41st #koreandrama #kdrama for 2017
Title: #liveuptoyourname #명불허전 a.k.a #deservingofthename
Network: #tvn #토일드라마
Genre: #medical #fantasy #historical #romance #comedy
Original Airdate: August 12, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Cast: #김남길 #김아중 #유민규 #문가영 #kimnamgil #kimahjoong #yoominkyu #moongayoung
Synopsis (via koreandrama.org): 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. *** Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo is about Heo Im (Kim Nam Gil), the most famous acupuncturist in Joseon. Each patient who comes to his clinic, Haeminseo wants to be treated by only him. At day he attends to his the patients but strictly stops when the time strikes six. At night, he secretly treats high officials in exchange for money and other jewelries and spends it having good time with drinks and gisaengs.
One day he was tasked to treat the King. On his way to the palace, a father brought his dying daughter to him but he refused to treat her, instead promises her that he will be back to treat her. At the palace, as he was treating the King, his dominant hand suddenly trembles, makes a mistake and was ordered to be killed. He was shot by an arrow while he was on the run and fell on a river. When he woke up, he was in modern day Seoul. There, he met cardio-thoracic surgeon Choi Yeon Kyung (Kim Ah Joong) who despise acupuncture a lot and only believes in modern science. They continue to butt heads until Yeon Kyung find herself magically transported to Joseon as well.
The time-travel in this drama is a fresh idea to me. It's the first time I remember both of the leads traveling instead of only one. The main reason for our lead's time-travel is not to change things but to achieve self-realization which helped them become honorable doctors in their respective fields.