Live Up To Your Name


Live Up To Your Name centers on a traditional medicine doctor from 17th century Joseon who travels into the present and meets his modern-day counterpart, a thoracic surgeon who does not believe in oriental medicine in which he is an expert.


General Information

  • Status: ONGOING
  • Drama Title: Live Up To Your Name
  • Other Titles: Deserving of the Name
  • Genre: Fantasy, Medical Drama, Historical
  • Director: Hong Jong-chan
  • Writer: Kim Eun-hee
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: August 12 – October 1, 2017
  • Time Slot: 21:00 Korean Standard Time, Sat & Sun
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon
  • Preceded by: Secret Forest
  • Followed by: (to be updated)
  • Other facts:
    • The main character from Joseon is based on a real-life historical figure named Heo Jun, a royal physician in the 17th century who wrote the first encyclopedia of Korean medicine in Korea.

Main Cast & Characters

Live Up To Your Name Main Cast

Kim Nam-gil as Heo Im, a Joseon royal physician considered as the best in acupuncture. He does not get due recognition for his work though because of his lowly status as a son of a concubine. One day he travels through time into the present and meets his modern-day counterpart.

Kim Ah-joong as Choi Yeon-kyung, a thoracic surgeon who does not believe that acupuncture has any medical benefit. Despite coming from a family of oriental medicine doctors, she has high regard for western medicine. She is a cold-hearted woman whose life changes as he meets Heo Im.

Supporting Cast & Characters

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Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

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