If historical time travel drama shows excite you a lot, then it is better to watch Live Up to Your Name. The South Korean television show aired for the first time in 2017. It revolves around a medical scientist named Heo Im. He belongs to the Joseon Dynasty. The role is essayed by Korean actor Kim Nam-Gil.
When Heo Im comes to Seoul in modern times, he comes in contact with Choi Yeon-Kyung (role played by actress Kim Ah-Joong). Live Up to Your Name marks the return of actor Kim Nam-gil after a 4-year hiatus to the television screen. The historical drama aired in 2017 from 12th August to 1st October at 21:00 (Korean Standard Time).
According to Nielsen paid platform 6.907% of the nationwide audience share was the record figure of the final episode of Live Up to Your Name. In the history of Korean television, it became one of the highest-rated television shows. Now after the completion of the first season, viewers are expecting the release of the second season. So let us find out when it is going to hit the screens.
|TV Series:||Live Up to Your Name|
|Genre:||Fantasy, Medical drama, Historical period drama, & Romance comedy|
|Created by:||Studio Dragon|
|Star cast:||Kim Nam-gil & Kim Ah-joong|
|Place Of Origin:||South Korea|
|Created by:||Studio Dragon|
|Number of seasons:||1|
|Number of episodes:||16|
The story of Live Up to Your Name revolves around a doctor named Heo Im from the Joseon dynasty who is an expert in traditional Korean medicine. He has done specialization in acupuncture. To earn a livelihood, he used to visit the clinic during day hours treating poor people. And in the night, he paid visits to highly-ranked officials and nobles.
Witnessing the popularity of Heo Im for his medicinal skills, he is appointed for the treatment of migraines of the King. Unfortunately, he makes a blunder in liking the anxious condition of the king, after which he was charged for betrayal and was to be imprisoned. But Heo Im had no interest in being put behind the bars, so he dodges the soldiers to escape by running.
The king’s soldiers also chased him and shot an arrow at him when he came nearby to a river, resulting in his supposed death. But he did not die and soon discovered himself in contemporary Seoul in South Korea. He later realizes that he had traveled time. Being lost and perplexed, Heo Im meets Choi Yeon-Kyung, who is also specialized in the medical field. She is a cardiothoracic surgeon employed at Shinhae Hospital. And this starts unimaginable connectivity between time and space.
Briefing about the main and supporting cast
If the story of Live Up to Your Name seems intriguing to you, then why not have a brief overview of the leading and supporting actors of this Korean series.
Born in 1980 on 13th March, Kim Nam-Gil is a talented actor from South Korea. He plays the leading character, Heo Im, in the historical-fantasy drama Live Up to Your Name. His character is shown as a Josean doctor skilled with acupuncture. Other than acting, Kim Nam-Gil holds other key qualities of a director, philanthropist, producer, and singer.
The South Korean actor is even the founder of an NGO named Gilstory. Talking about his entertainment profile, he is known for films like Pandora, Memoir of a Murderer, The Pirates, and television series like The Fiery Priest and Queen Seondeok. He did a breakthrough role of Bidam in the latter period drama. His other films include Low Life, Portrait of a Beauty, Hello Mom, No Regret, The Sound of a Flower, The Shameless, Lovers Vanished, Handphone, and The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale.
Kim Ah-Joong is a popular actress from South Korea. She was born in 1982 on 16th October. She plays the cardiothoracic surgeon in the romantic historical period drama Live Up to Your Name. Joong is not only proficient in the acting field. The Korean actress has shown her prowess in modeling and singing.
She gained much fame with her leading role in 200 Pounds Beauty. It was a romantic comedy film. Joong has made other appearances in films like When Romance Meets Destiny, My PS Partner, The King, Foxy Festival, Catch Me, and The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos. Joong also starred in other TV series including The Accidental Couple, Punch, Emperor of the Sea, Sign, and the upcoming 2022 release Grid.
Kim Joong has been the recipient of several awards for her films including When Romance Meets Destiny, 200 Pounds Beauty, The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos, and nominations for other films including The Accidental Couple, Sign, Punch, Wanted, and also for Live Up To Your Name.
The beautiful South Korean actress is in the supporting cast of Live Up to Your Name. She plays the character of Dongmakgae. Moon Ga-young was born in 1996 on 10th July in Germany. The Korean actress is known for her films like Heartstrings, Don’t Dare to Dream, EXO Next Door, Mirror of the Witch, True Beauty, and The Merchant: Gaekju 2015.
Her other films include To Sir with Love, Do You See Seoul, Killer Toon, and Shadows in the Palace. Moon has also appeared in several television series including Fallen Angel Jenny, Witch Yoo Hee, Ja Myung Go, Who Are You, Delicious Love, Tempted, Recipe For Youth, and the upcoming 2022 release Link: Eat, Love, Kill.
Moon has been nominated and honored with Asia Artist Awards, KBS Drama Awards, and MBC Drama Awards for her excellence in films and TV series. In 2021, Moon Ga-young became the ambassador of the 23rd Seoul International Women’s Film Festival.
When to expect the second season of Live Up to Your Name?
Like most South Korean TV series, Live Up to Your Name has been successful in gaining applause from the viewers. Now after the end of the first season, there is an expectation of the second season of this historical, medical, romantic, and fantasy drama. But as of now no official confirmation and news about its release have come yet. Now since the year 2021 is close to its end, hence we can expect its release by 2022.