A Gentleman’s Dignity

Title: 신사의 품격 / Shinsa-ui Poomgyuk
Also known as: Gentlemen’s Class / Grace of Gentleman / Gentleman’s Classy
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-May-26 to 2012-Aug-12
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50
Original Soundtrack: Gentleman’s Dignity OST
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, an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae San is dating a cold-hearted woman but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon tries to heal his heart after losing his wife four years ago. Lee Jung Rok marries an older woman for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce.
Main Cast
Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin
Kim Ha Neul as Seo Yi Soo
Kim Soo Ro as Im Tae San
Kim Min Jong as Choi Yoon
Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok
Yoon Se Ah as Hong Se Ra
Kim Jung Nan as Park Min Sook
Yoon Jin Yi as Im Me Ah Ri
Lee Jong Hyun as Collin

Extended Cast
Kim Woo Bin as Kim Dong Hyub
Yoon Joo Man (윤주만) 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 (민재식) as Lee Jung Rok’s cafe manager
Kim Gun (김건) as Kim Gun (Hwa Dam’s employee)
Jo Hyun Kyu (조현규) as Hyung Kyu (Hwa Dam’s employee)
Lee Joon Hee (이준희) as Kwon (Hwa Dam’s employee)
Han Eun Sun (한은선) as Young Ran (Hwa Dam’s employee)
Kim Chang Sung (김창성) as Sang Hyun
Ahn Jae Min as Yoo Sung Jae
Lee Seung Taek (이승택) as Lee Seung Taek (bar’s manager)
Lee Yong Yi (이용이) as Lee Mi Kyung (Yoon’s late wife’s mother)
Kim Sun Hwa as President Director Song
Kim Yoon Seo as Kim Eun Ji

Cameo Appearances
Cha Hwa Yun as Seo Yi Soo’s mother (ep 16 & 19)
Ahn Hye Kyung as Choi Yoon’s client (ep 2 & 10)
Hwang Eun Soo (황은수) as Hong Se Ra’s junior golfer (ep 9 & 12)
Sa Hee as Kim Do Jin’s seducer in the bar (ep 1)
Choi Sung Jo as Min Sook’s fitness trainer (ep 3)
Kim Kwang Gyu as high school teacher of Do Jin, Tae San, Yoon, and Jung Rok (ep 4)
Choi Soo Young as herself – Soo Young of Girls’ Generation (ep 5)
Kim Dong Gyoon as Na Jong Suk (ep 11)
Jung Yong Hwa as himself – Jung Yong Hwa of CNBLUE and Yi Soo’s former student (ep 13)
Juniel (주니엘) as street performer at Hongdae playground (ep 13)
Kim Sung Oh as Private Kim / President Song’s son (ep 15)
Jang Joon Yoo as Tae San’s blind date girl (ep 16)
Hye Jung as daughter of Na Jong Suk (ep 3)
Bae Ji Hyun (배지현 from SBS ESPN) as reporter (ep 20)

Production Credits
Production Company: Hwa and Dam Pictures (화앤담픽쳐스)
Directors: Shin Woo Chul, Kwon Hyuk Chan
Camera Director: Hwang Min Shik (황민식)
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook
Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-05-26 01 13.7 (2nd) 15.9 (2nd) 14.1 (2nd) 16.0 (2nd)
2012-05-27 02 12.1 (5th) 15.2 (4th) 12.8 (4th) 14.6 (4th)
2012-06-02 03 14.0 (3rd) 15.6 (3rd) 14.9 (2nd) 16.7 (2nd)
2012-06-03 04 14.8 (4th) 19.0 (4th) 14.8 (4th) 16.5 (4th)
2012-06-09 05 17.4 (2nd) 20.5 (2nd) 15.9 (2nd) 17.0 (2nd)
2012-06-10 06 16.5 (3rd) 20.3 (4th) 16.8 (3rd) 19.4 (3rd)
2012-06-16 07 18.7 (2nd) 22.6 (2nd) 17.1 (2nd) 18.6 (2nd)
2012-06-17 08 18.4 (3rd) 22.3 (3rd) 16.6 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd)
2012-06-23 09 19.7 (2nd) 22.9 (2nd) 18.6 (2nd) 20.2 (2nd)
2012-06-24 10 19.8 (3rd) 22.0 (3rd) 20.3 (2nd) 21.9 (2nd)
2012-06-30 11 23.1 (2nd) 26.0 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd) 23.0 (2nd)
2012-07-01 12 23.1 (2nd) 26.3 (2nd) 20.3 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2012-07-07 13 21.9 (2nd) 26.0 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd) 23.4 (2nd)
2012-07-08 14 22.8 (2nd) 26.7 (2nd) 21.6 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2012-07-14 15 26.0 (2nd) 30.1 (2nd) 23.5 (2nd) 24.8 (2nd)
2012-07-15 16 26.0 (2nd) 29.6 (2nd) 23.7 (2nd) 25.3 (2nd)
2012-07-21 17 26.7 (2nd) 30.5 (2nd) 24.4 (2nd) 26.1 (2nd)
2012-07-22 18 21.8 (3rd) 25.3 (3rd) 24.4 (2nd) 26.0 (2nd)
2012-08-11 19 18.2 (4th) 20.4 (4th) 18.1 (4th) 19.3 (3rd)
2012-08-12 20 24.9 (2nd) 28.8 (2nd) 23.5 (3rd) 25.3 (2nd)
Average 20.0% 23.3% 19.3% 20.8%
2012-08-15 Special 6.4 7.5 5.7 (<9.8)
External Links


2012 SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor (Jang Dong Gun)
Top Excellence Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actress (Kim Ha Neul)
Excellence Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor (Kim Soo Ro)
Special Acting Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor (Kim Min Jong)
Special Acting Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor(Lee Jong Hyuk)
Special Acting Award for Weekend/Serial Drama, Actress (Kim Jung Nan)
Top 10 Stars Award (Jang Dong Gun)
Top 10 Stars Award (Kim Ha Neul)
Viewer Popularity Award (Kim Ha Neul)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Kim Eun Sook)
Best Couple Award (Kim Min Jong and Yoon Jin Yi)
New Star Award (Yoon Jin Yi)
New Star Award (Lee Jong Hyun)

2012 Grime Awards
Best New Cinematographer (Hwang Min Shik)

2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards
Female Acting Award (Kim Jung Nan)
Rising Star Award (Yoon Jin Yi)

2012 5th Korea Drama Awards
Best New Actress (Yoon Jin Yi)

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