Apr 13, 2011

Bread, Love & Dreams - King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu

The drama was aired end of the year 2010. Receiving a lot of recognition such as;

2010 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award - Actress (Jun In Hwa)
2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Mini Series - Actor (Yoon Shi Yoon)
2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Mini Series - Actress (Eugene)
2010 KBS Drama Awards: Writer Award (Kang Eun Kyung)
2010 KBS Drama Awards: Youth Actor Award (Oh Jae Moo)
2010 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Yoon Shi Yoon and Lee Young Ah)

If you are looking for a drama filled with rich characters with wonderfully exploited stories, action packed scenes (talking both old school action and drama) and a solid storyline, well, you’ve hit the jackpot.

The drama takes us into the lives of the young Kim Tak Gu, his (few) friends and his mother. The child, played by first timer Oh Jae Moo is a very endearing character, and the viewers are invited to follow him through his misfortunes, until 12 years later, when now a man (played by Yoon Shi Yoon—who does a wonderful job, by the way; we’re talking first class acting) still struggles through life’s unfairness.

The storyline is punchy and the drama extremely well written and thought through; the cast is composed of talented actors (FINALLY a drama that has it all), among which Eugene (as Shin Yoo Kyung) and Joo Won (as Gu Ma Jun) who will also both blow you away.

To conclude, this drama is one you might not want to miss; the story is wonderfully sweet, frustrating, complex and simple. The characters are endearing and frustrating. The acting is nothing but pleasing. Try this one out, you won’t regret your watching experience. Trust me..

So let's see some the preview of the drama.......

"Bread, Love and Dreams" covers the life of Kim Tak-Gu from the 1970's until the late 1980's as he becomes one of the most successful bakers in all of Korea.

The president of Geosung baking company Koo Il-joong (Jeon Kwang-Leol) loved Kim Mi-soon (Jeon Mi-Seon), but Koo Il-joong's mother was against their relationship. Because of this, and as a marriage of convenience, Koo Il-Joong instead married Suh In-sook (Jeon In-Hwa). They had two daughters, Ja-kyung and Ja-rim, but no sons. Sometime later, Il-joong has an extra-marital affair with his true love Mi-Soon and they conceive a son, who will later be named Tak-gu.

Meanwhile, In-sook is afraid that Tak-gu may one day become the heir to the Geosung baking company, In-Sook then seduces the company's Chief Secretary Han Seung-jae (Jeong Seong-Mo) and they conceive a son who will later be named Ma-joon (Ju Won). Years later, on a rainy evening, Koo Il-joong's mother overhears a conversation between Han Seung-Jae and In-sook. She collapses and dies. During this time In-sook loses her bracelet and her son Ma-joon is there to retrieve it. Ma-Joon now knows who his real father is.

Meanwhile to protect Kim Mi-Soon and Tak-gu, Koo Il-Joong orders a man named Jin-Goo (Park Seong-Woong) to kidnap them. Seo In-Suk and Han Seung-Jae attempts to kill Tak-gu, but he is fortunate enough to escape. Tak-gu then meets his lifelong mentor Pal-Bong (Jang Hang-Seon) , who runs Palbong Bakery.

Tak-gu first met Yoo-kyung (Yu Jin) when they were children. She lived through a difficult childhood, with an abusive father and having little money. Yoo-kyung learned to smile for the first time when they met, but when Tak-gu goes to Koo Il-joong's house as the first son they separated. 12 years later they meet again and their love is rekindled. Nevertheless, Yoo-kyung now believes that love is nothing when compared to money and power and because of this she leaves Tak-gu to marry Ma-joon instead.

Take your time and enjoy the drama...click below for direct link for Online watching


  1. The lead actor becomes very popular after this series, but i did not watch it when it was aired on TV. Have u?!

  2. yup i watched several ep in tv after that i just watched 5 last ep online. ^_^ but it's quite good the only i don't like the sad part >_<


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