King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo

King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (2010)

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Kim Tak Goo is the eldest son of Goo In Jong, the president of Geosung Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Although he is an extremely talented baker and seemed destined to succeed his father as president, Goo In Jong's family plotted to rob him of his inheritance because he was born to In Jong's mistress. Tak Goo's determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild read morehis career from scratch despite the many trials he faces.

  • Native title:

    제빵왕 김탁구
  • Also Known as:

    Baker King, Kim Tak Goo ; Bread, Love and Dreams ; Jeppangwang Kim Tak Goo

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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Apr 13, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I was a bit apprehensive to watch this drama. It had 30 episodes to start with! [yikes] I try to avoid dramas that are more that 20-25 episodes long but, the 30 episodes are worth it. It is entertaining and good!

It starts off dramatically so you know that this is going to continue that way for the rest of the episodes and it does! Not a single episode is sober. There read more are affairs, back stabbing, evil plotting, kidnappings, murders, jealousy, a few forced-on kisses [odd how it works, as it does in Kdramas], crying, deaths, more crying and most of all baking.

Be prepared for a lot of baking!!! Sometimes they take bread making way too seriously. A fellow MDL user pointed out saying it's like Master Chef in a few episodes. You just want to say 'It's bread for crying out loud!!' Nevertheless, it's based on baking and it's done well as you'll end up craving bread for the next few days :p

I found a common relation to Naruto with this series. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong to Kim Tak Gu but his persistence, determination and good heart will change the others around him and the situation.

The couples you expect to establish don't. x You won't be disappointed with the choices they make though :)You will learn to love Fallen Soyabeans, Ma jun and Yoo Kyung. It was good to see dramas not follow usual norms for relationship.

All in all the drama is well written and directed. It has flaws but those can be overlooked as without those flaws there wouldn't be this drama. Also, no cellphones. O.o how did they manage? I give it extra points just for that.

By the end of the drama, you'll know the basic ingredients required for making bread, learn how to knead bread, stand and wait for bread to rise, bake and be eaten. You'll also crave for it. Yes, you will.
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7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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May 21, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
When I first read the plot of this drama I thought it wasn't anything special at all but because I was bored I decided to watch the first 2 episodes. After I saw the first 2 episodes I still wasn't into the story so I let it rest for a little while until I heard it will be getting better every ep and it was so true. This is a series that read more has to grow on you before you really start to like it. Well, that was the case for me. Now it's my favourite Kdrama I can watch over and over again. The story doesn't get boring and you will find new interesting details every time you watch it again.

To bad the production team didn't go for the extention.
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    naccu Jun 11, 2015

    I don't know if I should watch is or if it'll be boring hmmmmmm

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      Kyoru Jul 10, 2015

      did u watch it? xD

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      naccu Jul 10, 2015

      nope.... I will at some point

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      Hessa 2 days ago

      It is really good. I hate watching long dramas because they tend to get boring but this one was not.

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    Betty_Boop Apr 11, 2015

    Watched it in 2 days. Love it & cried a lot... Clap clap clap...

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    bLoodYThoughtS Jan 22, 2015

    The ending was great ... just the ending

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    Roswenthe Jan 20, 2015

    Ahh, I just found Joo Won's first smirk in a drama.... He really does have an epic smirk.

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    suzyfan Oct 7, 2014

    tell me pls who is the main lead girl with yoon shi yoon??

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    MinaVIP Sep 28, 2014
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    Vui256 Sep 25, 2014

    Some how I dont like this drama so much. At the beginning it was so good and interesting. But then I feel bored after eps and eps. Maybe because I'm too young to watch these kind of dramas. I was watching it when I'm 13 or something. Maybe I wanted romance dramas only. Aww I'm so teenage, cant' help it >//<.

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    mjup Aug 9, 2014

    Four years later and no drama has replaced Baker King as my #1 favourite drama.

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    NiceNoona Jul 11, 2014

    This drama is so painful to watch. I don't mean painful because it's bad... But painful because I feel for so many of the characters and there is so much evil going against them! Every time Ma Jun's mother or bio dad is on screen I want to scream

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    Stained_Glass Mar 17, 2014
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      CherryBunny May 3, 2014
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    Stained_Glass Jan 27, 2014

    I love how Lee Young Ah is flustered everytime Joo Won tries to "seduce" her ^^

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    MinaVIP Jan 26, 2014

    A true masterpiece! *o* I thought it would only be about baking but I was so wrong xD this is so MUCH MORE than just a drama about baking <3

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    abracadabra Dec 13, 2013

    great drama, I finished it for five days only...

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    anagard Dec 9, 2013

    Very passionate drama, a lot of different emotions. I like how it shows the development of each of the characters.

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    Addiction Nov 12, 2013

    Loved the cast, very fast paced. Cried multiple times.


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    South Korea
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    Jun 9, 2010 to Sep 16, 2010
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 3 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 4,697 users)
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