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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The end...

Last night, I have watched the ending of The Baker King in GMA 7. I tracked every episode of it even though it is late night. I'm a fan of Kim Tak Gu, the earnest and lovable character of Yoon Si Yoon (real name: Yoon Dong-goo).

The Baker King is a very nice and inspirational Korean drama TV series. The story goes like this:

Kim Takgu is the eldest son of Gu Il Jong, the chairman of Geosung Foods Enterprise, and Kim Misun, his mistress. The Chairman’s wife, Insok, is furious with her husband and shuns Takgu. When his mother is kidnapped, Takgu runs away from home and spends the next 14 years looking for her. Through his journey he enters a baking school owned by Pal Bong, a legend in the baking industry who coincidentally is also the same teacher who taught his father. There he finds Jo Jingu, the man who kidnapped his mother, but he tells Takgu that she accidentally fell of a cliff. Takgu decides to stay at the bakery and learn the art of making bread, like his father did before him. Majun, Takgu’s half-brother is also at the school, hoping to learn about baking in order to win his father’s approval and take over the family business. He is living under an assumed name and never reveals his true identity, still having a hatred for Takgu from their childhood.

It is later revealed that Takgu’s mom is not dead and that she is looking for him. The Chairman, who also spent the past 14 years looking for Takgu, eventually finds out he is at the bakery and is furious at Majun for not telling him. The Chairman wants Takgu, his oldest son, to take over the family business instead of Majun. Majun plots to steal Takgu’s childhood friend Shin Yukyeong and embarrass his family in the process as revenge. Takgu eventually finds his mother, but Insok and her lover (and the Chairman’s assistant) Han plot to rob Takgu of his inheritance so that Majun will take the Chairman’s position. When the Chairman finds out about this, Han goes so far as to attempt to murder Takgu, but he is saved by Jo Jingu. Majun’s plan to embarrass his family works, but it doesn’t give him the satisfaction he expects. He reaches a truce with Takgu and the two agree to let their older sister Gu Jakyung run the company. The show ends with Takgu continuing to work at the bakery with his girlfriend Yang Misun while Majun decides to travel around the world with his new bride Shin Yukyeong. While Manger Han is in prison, the Chairman is happy that his loved ones have found happiness.