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Yes. If their was a body, who? And if not, let's have a round of applause for more quality k-drama police work.

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The body was dragged off into the bushes by feral Pandas Gone Wild. It's not the cop's fault.

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Cops would be great but I think a conman and a fluffy chubby tax collector would be better.

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I know everybody is hating on Mari, but I like her as a villain. Not so much as a person, but I love that she has zero affection for Louis, and is without question greedy and ambitious in a almost comical way. It's quite different for a second lead to be that bold-faced.

In fact, this drama is full of non-cliche characterization. There's a certain genuine quality about Bokshil that prevents her from becoming a cliche, and I like that she is trusting and kind without necessarily being naive.

And I've seen quite a few Beta heroes, but Louis takes the cake. He's basically a puppy. It might be a lot of trouble, but once it follows you, it's hard to find the heart to abandon it.

I also like that Oska is 40 in this drama. I know people are sensitive about age difference. And I've seen countless commentators on DB feeling icky about it. But as someone with parents with 20+ in age difference and nearing 30 years of loyal and supporting marriage, I'm glad that kind of romance gets a chance to be portrayed in dramaland.

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Oh, I'm so glad I've read your comment. T___T I've also seen many comments on this site discussing the age difference as if it was something wrong. I never replied back, but tbh, those comments really hurt me on a personal level. My parents have an 18-years difference in age. And I swear you'd be hard-pressed to find a more harmonious couple. Of course, they quarrel but I'm 23 now, and they're still together. It really hurts me to see that outside of my sheltered world, people view their relationship as something to feel disturbed or icky about. People never say things to your face, but reading comments online, I've come to learn that the majority of people disapprove, or find it uncomfortable. It shouldn't hurt me, but it does. Knowing that something I've come to admire and treasure so much can be viewed by other people as strange or even disturbing by default.

On a positive note, what I've learned from this is that I always try to be open minded with other taboo relationships. I've realized ascribing your own prejudice to love and judging it when it's something so beautiful for the people involved really narrows your understanding. T_T

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wanjeon ne style iya. inguks second best quote after chaemijyo, yige sagiya. i didnt expect a lot of the scenes n laughed like crazy. i know i can count on inguk when he pick one of the most common role in kdra,a. a chaebeol.... n we got a super diff chaebeol.beggar n im loving it.

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and after mulling some time, I realized I do a lot of things that he does *shock* I sniff peoples coffee for instance. waaah.

How does he do that? just slip into the role and live it so naturally?

did you read the article that Yoon Kye Sang actually thinks Seo In Guk acts better than him? I was like, woah. Now can we get them in the same action movie after Gukkies´ military service?

about the plot: I guess he was beaten up and robbed and the robber(s) died in the car accident wearing his watch. Now poor Louie is lonelier than before. he doesn´t even KNOW he had a grandma and a butler who doted on him :-(

the interview fan translated in Open Thread was really helpful in understanding what they are trying to acheive with the humor and the character.

Nam Ji Hyun has a surprisingly strong presence. She is showing bold and confident acting. such a difference to the sort of limpish Han Hyo-Joo right before this drama...

the only weak link is Oska, I mean...whats his name again? Oska. He is Oska and that´s that. Why bother with long names.

I am still singing Whole New World. please gimme another song, show. I can´t seem like a delusional person today, I have a workshop.

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Will have to second you on Han Hyo Joo but I think her role called for it. In the interview with W's writer she says that she's deeply sorry for what Han Hyo Joo had to go through to protray OYJ; her emotions were always conflicting bc her happiness with Kang cheol always meant th opposite to her father... But yes I like the boldness of Bok Sil!!!

How glorious is her tan though? Kdramas need more tanned leads.

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I am so glad she is tan. I don't know if Nam Ji-hyun is naturally tan, got tan for the role, or if it's a fake tan/makeup, but it makes it so much more realistic. She's from the backwoods and worked outside all day, of course she is gonna be tan!

And no one has made any comments about it in the show. You know how sometimes tan idols get made fun of for their tan skin? I hope that doesn't happen here, or if it does then Bok-shil will set them straight like the badass she is.

