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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47 of 52 people found this review helpful
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Jan 11, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The first thing I asked myself was, "Do I really want to watch a drama about baking???" Honestly speaking the whole baking theme didn't really interest me, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. There is so much more than Baking to this drama, trust me.

From the beginning this drama draws you in. This drama made me cry my heart out (no joke I cried for hours...yeah i dramathoned read more this drama). The story is just amazing. Despite Kim Tak Goo facing many difficulties he always has a smile on his face, moving everyone around him. His character just captures your heart. Kim Tak Goo Fighting!!!

So if you are in the mood of watching a drama that will make you cry, smile, laugh, then I recommend you to watch this one.

This is a must see!!!
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Jan 22, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I can't believe that I watched a bread baking drama, that was 30 episodes long, without being bored! It took a lot of persuasion from a friend to get me to watch this. The high ratings didn't even have me fully convinced, but from beginning to end this drama lived up to all the hype.

The entire cast was great. The first episodes are set in the past, and I thought the read more cast of younger actors were exceptional. I also thought the younger actors matched their older counterparts very well. Younger Kim Tak Goo hooked me into the story, and older Kim Tak Goo kept me hooked from the first time he smiled. I loved that the cast of "villains" had depth, and some characters walked the fine line between good and bad. I liked that Eugene strayed from the romantic lead path into her own interesting character. I thought Joo Won was really good at being very sympathetic, and equally distasteful, though I lol-ed at the look on his face as if something constantly stunk. Even the supporting characters really added to the story, so I had to give the cast a 10.

Though the show is about baking, the story centers around family betrayal, revenge, rivalry, and painful relationships between children and their parents. There are some over the top fight scenes, dramatic rescues, and heartbreaking confrontations, so don't expect to just watch a bunch of scenes about how to bake bread. There's also a good balance of sweet, and humorous moments, and the pacing is good as well. I loved that the romance in this was a bit unconventional, and was touching without being cheesy, or the central focus of the story. This drama also has something I find rare in most dramas, a great ending. They manage to give each character proper closure, and the ending felt just right.

Overall the story isn't necessarily original, but It wasn't predictable either. I laughed and cried many times while watching. There aren't many specific rewatchable scenes, and since suspense is mainly what kept me up nights watching, I'm not sure If I will watch this again. Yoon Si Yoon is so charming, that he may be enough of a reason to give this one a second look.

I definitely recommend this. The 30 episodes will fly by...
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Both dramas are about a child who was separated from his wealthy family. Only the circumstances are different. And eventually this main character happens to come back to his real parents..
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They both tell the story of a man that faces allot of pain to reach their dreams. The feeling of the drama is also the same. But Kim Tak Goo is a better drama imo.
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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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    Stained_Glass Jan 26, 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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    Nonanaland529 Oct 7, 2013

    This drama is the best. Yoon Shi Yoon is such a cutie.. Joo Won super handsome...
    Haha The child actor Oh Ji Moo nothing to say. His acting was cool.

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    crizbiii Sep 22, 2013

    Finished it! This drama certainly isn't amazing, but it was nice to watch. Even though I had moments where I wanted to strangle almost all of the characters, the characters I liked kept me calm ahaha!
    P.S. Yoon Si Yoon was great in this!

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    crizbiii Sep 21, 2013

    I'm at episode 28 and this drama is seriously killing me. Not because it's amazing or any of that sort, but because of all the twists and whatnot! It's 4AM now though so I'll have to leave the last 2 episodes for tomorrow. ;A;

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    crizbiii Sep 18, 2013

    I thought I was going to go crazy until Shi Yoon finally appeared! Though, the crazy of young Tak Gu was really heartbreaking and interesting at the same time! I'm at episode 14 now and I can't wait to see what will happen next.
    P.S I don't think I ever hated so much as Ma Jun in any drama! He's cowardly, way too jealous and manipulative. I really despise him with all my being!!

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      Grace_kelly Sep 22, 2013

      i think you finished a 30 episods drama in 5 days xD wow

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      Grace_kelly Sep 22, 2013

      i think you finished a 30 episods drama in 5 days xD wow

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    wafa-aktouche Sep 13, 2013
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    wafa-aktouche Sep 8, 2013

    why don't they have self phones in this drama !!

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      Grace_kelly Sep 16, 2013

      parce que les événements se déroulent entre les année 70-90

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      wafa-aktouche Sep 16, 2013

      aaah oki khememt haka m3a lewel m banouli !les voitures jdad + lebssa dialhom modern mechi ta3 les 70-90 :)

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      Grace_kelly Sep 16, 2013

      les voitures jdod? je pense pas! bel3aks 9dom
      chma3neha banouli? w dialhom?

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      wafa-aktouche Sep 16, 2013

      hhh banouli = dahrouli . dialhom = taba3hom ;)

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      Grace_kelly Sep 16, 2013

      ahhhh banouli lool oui oui mais dialhom c'est nouveau pour moi je comprend maintenant, c'est cute la différence entre nos langues

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    Grace_kelly Sep 7, 2013

    after all the bad things that he's doing i just can't hate joo won in this drama

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      wafa-aktouche Sep 10, 2013

      ughhh am in ep 22 and i can't beleav that soome one can carry all thar jaloussy in him !!!!! :/


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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 3,960 users)
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