Name of Drama: King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo
Official Site: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/takku/
“Bread, Love and Dreams” depicts a young man, Kim Tak-gu’s journey to become the best baker in the field getting over all kinds of hardships in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Yoon Si Yoon as Kim Tak Goo
He lives by loyalty and will die by loyalty. He has a certain charm which moves people’s mind with his simplicity and honesty.
At the age of 12, he learns that he is a son of Gu Il-jung, who is the legendary baker and the president of Geoseong Foods, when he goes to a palatial house with his mother. For the first time, he meets his father, his father’s legal wife, and a stepbrother in there.
As the family has a few offspring, he is almost designated as a successor, but he ends up being kicked out of the family. Since then, he goes through all kinds of hardships and difficulties, and then he meets Pal-bong, who is a descendant of Gaeseong merchants as well as the hidden godfather in the bakers’ world, and he learns morality of a baker and also of a merchant.
Yoo-gyung is Tak-gu’s first love. Although she is smart, intelligent, and beautiful, she has grown up in poverty and continuous violence.
Tak-gu has been the only person who has given her comfort, and she truly loves him, but she chooses money over love due to her ambition. However, she gradually turns into an evil woman through her unhappy marriage.
Mi-sun is a granddaughter of Pal-bong and has the perfect palate. She is passionate, emotional, and smart, but she has too much pride so that she never shows her flaws to others. Although she works at a rural bakery now, she dreams of becoming a glamorous patissier in Paris.
At the beginning, Tak-gu is her rival, and then she walks a fine line between success and love. Finally, she chooses love and becomes the most important person to Tak-gu.
Although he is the Geoseong family’s legitimate son, he is ousted of the successor’s position because of Tak-gu. As he is stricken with a victim mentality towards Tak-gu who is the spitting image of his father, he makes Tak-gu’s life misery. While doing it, he also drives himself to a collapse.
Source: Global KBS Media