Man From the Equator

Man From the Equator / The Equator Man

Man From the Equator

Drama Title: Man From the Equator
Korean Title: 적도의 남자
Romanization: Jeokdoeui Namja
Also Known As: The Equator Man
Chinese Name: 赤道的男人
Japanese Name: 赤道の男
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 21 March 2012 – 24 May 2012
Language: Korean
Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 9:55 PM

Preceded By: Just An Ordinary Love Story
Followed By:

Plot Summary

Man From the Equator tells the story of two men who are burning with passion and desire who fight against their destiny.


Jang-il, the smartest of the school, and Seon-wu, the strongest kid in Yeosu, are inseparable high school best friends. Influenced by Jang-il, Seon-wu starts studying and working hard towards his dream. However, all of a sudden, Seon-wu’s guardian, Kyung-pil, dies a mysterious death and Seon-wu becomes blind while investigating on the case. Su-mi witnesses the scene that Jang-il attacks Seon-wu but remains silent on it and waits for the right moment. Ji-won, who is a volunteer reader for visually impaired people, meets Seon-wu by chance and they fall in love. Despite his strong feelings for Ji-won, however, Seon-wu breaks up with Ji-won so she can have a better life. 13 years have passed. Jang-il becomes a special prosecutor. Seon-wu becomes a young CEO of Royal Tree, an investment trust company. Ji-won works as a VIP party planner at a five-star hotel. And Sumi becomes a hyperrealism painter. They all have gone their separate ways. However, the fate draws them back together.


Uhm Tae Woong (엄태웅) as Kim Sun Woo (김선우)
Lee Bo Young (이보영) as Han Ji Won (한지원)
Lee Joon Hyuk (이준혁) as Lee Jang Il (이장일)
Im Jung Eun (임정은) as Choi Soo Mi (최수미)
Kim Young Chul (김영철) as Jin No Sik
Lee Won Jong (이원종) as Lee Yong Bae
Lee Jae Yong (이재용) as Choi Kwang Chun
Lee Dae Yeon as Kim Kyung Pil
Cha Hwa Yeon as Ma Hee Jung
Lee Seung Hyeong as No Sik’s secretary Cha
Jeong Ho Bin as Moon Tae Joo
Park Hyo Jun as Geumjool
Kim Soo Hyun as Mr. Koon
Kang Ji Seob as Prosecutor Choi Yoon Suk
Kim Hye Eun as Park Yoon Joo
Lee Chan Ho as Geumjool (teen)
Lee Hyun Woo (이현우) as Young Kim Sun Woo (어린 김선우)
Im Si Wan (시완) as Young Lee Jang Il (어린 이장일)
Park Se Young (박세영) as Young Choi Soo Mi (어린 최수미)
Kyung Soo Jin as Young Han Ji Won

Production Credits

Director: Kim Yong Soo (김용수)
Screenwriter: Kim In Young (김인영)

Synopsis by Summary

Viewership Ratings (Ranking)

Date Episode Nationwide (TNS) Seoul (TNS) Nationwide (AGB) Seoul (AGB)
21 March 2012 1 7.9 8.7 7.7 8.2
22 March 2012 2 8.3 9.1 (20th) 8.1 (20th) 8.7
28 March 2012 3 8.7 (19th) 9.0 (16th) 8.1 8.5
29 March 2012 4 8.9 (20th) 9.5 (20th) 8.5 (20th) 8.9 (19th)
4 April 2012 5 11.4 (11th) 12.6 (6th) 10.2 (13th) 10.7 (11th)
5 April 2012 6 9.6 (16th) 11.1 (11th) 10.2 (15th) 10.5 (13th)
11 April 2012 7 13.1 (4th) 15.8 (2nd) 14.3 (2nd) 15.4 (2nd)
12 April 2012 8 11.7 (14th) 13.4 (9th) 10.8 (15th) 11.2 (14th)
18 April 2012 9 12.1 (5th) 13.4 (5th) 12.0 (5th) 12.6 (5th)
19 April 2012 10 13.3 (8th) 14.7 (5th) 13.0 (6th) 13.9 (6th)
25 April 2012 11 15.6 (4th) 16.7 (4th) 15.0 (4th) 15.7 (4th)
26 April 2012 12 13.6 (6th) 15.7 (2nd) 15.2 (4th) 16.1 (3rd)
2 May 2012 13 13.4 (4th) 15.0 (3rd) 14.7 (4th) 15.3 (4th)
3 May 2012 14 13.1 (4th) 14.6 (4th) 13.9 (5th) 14.9 (5th)
9 May 2012 15 12.5 (4th) 15.5 (3rd) 14.6 (3rd) 16.0 (2nd)
10 May 2012 16 12.9 (4th) 14.5 (3rd) 14.2 (4th) 15.5 (3rd)
16 May 2012 17 13.5 (5th) 15.4 (2nd) 15.1 (2nd) 15.3 (2nd)
17 May 2012 18 13.6 (6th) 16.4 (4th) 14.2 (5th) 14.9 (5th)
23 May 2012 19 12.8 (4th) 14.8 (5th) 14.3 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd)
24 May 2012 20 13.8 (5th) 16.3 (3rd) 14.1 (5th) 15.1 (4th)

Source: AGB Nielson and TNmS


  • Is known as the male version of Women of The Sun, and is the comeback project of famous screenwriter Kim In Young since the 2008’s Women of the Sun.
  • The drama was originally scheduled to debut its broadcast on March 14th, 2012, but was delayed due to the postponement of The Moon Embracing the Sun.

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