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- Drama: Gentleman's Dignity (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Shinsaui Poomgyuk
- Hangul: 신사의 품격
- Director: Shin Woo-Cheol, Kwon Hyuk-Chan
- Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: May 26, 2012 - August 12, 2012
- Runtime: Saturdays & Sundays 22:00
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
"Gentleman's Dignity" depicts the romantic relationship between Kim Do-Jin (Jang Dong-Gun), an architect with a scathing tongue, and strict high school teacher Seo Yi-Soo (Kim Ha-Neul), who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games.
Kim Do-Jin (Jang Dong-Gun), Im Tae-San (Kim Su-Ro), Choi Yoon (Kim Min-Jong) and Lee Jung-Rok (Lee Jong-Hyuk) are four 40-year-old men, who have been friends since they were teenagers. Kim Do-Jin and Im Tae-San run a successful architecture company. Kim Do-Jin is brutally honest, confident and loves his work, but because of his personality is still single.
One day, while waiting for someone, he spots a woman standing outside the cafe. Kim Do-Jin feels something for her on first sight. The woman's name is Seo Yi-Soo (Kim Ha-Neul). She is a high school teacher and umpires amateur baseball games in her free time. The next moment, Seo Yi-Soo is gone.
On a sunny afternoon, Kim Do-Jin walks along the street. He bumps into a woman and a thread on her knitted skirt becomes stuck to his baf. The woman is the same woman Kim Do-Jin saw outside of the cafe. Seo Yi-Soo doesn't realize her skirt is being becoming unravelled until a large portion of skirt becomes undone. Seo Yi-Soo is now extremely embarrassed and quickly hops into a taxi cab. Before Kim Do-Jin can get her phone number, she is gone.
One evening, Kim Do-Jin goes out to buy something from the market. Two young men stop Kim Do-Jin and attempt to intimidate him into giving them money. At that time, Kim Do-Jin's friend Choi Yoon shows up and they all get into a fight. Later at the police station, Kim Do-Jin refuses to forgive the kids, which means the kids will get prosecuted. Meanwhile, Seo Yi-Soo receives a phone call from the police station that some of her students have gotten into trouble. Kim Do-Jin and Seo Yi-Soo cross paths again, but he leaves while she enters the police station. Seo Yi-Soo gets the victims phone number from the police officer and keeps leaving messages on is cellphone. She doesn't realize the victim is Kim Do-Jin.
The following day, Seo Yi-Soo umpires a baseball game among some friends. Those friends include Kim Do-Jin and his pals. After the game, Kim Do-Jin asks her if she recognizes him, but Seo Yi-Soo pretends she doesn't because she is still embarrassed about the skirt incident.
Finally, Seo Yi-Soo figures out that Kim Do-Jin is the man that was victimized by her students. She goes to see Kim Do-Jin at his office. There, Kim Do-Jin figures out that Seo Yi-Soo is in love with his good friend and business partner Im Tae-San, but his business partner is in love with Hong Se-Ra (Yoon Se-Ah) ... who is Seo Yi-Soo's best friend.
- "Gentleman's Dignity" takes over the SBS Saturdays & Sundays 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Foolish Mom" and followed by "Five Fingers" on August 18, 2012.
- Actor Jang Dong-Gun initially wavered on taking the lead role, with actors Kim Myung-Min and Joo Jin-Mo considered for the role in his place, but Jang Dong-Gun finally accepted.
- Actress Lee Na-Young was originally cast for the leading female role of Seo Yi-Soo, but dropped out after filming delays.
- Filming began April 7, 2012. First scene took place at a restaurant in Seocho-dong, Seoul. Kim Do-Jin (Jang Dong-Gun), Choi Yoon (Kim Min-Jong), Im Tae-San (Kim Su-Ro) and Lee Jung-Rok (Lee Jong-Hyuk) have gathered for brunch at the restaurant. The four characters graduated from the same high school and remain close friends.
- First shooting involving lead actress Kim Ha-Neul took place on April 8, 2012 at a high school in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul. Kim Ha-Neul plays Seo Yi-Soo, a strict high school teacher.
- Singer/actress Sooyoung from Kpop group "Girls' Generation" will make a cameo appearance in episode 5 of "Gentleman's Dignity." Filming for her scene took place on May 28, 2012 in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Her scene involves the four main male characters talking among themselves about Girls' Generation. Sooyoung then appears. Actor Kim Min-Jong knows Sooyoung personally and asked her to make the appearance.
