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.
- 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
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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Suggested Content: Korean Drama Rating from August 14 to 20, 2017. Read the highlights here.
News & Developments
- tvN releases hilarious ‘Live Up To Your Name’ teaser
- Two “Deserving of the Name” posters released
- tvN drops first “Live Up To Your Name” teaser