Live Up to Your Name

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Live Up to Your Name
Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo[1]
  • Living Up to Your Name[2]
Original title 명불허전
Genre
Created by Studio Dragon
Written by Kim Eun-hee
Directed by Hong Jong-chan
Starring
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Moon Suk-hwan
  • Oh Kwang-hee
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Bon Factory Worldwide[4]
Distributor tvN
Release
Original network tvN
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release August 12 (2017-08-12) – October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)
External links
Website

Live Up to Your Name[5] (Hangul명불허전; RRMyeongbulheojeon; lit. Deserving of the Name) is a 2017 fantasy medical South Korean television series starring Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong about skilled doctors of the 17th and 21st century. 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.[6][7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

Heo Im (Kim Nam-gil) is a Joseon doctor of Traditional Korean medicine, working at the clinic for the poor during daytime and earning a fortune by making visits to high-ranking officials' houses at night. He's famous for his excellent acupuncture skills. One day, he falls into a river and travels to the modern day Seoul. There, he runs into Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong), a cardiothoracic fellow surgeon at Shinhae Hospital.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

An acupuncturist who ends up in Seoul 400 years later when he was about to die.[9]
A surgeon who goes to clubs at night to release her stress.[9]

Supporting[edit]

Ratings[edit]

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[10] TNmS[11]
Nationwide Seoul
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%
Average 5.404% 6.047% 4.52%
  • 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).

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Malaysia and Singapore, the series aired on tvN Asia under the title Live Up to Your Name, within 24 hours of its original telecast.[12]
  • In Vietnam, the series aired on VTC5 tvBlue starting September 11, 2017 under the title Danh Y Heo Im.[13]
  • In Indonesia, the series aired on Sony One under the title Live Up to Your Name, from January 16 to February 9, 2018.[14]
  • In India Join The Series When Announcement From Star Utsav A Part Of Dubbed With Hindi and Rename Of Aapaka Naam Par Khara Utarane , Upcoming (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live up to your name, Dr.Heo [최초]김남길X김아중, 조선왕복 메디활극 명불허전 첫 티저 공개 170812 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Living Up to Your Name". CJ E&M Lineup (in Korean). CJ E&M Corporation. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  3. ^ Jie, Ye-eun. "Kim Nam-gil, Kim A-joong to star in 'Myeongbulheojeon'". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Park, Soo-jeong. "[단독]김남길·김아중, tvN '명불허전' 특급 만남". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC PLUS, JTBC Content Hub Co.,Ltd. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Hong, Se-young. "김남길X김아중 '명불허전', 쌍방향 타임슬립…8월 편성 [공식]". Sports Dong-A (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ Park, Soo-jeong. "김남길x김아중, tvN '명불허전' 출연 확정..'비밀의숲' 후속". Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ Shin, Young-eun. "'명불허전' 김남길, 독보적 능청카리스마…"김남길 is 뭔들"". Naver (in Korean). Maekyung. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b ""Live Up to Your Name" Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Live Up to Your Name". tvN Asia. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  13. ^ "tvBlue Vietnam". Facebook (in Vietnamese). VTC5 tvBlue. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Live Up to Your Name". ONE TV ASIA. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 

External links[edit]

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