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Deserving of the Name

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 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)
Kwon Tae Won as CEO Min (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 Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV
Trailer V
Trailer VI

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  1. 1 : tigerb Says:

    another time travel?

  2. 2 : OK OK OK Says:

    Kim Nam Gil ssi,
    I thought how come you have been missing for so long. You have acted in movies after drama shark in 2013. No wonder. Hope this is an interesting drama. Good luck 😛

  3. 3 : onna Says:

    kim Nam Gil Oppa, i feel like i have waited a 100 years just to see your face in a drama. i am so excited right now and cant wait to see your mesmerizing personality in your New Drama. Welcome back Oppa. i love you.

  4. 4 : Nette Says:

    Nam Gil oppa😍😍😍😍
    I missed you!! After so long, I am able to watch you play in a drama again😍😍😍😘😙

  5. 5 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    Rebuff of time travel? aigooo….

  6. 6 : Lol Says:

    Always love a doctor storyline drama 😀

  7. 7 : Rose Says:

    I haven’t seen Kim Nam Gil since Shark. I was impressed with him in that drama. Plus I thought the drama was very good. Looking forward to seeing him again.

  8. 8 : Deserving Of The Name Eng Sub Says:

    This is a must watch..Click name to watch

  9. 9 : sannti Says:

    last night i watch this drama at http://www.dramacools.com

  10. 10 : http://word-cookies-answers.com Says:

    This article is really fantastic and thanks for sharing the valuable post

  11. 11 : Gie Says:

    I hope this drama have a happy ending story, because Kim Nam Gil in every drama before unhappy ending story…

  12. 12 : AYE AYE CAPTAIN Says:

    The idea (only the idea) looks like a reversed FAITH. In FAITH the modern doctor went to a few hundred years ago era, while in this drama, doctor from a few hundred years ago went to modern era. #justmyopinion

    Anyways I like opa in shark, he acted so badass but scary sexy on the same time. I want to watch this drama, hope I can see his excellent work again.

  13. 13 : sanjinyeon Says:

    I suddenly miss Baek Kwang Yeon of the horse doctor after I watch this kdrama stories about acupuncture is so fascinating. this kdrama looks very interesting.

  14. 14 : Dy.K Says:

    Surprisingly good…not a fan of medical drama. But Romantic Doctor is an exceptional for me and perhaps this one too.

  15. 15 : Linda Jefferson Says:

    I think this is going to be a very good drama. Loved the first two episodes. Can’t wait for three and four. Really love Kim Nam Gil.

  16. 16 : Mary Says:

    this is very good drama 🙂 so cute and funny exprestion Kim Nam Gil

    very very love you Oppa Kim Nam Gil :-*

  17. 17 : abi Says:

    Where’s the episode 2 rating??

  18. 18 : Deysa Torres Says:

    This drama is AWESOME!! The story line,the acting!Kim Nan Gil never disappoints! https://i.imgur.com/HKubAXw.gif

  19. 19 : Nonuts Says:

    The only thing wrong with this drama is Nam Gil, who is about as romantically appealing as a doorknob. The same can’t be said about Ah Joong. She is so well packaged that if you dropped cardboard cutouts of her in amongst jihadees they’d be convinced they’re in the afterlife and their unholy scripture fulfilled.

  20. 20 : MaxT Says:

    I’ve watched the first 4 episodes and they were pretty good. Kim Ah Joong looked amazing in this drama. I couldn’t believe she was this pretty. :P~\
    Highly recommended. 9/10

  21. 21 : Nonuts Says:

    Kim Ah Joong in the movie “Steal My Heart” a.k.a “Catch Me” played opposite Joo Won. Their chemistry was better than this drama with Nam Gil.

  22. 22 : Ed.w Says:

    amazing drama for the first time, I’m really waiting for this continue

  23. 23 : Lely Saula Says:

    So far, this is a funny drama. I like Yeon Kyung’s expression when they go back in Joseon era ><

  24. 24 : kid Says:

    it’s very interesting drama. both of them did a good job. i always love Kim Nam Gil.

  25. 25 : Jessy Says:

    Finally i have something interesting to watch after suspicious partner ended….

  26. 26 : Emmanuel Says:

    This is Great Movie

  27. 27 : Korea fan Says:

    Kim Ah Joong daebak chemistry with Kim Nam Gil.Good job to both!

  28. 28 : Fellowes Says:

    It’s a very nice drama! A thousand times better than Bride Of the water god: Habaek and actress Ah-Joong from certain angle look like singer Heize.

