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: A Gentleman’s Dignity OST
  • Gmtn96’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Watch online on viki.com in any language subtitle by the The Gentleman’s Club Team
  • Watch Online on dramafever, hulu


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.–viki


Main Cast
Extended Cast
Special Appearances

Production Credits


2013 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards
  • Best OST: “My Love” (A Gentleman’s Dignity OST Part 5) by Lee Jong Hyun
2012 SBS Drama Awards
2012 Grime Awards
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
2012 1st Daejoon Drama Festival – K-Drama Star Awards
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards

Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
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)

Source: TNS Media Korea& AGB Nielson

  • NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.


  1. “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.
  2. 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.
  3. Actress Lee Na-Young was originally cast for the leading female role of Seo Yi-Soo, but dropped out after filming delays.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.


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Sources: koreandrama.org, wiki.d-addicts, asianwiki.com


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