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Title: 명불허전 / Deserving of the Name
Chinese Title: 名不虛傳
Also Known as: Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo
Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Medical, Comedy
Broadcast network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2017-Aug-12 to 2017-Oct-01
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:00


The story of a doctor from Joseon era who travels 400 years into the future where he met a cold-hearted modern practitioner.

Heo Im (Kim Nam Gil) is an oriental doctor, acknowledged as the best in acupuncture and moxibustion in Joseon. His success is blocked due to his status as the son of a concubine. One day, Heo Im travels though time and finds himself in present day Seoul. He then meets Choi Yeon Kyung (Kim Ah Joong) who is firmly only believing in modern medicine.

Cast (Joseon Era)

Hyeminseo Clinic

Kim Nam Gil as Heo Im
– Moon Woo Jin (문우진) as Heo Im (child)
Shin Rin Ah as Yeon Yi
Moon Ga Young as Gong Mak Gae
Kim Byung Choon as Kwon Ji
Oh Dae Hwan as Doo Chil
Jin Sun Kyu as Yun Yi’s father
Takeda Hiromitsu (다케다 히로미츠) as Sayaga / Kim Choong Sun
Choi Jae Sup as Ddak Sae


Ahn Suk Hwan as minister of war
Jo Seung Yun as King Sun Jo
Maeng Sang Hoon as Yoo Chan Sung
Yoo Min Kyu as Yoo Jin Oh
Jang Woo Hyuk as Choong Ho


Uhm Hyo Sup as Heo Jun
Kwon Hyuk as Goo Ji Woong
Byun Woo Suk (변우석) as black man
Cha Soon Hyung (차순형) as Suzuki
Park Min Soo as Kang

Cast (Present)

Shinhye Hospital

Kim Ah Joong as Choi Yeon Kyung
Uhm Chae Young as Choi Yeon Kyung (Child)
Noh Jung Ui as Oh Ha Ra
Ahn Suk Hwan as Shin Myung Hoon
Lee Dae Yeon as Professor Hwang
Lee Jae Won as Kang Man Soo
Sung Joo as Kim Min Jae
Seo Jung Yeon as Jung Yi Yun
Oh Jung Sook (오정석) as Soo Ho
Lee Bo Yun (이보연) as nurse Kim

Hyeminseo Clinic

Yoon Joo Sang as Choi Cheon Sool
Tae Hang Ho as Min Byung Ki
Min Ji Ah as Jun Jae Sook

Shinhye Oriental Hospital

Yoo Min Kyu as Yoo Jae Ha
Choi Seung Hoon as Jae Ha (young)
Kim Myung Gon as Ma Sung Tae
Lee Jae Kyoon as Jin Young Hoon
Kim Jung Hwan (김정환) as Sung Tae’s secretary


Kim Young Sun as Psychiatrist
Han Hee Jung as Guide Ha Ra
Kim Hye Eun as Ha Ra’s mother (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Hong Jong Chan
ScriptWriter: Kim Eun Hee

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2017-08-12 1 2.855 3.2
2017-08-13 2 3.995 3.3
2017-08-19 3 4.541 3.6
2017-08-20 4 5.998 5.0
2017-08-26 5 4.347 3.7
2017-08-27 6 5.617 4.7
2017-09-02 7 5.541 4.2
2017-09-03 8 6.357 4.8
2017-09-09 9 5.965 5.3
2017-09-10 10 6.520 6.0
2017-09-16 11 5.889 5.3
2017-09-17 12 6.164 5.0
2017-09-23 13 5.590 5.4
2017-09-24 14 5.364 3.4
2017-09-30 15 4.959 3.9
2017-10-01 16 6.907 5.5

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Site

Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV
Trailer V
Trailer VI

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56 Responses to “Deserving of the Name”

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  1. 51
    Putri andini Says:

    Doanya cuman satu semoga kim nam gil menikah dengan kim ah joong,hehe di drama ini bener2 kayak orang pacaran,bikin baperrrrr

  2. 52
    Dewi Says:

    From indonesia. My comment on this drama = keren banget lah. Suka sama kng dan kaj. Chemistry nya ada. Pokoke suka banget. Highly recommended for those who are looking for a good drama

  3. 53
    TIRA Says:

    Really great drama. Enjoy all the way to the last episode!

    Partial history and modern make this drama very interesting.

    Love Kim Nam Gil because he act so silly……and all the rest of the crews..

  4. 54
    Raymond Says:

    One of a few time travel drama that has a satisfying ending. Light, lovely, yet easy to digest. Definitely approved from me.


  5. 55
    Mia Andriyani Says:

    I’m from Indonesia, finally I can watch Kim Nam Gil in Korea Drama again especially with History Genre, it’s so long time since he has been as Bidam in Great Queen Seon Deok. This drama is so funny and interesting story. Hopely this drama especially actor, Kim Nam Gil can get many awards this year, and he will role in many dramas. Fighting !

  6. 56
    Bea Says:

    I just finished watchinh this drama and i really like, at first i never heard about kim na gil , after i watched this he is so handssome and beginning to like him as an actor. Kim ahh joong i like her that why iwatch this because of her. But now i’m looking forward for another drama of kim na gil and kim ah joong. The drama os so cool comedy, lght drama and fantasy. I love this drama. . I recommended this. You will laugh and cry. Dr. Heo looks good with mustache. They have good chemistry. Fighting … your fan from philippines. Btw kim na gil is a great actor and kim ah joong….

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