Shopping King Louie
Cast members Yoon Sang-hyun, Im Se-mi, Nam Ji-hyun and Seo In-guk during the preview of Shopping King Louie.Facebook/MBC

Shopping King Louie or Shopaholic Louis, a new South Korean period drama on MBC, returns with its third episode next Wednesday, September 28, 10 pm KST.

The show primarily revolves around the relationship between a country girl named Go Bok-shil and the title character, Louie a.k.a Kang Ji-sun. It will continue to follow the lead characters in the next episode and focus on the various challenges faced by them in Seoul.

MBC has released a 30-second trailer of the upcoming third episode, and it hints at tense moments for Nam Ji-hyun's character.

The sneak peek video begins by showing Louie and Bok-shil spending quality time with each other. The clip gradually takes its viewers through a scene, wherein In-guk's character tries to recollect his memory.

The promo ends with a shot of Bok-shil searching for Louie, who leaves the house without even saying a final goodbye to her. So it remains to be seen how the country girl manages to bring him back home.

Watch the trailer of Shopping King Louie episode 3 below:

Meanwhile, rumours indicate that MBC might cancel the show after the next few episodes because of its poor television ratings. It has only received 5.6 percent ratings after its premiere episode.

Since Shopping King Louie follows the traits of successful Korean dramas, such as W: Two Worlds and Descendants of the Sun, it was considered one of the most anticipated shows of the season.

However, the pairing of Seo In-guk and Nam Ji-hyun has failed to impress viewers after its first two episodes. The MBC drama received negative reviews for everything from plot loopholes to poor dialog delivery.

Here are a few viewers' comments (via KissAsian):

Th drama is lame I didn't find it that funny ,,I saw much better drama .. I only took a look because of Seo in guk but I think It isnt enough, the drama is not that good."

Hard to say if this is worth watching, first episode is all setup. Never seen a female lead with such dark skin. InGuk is playing a quirky character in this one. Lets see how this goes."

Next episode we will see two idiots try to live in seoul with almost no money."

how did he get there, wasn't he on the plane moments ago."

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