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I've been watching Cinderella&4knights, so I was a little hesitant to watch another fluff show-I don't feel emotionally connected to any of the characters and honestly only watching C4 still because I'm too close to the end not to finish. It's fun still- not terrible.

However, even though the world of Louse is more fantastical in one sense, there are some genuine human moments that I feel I can really connect with- the added bonus is that it's hilarious.
*sang Disney songs for the rest of the day*

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I've given up on cinderella, sigh. I Feel like I'm wasting my time watching it, as it keeps taking the absurd route by each week a bit more. So I've just taken a note to overlook the dramas that doesn't appeal to me from now on. I mean I do like both of the actors separately but the story line has got so weak. Even BOF was better than this tbh. Even jdramas also do fluffy,but the quality is fairly ahead.

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I love it when he speak French and English, sound so sexy to me lol and it was perfectly done.....

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When he said "Right. Come to think of it, l'm confortable speaking in English" and then that look on his face. Hahahaha i couldn't tell whether he (seoinguk) was laughing at himself or what but i thoroughly enjoyed that trope.

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I loved the 'Flying Squirrel' and 'Sable whatever' monikers. Reminded me so much of Kung Fu Hustle. These middle-aged/older characters are pretty damned spry. First the butler, now this ajumma. Gimme more of that kind of thing, drama, you're making me laugh out loud!

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Now I think of it, they've referenced three fantasies overtly. Kung Fu Hustle, Aladdin, and the Hobbit (grandma calling Louis 'my precious'). It might be kind of fun spotting other ones as the series goes on. Any others you've seen?

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I noticed that too! Its so much fun when there are these off-beat Easter eggs to look for! Plus it really adds to the quirky charm of the whole thing.

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also how they referenced the dramas that SIG and YSH were in. a tracksuit for secret garden, a hockey player for high school king of savvy.

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Hahahahaha you're right. So that's why it was so odd to see that photo in the apartment. I have a feeling this show has a deeper knack for details than I've originally taken it for.

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Plus the song, "She" from the first episode matched with a slow motion close up smiling video of Bok Shil like it's from the movie "Notting Hill." XD

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Its a cute with little suspense episode. I love both Louis and bok shil characters.

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SIG has not yet failed me in his drama choices. Loving SKL, and hoping I'd overcome and survive my Ep 6 hurdle if I drop or not a drama.

*now back to looking and swooning at my screen caps of ridiculously adorable puppy Louis*

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So I watched 10 minutes of ep 2 secretly in office and I had to stop because I couldn't control my laughter! This episode was downright hilarious and I loved every moment of it. Though I thought that old lady chase sequence could be cut short.
Oh and the animations are so on point! Seo In Guk with fox ears looks adorable. he really is a puppy in this show- a puppy who looks manly but behaves like a sweet little toddler. Which is funny because his ex- little bro Bo Gummie is a puppy grown into a man as Crown Prince. I love them both so much but I have loved SIG for far longer!

Can't wait for more randomly hilarious scenes!

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Oh and I am sure that the mystery guy at the end is Oh Dae Hwan (popularly known as Ma Jin Suk from 38 Task Force- his butt was a famus topic in one of the recap threads :P). Can't wait for the bromance to start!

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Ma Jin Seok! aka Oh Dae Hwan!!! oh I cannot wait for him to appear- But the guy wearing the other tracksuit looked a bit too slim to be him...

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Dunno.. To me, it sounded like his voice when the guy said "Hello Stranger"! Maybe he slimmed down for this role.. He looks pretty awesome in SIG's latest Instagram photos

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Someone photoshop No-Face into SKL screencaps please

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Super cute first two episodes. I love Bok Sil and Louie (he totally has a cat's name too) and their adorable relationship. But I'm worried about the butler. How will he get on without Louie?

Also we're in episode two and there's already been a sighting of Louie. Either the bratty ex-fiancee plans to make Louise go bye, bye, I'm guessing the amnesia/anonymity will only last so long? Particularly with the tracksuit guy and(or?) Bok Nam in the mix too.

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I feel like the butler will turne into a rogue tramp and go looking for him or on a sort of pilgrimage

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They're so great together, but so are Bok SilxLouie, so I don't think I can root for a reunion just yet. ;)

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Well... the butler, Maybe he'll find a woman to cure his loneliness then start to dating while Louis is gone. I ship him with Sun Wo mom here. LOL.