- Singer/actor Jung Yong-Hwa from Kpop group "CN Blue" makes a cameo appearance in episode 13 of "Gentleman's Dignity." Filming for his scene took place on July 3, 2012 at an Italian restaurant in Ilsan, South Korea. Jung Yong-Hwa will perform as himself, but under the fictional premise that he is a former student of Seo Yi-Soo (Kim Ha-Neul).
- Ep.19 & 20 will not air at its original Saturday, July 28, 2012 & Sunday, July 29, 2012 10pm time slots due to the 2012 London Olympics. Ep.19 and Ep.20 will air two weeks later, on the weekend of August 11th-12th, 2012.
|Jang Dong-Gun||Kim Ha-Neul||Kim Su-Ro||Kim Min-Jong||Lee Jong-Hyuk|
|Kim Do-Jin||Seo Yi-Soo||Im Tae-San||Choi Yoon||Lee Jung-Rok|
|Yoon Se-Ah||Kim Jung-Nan||Yoon Jin-Yi||Lee Jong-Hyun|
|Hong Se-Ra||Park Min-Sook||Im Meari||Collin|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kim Woo-Bin - Kim Dong-Hyub
- Park Ah-In - Attorney Kang
- Yoon Joo-Man - Team leader Choi
- Park Joo-Mi - Kim Eun-Hee
- Nam Hyun-Joo - Teacher Park
- Ahn Jae-Min - Yoo Sung-Jae
- Min Jae-Sik - Mango Six Cafe manager
- Kim Yun-Seo - Kim Eun-Ji (ep.2,4,6)
- Sa-Hee - girl in the pub (ep.1)
- Ahn Hye-Kyeong - Choi Yoon's client (ep.2,10)
- Hye Jeong - Na Jong-Seok's daughter (ep.3)
- Choi Sung-Jo - Park Min-Sook's fitness trainer (ep.3)
- Kim Kwang-Kyu - High school teacher (ep.4)
- Sooyoung - Sooyoung from Girls' Generation (ep.5)
- Hwang Eun-Su - Hong Se-Ra's junior golfer (ep.9,12)
- Jung Yong-Hwa - Jung Yong-Hwa from CNBLUE (Seo Yi-Soo's former student) (ep.13)
- Juniel - street performer at Hongdae playground (ep. 13)
- Kim Sung-Oh - Private Kim (ep.15)
- Cha Hwa-Yeon - Seo Yi-Soo's mother (ep.16)
- Jang Joon-Yoo - woman on blind date (ep.16)
- Kim Dong-Gyun - Na Jong-Seok (cameo)
|2012-05-26||1||13.7% (2nd)||15.9% (2nd)||14.1% (2nd)||16% (2nd)|
|2012-05-27||2||12.1% (5th)||15.2% (4th)||12.8% (4th)||14.6% (4th)|
|2012-06-02||3||14.0% (3rd)||15.6% (3rd)||14.9% (2nd)||16.7% (2nd)|
|2012-06-03||4||14.8% (4th)||19.0% (4th)||14.8% (4th)||16.5% (4th)|
|2012-06-09||5||17.4% (2nd)||20.5% (2nd)||15.9% (2nd)||17% (2nd)|
|2012-06-10||6||16.5% (3rd)||20.3% (4th)||16.8% (3rd)||19.4% (3rd)|
|2012-06-16||7||18.7% (2nd)||22.6% (2nd)||17.1% (2nd)||18.6% (2nd)|
|2012-06-17||8||18.4% (3rd)||22.3% (3rd)||16.6% (3rd)||18.6% (3rd)|
|2012-06-23||9||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)|
- NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.
- 2012 SBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2012
- Best Actor (weekend / daily drama) (Jang Dong-Gun)
- Best Actress (weekend / daily drama) (Kim Ha-Neul)
- Excellent Actor (weekend / daily drama) (Kim Su-Ro)
- Best Netizen Award (Kim Ha-Neul)
- Ten Star Award (Jang Dong-Gun)
- Ten Star Award (Kim Ha-Neul)
- Best Couple Award (Kim Min-Jong & Yoon Jin-Yi)
- Special Actor (weekend / daily drama) (Kim Min-Jong)
- Special Actress (weekend / daily drama) (Kim Jeong-Nan)
- New Star Award (Yoon Jin-Yi)
- New Star Award (Lee Jong-Hyun)