A Gentleman's Dignity Hangul: The series marked Jang Dong-gun's return to television after twelve years. A Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup Dignity is about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It tells the story of four men in their forties who have been friends since they were eighteen, as they go through love, breakup, success and failure.
Kim Do-jin is a confident playboy who meets Seo Yi-soo and falls for her.
To his surprise, she doesn't give him the time of day and he discovers that she has a crush on his best friend Im Tae-san.
He begins a one-sided love for the first time in his life and tries to win her heart. Im Tae-san starts dating Yi-soo's roommate, Hong Se-ra, but troubles arise when Yi-soo's crush is revealed and when Se-ra tells him she doesn't want to get married.
Choi Yoon is a lawyer who is still recovering from his wife's death four years ago but begins to have feelings for Tae-san's much younger sister, Im Meari. Meari has always had a crush on Yoon.
However, Yoon refuses to give into his feelings and jeopardize his friendship with Tae-san. Lee Jung-rok is married to a rich woman, Park Min-sook, but constantly flirts with other women which causes problems and trust issues in their marriage. Meanwhile, a teenager named Colin comes to Korea looking for the four men and claims one of them is his biological father.
A unique feature of this drama is at the beginning of every episode, a prologue or cold open is shown. The prologues involve anecdotes about Do-jin, Tae-san, Yoon and Jung-rok's friendship through the years, and they carry a humorous tone with the exception of episode 16's.
The prologues are not related narratively to the previous Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup ending or the present storyline, however they underline each episode's theme.
The four guys' primary motive to attend the funeral is just to see the pharmacist's wife and her friends, who are ex-models. However, before they could pay their respects, a woman holding the pharmacist's illegitimate son arrives and a fight breaks out at the funeral So the four guys split what they need to do. The four guys are gossiping about their friend, when Do-jin said they're at an age where they don't even know if someone likes them.
As they're chatting, they see a woman wearing a very short mini-skirt, so Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup eyes are drawn to her.
The woman bends down to pick something up, and the guys all lower their heads as well trying to look up her skirt. While at a club, the four guys spot a pretty young woman and through a waiter book her for their room.
They lie to her about their age, saying that they're 31 "oppas" instead of 41 years old "ajusshis". Then Tae-san says she looks like one of their ex-classmates, and the girl says that he's her father!
The four guys run away from the room. Flashback to the four guys in high school, when Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup apparently get caught for watching adult movies, and the discipline master wants to meet their parents. At the field, each vows to admit that he's the mastermind, and promises that they'll all get punished together.
However, when in front of their teacher, Jung-rok admits it, but Tae-san, Yoon and Do-jin all point to Jung-rok saying he did it.
So in the end, only Jung-rok gets hit. There's a bit of an Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup joke in the scene. The teacher is portrayed by Kim Kwang-kyuthe same actor who played Jang Dong-gun's teacher in the movie Friend. When the teacher keeps commenting that he looks familiar, and asks if he's from Busan and whether his father is an undertaker, those are all references to Friend.
While in Jung-rok's cafe, the four guys are seemingly talking about economic issues, but the topic is actually the K-pop girl group Girls' Generation SNSD. But Yoon says they should care about their country as much as they care for those girls, giving the impression that Yoon isn't interested in SNSD.
Suddenly, while he's talking, Jung-rok sees Sooyoungand Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup other two goes gaga over her too.
Tae-san wants to ask Yoon to Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup Sooyoung's autograph for him, but before he finishes his sentence, Yoon has already disappeared Yoon asks for her autograph, and even starts dancing to some of SNSD's songs.
The other three guys are left stunned. The four guys are playing billiards, and decide that whichever team loses will have to pay for the sashimi they'll eat later. Do-jin and Jung-rok are on one team, Tae-san and Yoon on the other team. As the game continues, they take it more and more seriously.
Do-jin even leaves the shop forgetting to change out of his slippers. The night before Jung-rok's wedding, the other three guys go to Min-sook's house to give the marriage chest.
Three women come out, wearing expensive jewelry. Yoon starts singing and the other two guys dance. The next day, at the wedding, Jung-rok is all smiles, but Min-sook looks angry.
The reason is that the groom's female friends are younger and prettier than the bride's. The three guys standing in the second row are thrilled to see the pretty girls in front of them.
Do-jin narrates, "Everyone else is happy, except the two who are getting married. Set during their college days, the four guys go on a group date with three girls. The girls are either too ugly or too fat, so the guys aren't interested in them and try to find ways to turn them off. Jung-rok brags that he's Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup last in school, Yoon acts like a mama's boy, Tae-san pretends to have a muscular disease and can't stop moving his hand, and Do-jin talks with a lisp.
Suddenly the fourth girl arrives and she's so pretty that all four guys fall for her. She is Kim Eun-hee, the four guys' first love. After they each finish taking a shower, Jung-rok appears in the bathroom with a complete set of facial cream, toner etc.
Yoon and Tae-san mock him, saying how can a guy care so much about his looks. Then Do-jin enters, and as Tae-san and Yoon tell him about Jung-rok, he quickly hides his eyebrow razor blade behind his back. But the guys catch him anyway, and Jung-rok ends up asking Do-jin where Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup bought the pink set.
As they're playing, they ignore phone calls from Min-sook and Se-ra since they're too busy "burning tanks" to answer. Shortly after, Jung-rok gets a call from his cafe and Do-jin tells him to answer as it would be ridiculous to go out of business while playing games. The employee says that actress Jun Ji-hyun is at the cafe; the four guys are surprised but continue playing, with Jung-rok telling his employee to hook up Jeon with coupons.
Then a few seconds later, the same employee calls again to tell Jung-rok that expert StarCraft player Lim Yo-hwan is with Jeon. Upon hearing that, the four guys spring out of their seats immediately and rush to the cafe in a taxi, when the place is just a 5-minute walk away. The scene starts with the four guys at a park, deciding who should build the tent. Then when they wanted to start their picnic, they realized that all of them brought only alcohol, no one brought food. So Jung-rok said he'll Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup some alcohol with the girls camping near them, who have lots of food.
However, the girls said they've already traded with the other guys playing basketball. So the four guys decide to play a game with the youngsters, with Do-jin saying Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup youngsters will be embarrassed because of his good skills. The game starts, the four guys make a lot of mistakes, they're out of breath They lost all the liquor they brought with them.
They then asked Do-jin when was the last time he played basketball, and he said his last victory was 18 years ago in a pop culture reference to actor Jang Dong-gun 's hit basketball drama The Last Match. As suggested by Yoon, the four of them decide that Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup should quit smoking.
However without their cigarettes, they can't concentrate on anything they do, so they decided to find a thing to focus on. Tae-san goes to the gym, but ends up smelling the guy beside him because the guy just finished smoking; Yoon eats sweet stuff like waffle sticks and lollipop, Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup ends up treating the waffle stick as a cigarette; Jung-rok chooses the NC method; Do-jin grows plants, but ends up plucking all the leaves from the plants and crushing Kang ha neul kim ji won hookup in a pot, with a 'cigarette' in his mouth.
The process did not go smoothly, but they do end up quitting smoking. Scenes show each of them breaking up with their girlfriends, and whenever one does, the other three will be saying, "Hey! You forgot one woman with another woman!