Bread, Love and Dreams
“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 his country.
The president of Geosung baking company Koo Il-joong loved Kim Mi-soon, 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. 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 heirto the Geosung baking company, In-Sook then seduces the company’s Chief Secretary Han Seung-jae and they conceive a son who will later be named Ma-joon. 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 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, who runs Palbong Bakery.
Tak-gu first met Yoo-kyung 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. This increases the rivalry and hatred between Tak-Gu and Ma-Joon and all due to the fact that they both are in love with the same woman.
Genre: Romantic Drama
Program Length: 30 episodes of 60 minutes each
Country: South Korea
Producer: Lee Jung-Sub
Script: Kang Eun-Kyung
Cast: Yoon Si-Yoon, Joo Won, Lee Young-Ah, Yu Jin