  29. 29 : Jessy Says:

    Just watched until ep6 at tvN… all i can say that This is Daebak!!! Awesome plot…great scripts… I love the mix up romantic comedy between ah joong n nam gil.. can’t wait to watch next this weekend.. A must watch summer drama…please watch guys…

  30. 30 : rain hye Says:

    i like it.great.i hope it will be great till the end

  31. 31 : Addicted to K-Dramas Says:

    If you loved Rooftop Prince and Dr. Jin, you will love this drama.

  32. 32 : marie Says:

    Thisis good ! time traveling back and forth!

  33. 33 : devyyant Says:

    This is gooood!! I prefer watch this rather than other drama which had been airing.. I watched episode 8 and that was so damn heart breaking TT.TT
    Both actor and actress have a good chemistry. Even this uses old theme (time travel), but I enjoy watch this.. Daebak~!

  34. 34 : Bunny Says:

    ok.so far its worth watching..now im curious what exactly happened/connection between the two leads..6/10

  35. 35 : Moonstar Says:

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  36. 36 : Moonstar Says:

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    All Star Baseball Game is at —–

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  37. 37 : Nonuts Says:

    Ep10 was so awesome. Oh Ha Ra . . . what a sweetheart. I know it’s fiction but the emotions were so intense. And the orchestration . . . what can I say . . . no expense was spared. So well put together it left me an emotional wreck.

  38. 38 : ifah Says:

    i like this drama, actors & actress very complete each others, story line so much…manny2 juahe ! Fighting !

  39. 39 : Peggy Says:

    Wonder if there is any love line between the two leads

  40. 40 : -Autumn- Says:

    i am not a fan to both leads. But i came to watch the drama when I read the good feedback. And I was hooked. Love both Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong. Their chemistry works well in this drama. They did a good job and good act. Now I just want to see the romance between them.

  41. 41 : dramalady Says:

    It is a very interesting drama. It catches you once you’ve started. Both leads are superb. Kim Nam Gil ruthless expressions are his trademark. No one can be compared.
    The plot is wisely written though the idea may steal from Queen Inhyun”s man. It is the same, worth to spend the hours watching it.

  42. 42 : Peggy Says:

    I hope the ending is good. Good chemistry btw the two leads

  43. 43 : korean drama fan Says:

    Very glad the rating is good. Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong fighting. Love you both!

  44. 44 : Aiu Says:

    One of GREATEST KDRAMA 2017! Can’t wait till saturday and sunday! Well written, great casts, best combination between drama, comedy and sad moments. Made me laugh and sad in every episode. Kim Nam Gil and Kim A Joong are the BEST! Can’t stop admire Kim Nam Gil who portrayed hilarious and cool act at the same time. You Guys MUST watch this, you’ll never regret. The story is not mainstream and offer you something new, especially the characters.

  45. 45 : Anne Says:

    Daebakk drama. Recommended. !!!

  46. 46 : Nonuts Says:

    One possible ending is he gets killed in the war and reincarnates in our time and they meet up. Not that he will remember her and being a drama he looks the same so she recognises him. And he happens to be a doctor by golly. Lol!

    Whatever the ending is to be, I thoroughly enjoyed this drama. The characters were so very likeable. Ah Joong and Nam Gil both created magic on the screen, so beautiful.

  47. 47 : piul Says:

    i’m love this drama too much, Kim Nam Gil and Kim A Joong you are the best

  48. 48 : Marie Says:


  49. 49 : tigerb Says:

    it’s fantasy all the way, so enjoy!

  50. 50 : Cincacincaio Says:

    Highly recommended

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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..

  54. 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.


  55. 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 !

  56. 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….

  57. 57 : Bilu Says:

    Just watched this in 2020, very good drama. Recomended to watch 👍👍

  58. 58 : Shirohana Says:

    I missed this drama in 2017 and just finished watching it today and found it really interesting. It is a very touching and romantic story. I like the drama and worth watching it.
    Thank you to :
    Director: Hong Jong Chan
    ScriptWriter: Kim Eun Hee
    You picked the best main actor and actress to be in this drama
    Kim Nam Gil as Heo Im
    – Moon Woo Jin (문우진) as Heo Im (child)
    Shin Rin Ah as Yeon Yi
    They had great ability and emotional , care and devoted doctors in this drama…real good.

  59. 59 : Untari Travel Notes Says:

    the best kdrama with time travel, romantic and medical theme. Kim Nam Gil is very hilarious and i love this couple

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