Live Up to Your Name
Live Up to Your Name (Korean: 명불허전; RR: Myeongbulheojeon; 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).
|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(s)||Bon Factory Worldwide|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||August 12 –|
October 1, 2017
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.
- 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
- Yoon Joo-sang
- Byeon Woo-seok as assistant Heo Jun
- Kim Sung-joo as Kim Min-jae
- Roh Jeong-eui as Oh Ha-ra
- Yeom Hye-ran as Restaurant owner
- 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%|
- 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 shown at August 13, 2017 at 9:45 PM (SIN/MAL) onwards, recast on December 18, 2018 at 8:30 PM (double episode), and except Singapore and Malaysia for the rest of Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka from November 8, 2018 at 9:45 PM (HKT) on Thursday and Friday.
- In Vietnam, the series aired on VTC5 tvBlue starting September 11, 2017 under the title Danh Y Heo Im.
- In Indonesia, the series aired on Sony One under the title Live Up to Your Name, from January 16 to February 9, 2018.
- In the Philippines, the series aired on Asianovela Channel from December 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020.
- 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.
- Jie, Ye-eun. "Kim Nam-gil, Kim A-joong to star in 'Myeongbulheojeon'". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hong, Se-young. "김남길X김아중 '명불허전', 쌍방향 타임슬립…8월 편성 [공식]". Sports Dong-A (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- Park, Soo-jeong. "김남길x김아중, tvN '명불허전' 출연 확정..'비밀의숲' 후속". Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- Shin, Young-eun. "'명불허전' 김남길, 독보적 능청카리스마…"김남길 is 뭔들"". Naver (in Korean). Maekyung. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- ""Live Up to Your Name" Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Live Up to Your Name". tvN Asia. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
- "tvBlue Vietnam". Facebook (in Vietnamese). VTC5 tvBlue. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
- "Live Up to Your Name". ONE TV ASIA. Archived from the original on February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.