Title : A Gentleman’s Dignity
Genre : romance, comedy
Episode : 20
Director : Shin Woo Chul
Scriptwriter : Kim Eun Sook (Secret Garden, Lovers In Paris)
Broadcast station : SBS, every Saturday & Sunday 21:50
Broadcast time : 2012-May-26 to 2012-Aug-12


A drama about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure.

Kim Do Jin (Jang Dong Gun), an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo (Kim Ha Neul), who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae San (Kim Soo Ro) is dating a cold-hearted woman (Yoon Se Ah) but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon (Kim Min Jong) tries to heal his heart after losing his wife four years ago. Lee Jung Rok (Lee Jong Hyuk) marries an older woman (Kim Jung Nan) for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce

Character Description

Kim Do Jin

Kim Do Jin, known for his spiteful tongue, is the Chief Architect and CEO of an architecture company. He has everything, with a perfect face and body. Also known for his ability in stealing women’s hearts, Seo Jae Myung enjoys getting attention from women, which explains why he has been a natural born single. The reason him being single is that he doesn’t like to share his income with his (future) wife and children.

80% of his conversation contains “stinging tongue or incendiary vicious tongue” and 20% contains “pointing out mistakes and correcting people”. Since he majored in engineering, he is addicted to analysis and statistics. He likes to figure out reason and cause and believes that he can computes the feeling of human being. But in the end he meets a woman whom he can’t really figure out.

Seo Yi Soo

36 years old Seo Yi Soo is an ethics teacher in high school and she is also an umpire for an amateur adult baseball team. She is not that strict but is firm and charismatic. Also, Seo Yi Soo isn’t exactly rough or mean, but she is stern and determined. She teaches her students passionately on how to respect the dignity of human beings, to upholds etiquette towards people and how to love each other. For about 3 years, she has loved Im Tae San who is in the same baseball team, but it was one-sided. Unfortunately her one-sided love is unleashed by Kim Do Jin. So she gets nervous by that.

Im Tae San

Pure-minded and macho man Im Tae San. He is the co-CEO of the architecture company and also an architect. He has a sexy body as well as a brilliant brain. He acts before he thinks and never regrets whatever results he gets. He is a cool yet hot and pure-minded macho guy. He has been in a relationship with cold hearted woman Sae Ra who is a friend of Yi Soo. But one day he heard that Yi Soo likes him.

Choi Yoon

A romantic doctor Choi Yoon – a lawyer. He is the only person who acts and thinks maturely among his friends. 24 years old Im Me A Ri who is a sister of his friend (Im Tae San) has a crush on him. He starts to have feeling for her too.

Lee Jung Rok

Owner of a coffee shop. He used to be popular among girls when he was young, even being called “Apgujeong’s Orange Jok and Kingka”. Once he got older and no longer popular, he married a rich noona and became the president of a coffee shop. After his marriage he still enjoys alcohol, girls and gambling so his wife Min Sook wanted to file a divorce. But the problem is, he should transfer his coffee shop back to her after their divorce.

Park Min Sook

Park Min Sook is a 44 years old career woman and works in real estate and leasing service. She looks 10 years younger than her age and is beautiful, intelligent and rich with high education. She thinks that money works for everything. But money doesn’t solve for her problems like her husband’s love affair and that they have no child since marriage.

Hong Se Ra

Hong See Ra is a 36 years old pro golfer and cold hearted woman and a girl friend of Im Tae San. She won her first golf tournament in the age of 21.

Im Me A Ri

Im Me A Ri  is 24 years old . She used to be a fat girl and never succeeds in love. She flew to New York with size 88 and came back to Korea with size 44. She wanted to revenge her bitter first love to Choi Yoon. But she has strange feeling to him all of sudden.


He is a 19-year-old mysterious boy. He’s born in America, eats American foods and thinks like an American. He felt betrayed by his stepfather who got married again and ran away from home to look for his real father in Korea. “One of you guys IS my father,” he said to the 4 gentlemen and lives together with them.

His weapon of charms is his purity and his tactic is smile. He is tricky, unexpected and is a 4-dimensional boy who controls the 4 gentlemen’s lives.

Credit : VIKI

Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin
Kim Min Jong as Choi Yoon
Kim Ha Neul as Seo Yi Soo
Kim Soo Ro as Im Tae San
Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok
Yoon Se Ah as Hong Se Ra
Kim Jung Nan as Kim Mi Sook
Lee Jong Hyun as Colin

Kim Woo Bin as Kim Dong Hyub (Yi Soo’s student)
Yoon Joo Man as Team leader Choi
Park Ah In as Lawyer Kang
Nam Hyun Joo as Teacher Park Hyun Joo
Park Joo Mi as Kim Eun Hee (Collin’s mother)
Min Jae Sik  as Lee Jung Rok’s cafe manager
Ahn Jae Min  as Yoo Sung Jae
Kim Geon  as Kim Geon (Hwa Dam Architecture employee)
Jo Hyun Kyu as Hyung Kyu (Hwa Dam Architecture employee)
Lee Joon Hee  as Gwon (Hwa Dam Architecture employee)
Lee Yong Ih  as Lee Mi Kyoung (Yoon’s late wife’s mother)

Cha Hwa Yun as Seo Yi Soo’s mother (cameo, ep 16,19)
Kim Yoon Seo as Kim Eun Ji (cameo, ep 2,4,6)
Ahn Hye Kyung as Choi Yoon’s client (cameo, ep 2,10)
Sa Hee as Kim Do Jin’s seducer in the bar (cameo, ep 1)
Choi Sung Jo as Min Sook’s fitness trainer (cameo, ep 3)
Kim Kwang Gyu as high school teacher of Do Jin, Tae San, Yoon, and Jung Rok (cameo, ep 4)
Choi Soo Young as herself – Soo Young of Girls’ Generation (cameo, ep 5)
Kim Dong Gyoon as Na Jong Seok (cameo, ep 11)
Jung Yong Hwa as himself – Jung Yong Hwa of CNBLUE (Yi Soo’s former student) (cameo, ep 13)
Juniel as street performer at Hongdae playground (cameo, ep 13)
Kim Sung Oh as Private Kim / President Song’s son (cameo, ep 15)
Jang Joon Yoo  as Tae San’s blind date girl (cameo, ep 16)
Hye Jung  as daughter of Na Jong Seok (cameo ep 3)
SBS ESPN Announcer Bae Ji Hyun  as herself (cameo, ep 20)

Official Site

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  • This is Jang Dong Gun’s comeback drama in 12 years after super hit drama All About Eve in 2000 with Chae Rim, Kim So Yeon and Han Jae Suk.
  • Lee Na Young was cast as the leading lady Seo Yi Soo but dropped it

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episode date AGB TNS
1 2012/5/26 14.1 13.7
2 2012/5/27 12.8 12.1
3 2012/6/2 14.9 14.0
4 2012/6/3 14.8 14.8
5 2012/6/9 15.9 17.4
6 2012/6/10 16.8 16.5
7 2012/6/16 17.1 18.7
8 2012/6/17 16.6 18.4
9 2012/6/23 18.6 19.7
10 2012/6/24 20.3 19.8
episode date AGB TNS
11 2012/6/30 22.0 23.1
12 2012/7/1 20.3 23.1
13 2012/7/7 22.0 21.9
14 2012/7/8 21.6 22.8
15 2012/7/14 23.5 26.0
16 2012/7/15 23.7 26.0
17 2012/7/21 24.4 26.7
18 2012/7/22 24.4 21.8
19 2012/8/11 18.1 18.2
20end 2012/8/12 23.5 24.9
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