A Gentleman’s Dignity

A Gentleman’s Dignity was my top favorite series this season.  The kdrama tells the tale of four men in their early 40s and the struggles they face in their love lives.  These men are the best of friends and, while they may be in their 40s, they can act like a bunch of immature teenagers (which adds to the humor of the show).  I’ll admit, even I was jealous of their friendship.

The show is hilarious.  It has you laughing out loud and smiling like a goofball throughout the entire series.  It’s heartwarming and highly entertaining.  The script/dialogue was very well written.  There were so many great lines, too many to remember anyway.  The best part is that the kdrama is not specifically geared toward a male audience or a female audience.   Both men and women will get a kick out of the show.

a gentlemans dignity

  • Title: A Gentleman’s Dignity /신사의 품격 / Shinsa-ui Poomgyuk
  • Also known as: A Gentleman’s Club / Gentlemen’s Class, Grace of Gentleman
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Synopsis: 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, has 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. —viki

Since there are four different love stories for four different men, the plot is a bit complicated to explain, especially since all the characters are somehow connected to one another.  I’ve decided to briefly brake down the plot according to character bios of the four ‘men’.  I’ll try not to give too much away.

Kim Do Jin

He’s an architect and the main protagonist of series.  He tries to chase after a woman he fell in love with at first sight (twice).  He just doesn’t realize it’s the same woman.

Im Tae San

He works in construction and is a working partner (Co-CEO) of Do Jin.  He’s struggling to make things work out with his girlfriend, a professional golf player, but she doesn’t seem interested in taking things further in their relationship.

Choi Yoon

He’s a lawyer and probably the most mature one out of the group.  He’s trying to get over his wife’s death and at the same time fend off advances from Tae San’s little sister, who always seemed like a kid sister to him.

Park Min Sook

He works/owns a café.  He’s the player of the group, always chasing after girls.  He’s already married, but lives off of his wife’s wealth.  He spends most of time running and hiding so that his wife doesn’t catch him trying to cheat on her. His story is simple in that he’s trying to keep his marriage from falling apart.

Excluding the four main female characters, there are other minor characters that make the show so much more entertaining.  I would mention stuff about them, but that might give too much away.  Instead, I’ll let you guys connect that dots, since that’s the fun part of watching this series anyway.  It works out nicely how they’re all connected to one another.

So do I recommend watching this series?  Absolutely, yes!  It’s just one of those shows that will cheer you up and put a smile on your face.  it’s even worth rewatching it.

My Rating: (4.5/5)

You can watch this series subbed on Viki (for North America) or on DramaCrazy.


~ by misunderst0od on August 16, 2012.

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