Acupuncturist versus surgeon for Live Up to Your Name
More promos are up for tvN’s next Saturday-Sunday drama Live Up to Your Name, which is a combo of some of the best 2017 trends: a medical-sageuk-timeslip fusion drama. Kim Nam-gil (Shark) and Kim Ah-joong (Wanted) are headlining, and they are both playing medical professionals, albeit ones with completely different philosophies and from different time periods.
The poster above says: “Miraculous and talented him and her,” as they both hold up their respective tool of choice—a needle for Kim Nam-gil and a scalpel for Kim Ah-joong. The latest teaser shows both of them in their respective time periods on their way to work.
In old Joseon 400 years ago, Kim Nam-gil’s character runs through the palace gates, going to the Chinese medicine pharmacy. He announces himself to the people as Heo Im, and says he’ll do his best to treat the patients, and we see brief flashes of him working his needles masterfully. According to the second poster, the drama will show the story of what happens when he, Joseon’s best acupuncturist, meets Korea’s best surgeon, played by Kim Ah-joong.
Kim Ah-joong’s part of the teaser begins with her speeding down hospital corridors. When she arrives at the OR, she flings off her gown and says she’ll lead the surgery. Then we see her all prepped in a gown as the teaser ends. The recently released stills show various scenes of the drama, including Heo Im suddenly taking Kim Ah-joong’s pulse. I can almost feel the slap coming…
Live Up to Your Name will begin starting August 12, taking the timeslot recently vacated by Forest of Secrets.