Live Up to Your Name
|Live Up to Your Name|
|Also known as||Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo|
|Created by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Kim Eun-hee|
|Directed by||Hong Jong-chan|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Production company||Bon Factory Worldwide|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||August 12 –|
October 1, 2017
Live Up to Your Name (Korean: 명불허전; RR: Myeongbulheojeon; lit. Deserving of the Name) is a 2017 historical time travel South Korean television series. It brings Heo Im (a medical scientist from the Joseon Dynasty portrayed by Kim Nam-gil) to present day Seoul, where he meets the surgeon, Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong). The series marks Kim Nam-gil's small screen comeback after four years. It aired on tvN from August 12 to October 1, 2017 at 21:00 (KST).
Its final episode recorded a 6.907% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform making the episode one of the highest rated in Korean cable television history.
Heo Im (Kim Nam-gil) is a Joseon doctor of Traditional Korean medicine, specializing in acupuncture. He worked at the clinic for the poor during daytime and earned a fortune by making secret visits to nobles and high-ranking officials' houses at night. After gaining notoriety for his great skills, he was tasked to help treat the king's migraines. Unfortunately, his anxiety got the best of him and he was charged with treason. Unwilling to accept jail, he escaped capture but was chased by soldiers. He was eventually cornered into a river and fatally shot by arrows and fell to his supposed death. Death never came and he awakened in modern Seoul-Korea and realizes he has somehow time traveled. Lost and confused, he runs into Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong), a cardiothoracic fellow surgeon at Shinhae Hospital and began an unlikely relationship between time and space.
- An acupuncturist who ends up in Seoul 400 years later when he was about to die.
- Kim Ah-joong as Choi Yeon-kyung
- A surgeon who goes to clubs at night to release her stress.
- Moon Ga-young as Dongmakgae
- Kim Myung-gon as Yoo Sung-tae / Yoo Jin-oh (Joseon)
- Um Hyo-sup as Heo Jun
- Ahn Suk-hwan as Shin Myung-hoon / Minister of War (Joseon)
- Maeng Sang-hoon as Yoo Chan-sung
- Lee Dae-yeon as Professor Hwang
- Oh Dae-hwan as Doo-chil
- Tae Hang-ho as Min Byung-gi
- Kim Byung-choon as Kwon Ji
- Yoo Min-kyu as Yoo Jae-ha
- Jin Seon-kyu as Yeon-i's father
- Yoon Joo-sang
- Byeon Woo-seok as Heo Jun's assistant
- Kim Sung-joo as Kim Min-jae
- Roh Jeong-eui as Oh Ha-ra
- Yeom Hye-ran as Restaurant owner (ep. #4)
- Hiromitsu Takeda as Sayaga (Joseon) / Kim Chung-sun (Baptized name after Imjin War)
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||August 12, 2017||2.715%||2.855%||3.2%|
|2||August 13, 2017||3.995%||4.536%||3.3%|
|3||August 19, 2017||4.541%||5.227%||3.6%|
|4||August 20, 2017||5.998%||6.572%||5.0%|
|5||August 26, 2017||4.347%||4.659%||3.7%|
|6||August 27, 2017||5.617%||5.968%||4.7%|
|7||September 2, 2017||5.541%||6.064%||4.2%|
|8||September 3, 2017||6.357%||6.712%||4.8%|
|9||September 9, 2017||5.965%||6.802%||5.3%|
|10||September 10, 2017||6.520%||7.688%||6.0%|
|11||September 16, 2017||5.889%||6.636%||5.3%|
|12||September 17, 2017||6.164%||6.848%||5.0%|
|13||September 23, 2017||5.590%||6.516%||5.4%|
|14||September 24, 2017||5.364%||6.142%||3.4%|
|15||September 30, 2017||4.959%||5.641%||3.9%|
|16||October 1, 2017||6.907%||7.888%||5.5%|
- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
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- Jie, Ye-eun. "Kim Nam-gil, Kim A-joong to star in 'Myeongbulheojeon'". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
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- Live up to your name ′보고싶었소′ 김남길, 다시 김아중 곁으로♥ #껌딱지컴백 171001 EP.16. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
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- Park, Soo-jeong. "김남길x김아중, tvN '명불허전' 출연 확정..'비밀의숲' 후속". Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
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- ""Live Up to Your Name" Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 19, 2017.