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Hmm. If two OCD personal assistants get together, will they get along and assist the heck out of each other, or will they kill each other? That would be an interesting relationship to watch.

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how can he lost his memory without sustaining any injury

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Whenever Louis grandma goes MY Precious
I feel like strangling her. To her Louis is more a beloved Persian cat or poodle than human. Both she and Buler Kim are responsible for Louis lack of survival skills.

I hope Louis learns to be an adult thru his experience while still retaining his louiness

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I guess..., it was bok nam, the man w/umbrella who greeted louie in the end.
He must have louie's wallet, accordingly he knew his real identity, & may be try to make additional fortune from him

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I thought it was hilarious how Seo In Guk became a little Shiba Inu when Bok Sil gave him money.
A little nod to the fact that everyone thinks he looks exactly like one

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I think this is my fave Seoul In Guk character. Well I've only ever seen him in Remember You/Hello Monster but still. I usually take note of his other roles in dramas but this is the first one I was curious about since Hello Monster and wow! Loving the Prince - to - pauper dynamic!!! He plays BOTH so convincingly! Indeed, episode 2 is even better than 1. Can barely wait until next week!!

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I am questioning how much memory Louis had lost. He said "It's a feeling that I've never felt before" to Bok Shil in the sauna, how does he know he've never felt anything like that? I don't know if it is just the translation but it sounded like he does remember something about his life as Louis.

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Public sauna, cheap mix coffee, convenient store foods are ordinary people's culture. He was so rich and didn't enjoy them

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well it is true either way. In his currennt state, he hasnt exoerienced it before. and maybe it is truew for before amnesia as well.

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Maybe it is on my english but @aa and @redfox I know that. I think you misunderstood me.

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I think its a subconscious thing rather than him remembering that he hasnt experienced these "commoner" life experiences just like he blurts out in english and french without knowing why.

And to add onto the list the scene of him having a revelation with eating ramen for the first time was soooooo adorable ?

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The sauna scenes and the girls attacking poor Louis were golden lol. And the filter is much, much, much better in this episode, so yay :D

I think it'll be a fun, casual and uplifting ride, can't wait for next week's episodes ^^

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When Louis spends the 7,000 won that Bok-shil gave him on coffee, all I could think was "now that's a man after my own heart".

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As expected, Seo In-guk is a treasure. I am in love with this crazy show!

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I.love.this.show.period.

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I don't know if anyone has mentioned it here but this show's premise reminds me of that old Taiwan drama "Prince Turns into Frog". That show was also about a chaebol son who lost his memory and was found in a village and adopted by the villagers. However, when he regained his memory, he forgot about the time he spent in the village and the girl and went back to his haughty ways. This was a classic with Chen Qiao En and Ming Dao.

If the drama were to follow a similar premise then it would be interesting to see how Louis will recall Bok-shil later.

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Little expectation from this show but this is just so cute and funny. I didn't even know what this is all about before the 1st recap.
The sauna scenes LOL!

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again
main actor is ok
main actress is not attractive
not even cute

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Wowwwww shallow much. I guess this is the problem with all the pretty in Kdramas. When someone DOESN'T perceive something as pretty, apparently that's all they can think about and comment about concerning the show. For certain viewers, anyway.

(but I'm also seriously scratching my head because both SIG and NJH are adorable and I can't see them as anything but adorable)

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Yeah, if you are not a Suzy look-alike, you are not worth to play a female lead in any k-drama.

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Yeah, or when u are not IU lookalike with beautiful wide eyes, she's not worth it to play a female lead..lol

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she is is an actress, not a decoration.

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She is beautiful. Period. not in the usual doll-like k drama kind of way but she has her own beauty and she fits the role perfectly. They're called "actors" for a reason.

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Thanks for the recaps!

These two are too cute for words. They're a winning couple, BS for her sensibilities & Louis for his sensitivity. He's not afraid to own up to his feelings of abandonment & loneliness. She on another hand is just a matter-of-fact gal, its like, fine, this is what's happening I'll deal with it.

This is a good role-reversal for men-women relationship. She solves the problem at hand, i like it?

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