Shopping King Louis starts out with one thing every shopaholic loves: a flash sale! Although this flash sale is more luxury item and our self proclaimed king of shopping nabs the number one spot. We’re also introduced to sweet Bok Sil who’s as pragmatic as they come, Joong Won the hard-ass, and a Grandma-Grandson love story that will have us rooting for all of them to end up as family. It’s a goofy delight of a first episode with a surprising depth and warmth.
Fights, death, mistress, hostage, cheating husband and a wife with an iron fist: it’s an hour that set the tone for the rest of the drama and has us assured that the K2 will be a wild ride of a show. We meet our characters, get a glimpse of who they are, and have a ton of questions about them, that would surely keep us coming back for more.
It’s a happy ending for our “W” couple, although not everyone gets that happy ending (*sniff*). Cheol Ho finally gets what he deserves. Seong Moo’s noble to the very end. And Chul gets to live his life with the woman he loves. It’s the ending we all wanted, although we will miss you Seong Moo.
Quick run-through: Young is delighted to learn that he’s straight as an arrow and that the woman of his dreams is the eunuch who holds his heart. Ha Yeon’s determined…
Hae Soo proves that sometimes, you don’t need the boys to come sweeping in to save you. Sometimes, you can pull of your own rescue, all on your own. The princes come together to save the day (except for Yo who we so didn’t miss), and Hae Soo finds herself with a change of residence and a change in profession.
Young just can’t keep his feelings hidden, and at this point, he has no interest in hiding them (awwwww). Bitchy Queen Kim learns about Young’s feelings for Ra On and Yoon Sung makes the offer to help Ra On live like a woman. Ra On comes to Eunuch Ma’s aid and he repays the favour, all the while confirming what we all know: the girl’s a cat with nine lives.
This episode is all about Lady Hae getting her moment to shine. She’s gracious and beautiful and remained so till the very end (you will be missed Lady Hae. You will be missed). So proves that he really does get Hae Soo, and Hae Soo spends the episode making new friends, discovering blossoming feelings and thanking her history teacher for helping to save her life. Poor girl. Nothing is ever easy in Goryeo.
So and Hae Soo’s relationship takes an about-face into friendship territory, and it is quite satisfying to watch it unfold. Meanwhile, her relationship with Wook tries to enter the forbidden territory (of course in the time, it’s a-okay), but the two of them keep trying to resist it. Queen Yoo’s still the winner of the worst mother of the year, whilst Yeon Hwa has me thinking that there must have been a baby switch because there is no way nice Queen Hwangbo is her birth mother. You hear that Yeon Hwa. You’re probably the lost child of Queen Yoo (hahahaha).
So proves that his whispered nickname of being a demonic wold-dog is well earned (and confirms that yes, he does look badass when he’s slicing through assassins). Queen Yoo’s quite insistent on one of her sons becoming the king of Goryeo (of course we have no idea if she remembers that So’s her son too). And the feelings between Hae Soo and Lady Hae continues to grow stronger.
Cheol Ho retains the honour the rat bastard who I hate more than Sang Hoon himself. Things go from bad to worse “W” style. It’s Seong Moo’s turn to have an existential crisis and Chul has Yeon Joo make a difficult choice.