Baking King, Kim Tak Gu (제빵왕 김탁구) or better known as Bread, Love & Dreams is my favorite Korean drama of 2010. It’s a drama about hope, dream, love, passion and wickedness along the way. I could really feel the positive emotions mentioned. That’s how strong this drama is. It makes you want to be a better person. It reminds you that HOPE is a dream that never sleeps.
Korean title: 제빵왕 김탁구
Korean romanization title: Je Ppang Wang Kim Tak Gu
English title: Baking King, Kim Tak Gu
International English title: Bread, Love & Dreams
Chinese title: 面包大王
Release date: 9th June 2010
Running period on KBS World: 16th June -16th September 2010 (1 special episode on 23rd September 2010)
Premiere on KBS World (International) : 7th July 2010
Total episodes: 30
Runtime (Malaysia): Wed & Thurs 9.03pm-10.13pm (70 mins) KBS World
Synopsis (source from KBS):
Story begins 12 years prior to when maid Kim Mee-soon gave a birth to a child named, “Tak-gu.” As Kim became pregnant with Geo-seung food cooperation chairman, Gu Ill-joong’s child, Mr. Gu’s wife, Suh In-sook forced Kim out of her house. It is after 12 years that Tak-gu appears again at Mr.Gu’s birthday party to formally announce himself as the legitimate son of Mr. Gu. However, due to Suh’s contempt towards him, he is driven out of the house once more. It is at this worst moment in life that Tak-gu meets his everlasting mentor, “Pal bong” and his true love, “Yang Mee -soon.” From then on he finally determines to embrace his new life by becoming the world’s best baker. However, his journey to his goal appears to be tough due to unexpected encounters with his first love and his step brother Gu Ma-joon. So how would his journey end?
The above synopsis is only a small part of a bigger picture. Do watch it and I assure you, you will like it very mucho. 😉
If you want to read a more plot revealing post, then Review: KBS’ Baker King, Kim Tak Goo – Best Korean Drama of the Year is recommended. Though there’s 1 thing I would like to point out. For Tak Gu, it has never been about revenge.
Kim Tak Gu @ Yoon Si-Yoon.
I love the way Palbong call out to Tak Gu. “Tak Gu ya, Tak Gu ya”
He’ll reply “Yeah seonsaeng” (Yes teacher!)
Yoon Si-Yoon as Kim Tak Gu
Joo Won as Gu Ma Jun
Lee Young-A as Yang Mi Sun
Eugene as Shin Yu Gyung
Jeon Kwan Leol as Gu Il Joong
Jeon In-Hwa as Seo In Sok
Jeong Seong-Mo as Han Seung Jae
Jeon Mi-Seon as Kim Mi Sun
Jang Hang-Seon as Palbong teacher
Park Sang-Myeon as Yang In Mok
You call me ugly???
p/s: love the OSTs very much!
Photos from KBS.