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Title: 적도의 남자 / The Equator Man
Chinese Title: 来自赤道的男人
Also Known as: Man From the Equator
Genre: melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2012-March-21 to 2012-May-24
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


A typical mellow story about two men with boiling passion who fight against their destiny.

Kim Sun Woo (Uhm Tae Woong) was sent to the orphanage after his father was killed. His childhood best friend Lee Jang Il (Lee Joon Hyuk) was born in a poor family but eventually works his way up and became a prosecutor. However, his thirst for success leads him to betray Sun Woo. Confronting his intense, Sun Woo turns himself into a successful businessman.

This drama also known as the male version of Women of the Sun


Uhm Tae Woong as Kim Sun Woo
Lee Hyun Woo as Kim Sun Woo (teen)
Lee Joon Hyuk as Lee Jang Il
Si Wan as Lee Jang Il (teen)
Lee Bo Young as Han Ji Woon
Kyung Soo Jin as as Han Ji Woon (teen)
Im Jung Eun as Choi Soo Mi
Park Se Young as Choi Soo Mi (teen)
Kim Young Chul as Jin No Sik
Cha Hwa Yun as Ma Hee Jung
Lee Dae Yun as Kim Kyung Pil
Lee Won Jong as Lee Yong Bae
Lee Jae Yong as Choi Kwang Chun
Lee Seung Hyung as No Sik’s secretary Cha
Jung Ho Bin as Moon Tae Joo
Park Hyo Joon as Geumjool
Lee Chan Ho as Geumjool (teen)
Kim Soo Hyun (1978) as Mr. Koon
Kang Ji Sub as Prosecutor Choi Yoon Suk
Kim Hye Eun as Park Yoon Joo
Bae Seul Gi as Park Yoon Joo (young)
Park Jin Soo as Shin Jung Min

Production Credits

Director: Kim Yong Soo
Screenwriter: Kim In Young


Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16 (Not Available)
Episode 17
Episode 18 (Not Available)
Episode 19
Episode 20 (Not Available)

Episode Ratings (TNmS Media Korea)

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2012-03-21 1 7.9 8.7
2012-03-22 2 8.1 9.1 (20th)
2012-03-28 3 8.7 (19th) 9.0 (16th)
2012-03-29 4 8.9 (20th) 9.5 (20th)
2012-04-04 5 11.4 (11th) 12.6 (6th)
2012-04-05 6 9.6 (16th) 11.1 (11th)
2012-04-11 7 13.1 (4th) 15.8 (2nd)
2012-04-12 8 11.7 (14th) 13.4 (9th)
2012-04-18 9 12.1 (5th) 13.4 (5th)
2012-04-19 10 13.3 (8th) 14.7 (5th)
2012-04-25 11 15.6 (4th) 16.7 (4th)
2012-04-26 12 13.6 (6th) 15.7 (2nd)
2012-05-02 13 13.4 (4th) 15.0 (3rd)
2012-05-03 14 13.1 (4th) 14.6 (4th)
2012-05-09 15 12.5 (4th) 15.5 (3rd)
2012-05-10 16 12.9 (4th) 14.5 (3rd)
2012-05-16 17 13.5 (5th) 15.4 (2nd)
2012-05-17 18 13.6 (6th) 16.4 (4th)
2012-05-23 19 12.8 (4th) 14.8 (5th)
2012-05-24 20 13.8 (5th) 16.3 (3rd)

Episode Ratings (AGB Nielson)

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2012-03-21 1 7.7 8.2
2012-03-22 2 8.1 (20th) 8.7
2012-03-28 3 8.1 8.5
2012-03-29 4 8.5 (20th) 8.9 (19th)
2012-04-04 5 10.2 (13th) 10.7 (11th)
2012-04-05 6 10.2 (15th) 10.5 (13th)
2012-04-11 7 14.3 (2nd) 15.4 (2nd)
2012-04-12 8 10.8 (15th) 11.2 (14th)
2012-04-18 9 12.0 (5th) 12.6 (5th)
2012-04-19 10 13.0 (6th) 13.9 (6th)
2012-04-25 11 15.0 (4th) 15.7 (4th)
2012-04-26 12 15.2 (4th) 16.1 (3rd)
2012-05-02 13 14.7 (4th) 15.3 (4th)
2012-05-03 14 13.9 (5th) 14.9 (5th)
2012-05-09 15 14.6 (3rd) 16.0 (2nd)
2012-05-10 16 14.2 (4th) 15.5 (3rd)
2012-05-16 17 15.1 (2nd) 15.3 (2nd)
2012-05-17 18 14.2 (5th) 14.9 (5th)
2012-05-23 19 14.3 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd)
2012-05-24 20 14.1 (4th) 15.1 (4th)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


– This KBS2 drama previously set to air on 14/March/2012 but delay to 21/March/2012 due to the delay of The King 2hearts (MBC) and Rooftop Prince (SBS). These three dramas will start on same day and same time. (Source)


2012 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Awards (Medium Series): Uhm Tae Woong (The Equator Man)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress Awards (Medium Series): Lee Bo Young (The Equator Man)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Producer Awards, Uhm Tae Woong (The Equator Man)


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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III & Trailer IV

5 Minutes Highlight

Watch Online in Viki.com

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

166 Responses to “The Equator Man @ Man From the Equator”

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  1. 151
    MieonQ Says:

    It’s a great drama. really miss their friendship in their youth.

  2. 152
    LB Says:

    good drama 🙂

  3. 153
    Badkitty0011 Says:

    watch the first ep and was hooked right away really good drama

  4. 154
    drama@dictYY Says:

    love this drama♥
    make me cry too much T^T
    but very impressed
    love hyunwoo & siwan
    they acts very well among many expert acters :))

  5. 155
    Lorem Says:

    I watched 7 eps and gave up, for now at least. I may return to it another day. The acting is not so good and the director is brain-dead. Sorry director-neem, I conceed there maybe legitimate reasons for the cookie-cutter approach. Why these kdrama cinematographer/directors insist on using a staple of camera methods/effects without properly learning their purpose, the mind boggles. These cookie-cutter methods can detract the viewer about as much as over the top special fx, inappropriate soundtrack and bad acting.

    The only thing that gives me hope is the ratings look okay. Oh yea, and Bo Young, for this viewer at least, mitigates all faults in the production..hehe.

  6. 156
    HyeRim Says:

    Lee Hyun Woo has shown his class of acting in this drama. Good works!

  7. 157
    Hanako Says:

    It is a superb movie to me. But it is funny it was not awarded. Sun Woo is someone who is unfortunate involved with a friend who is a traitor and nearly a murderer. The father being stupid and killed his father and all because of Sun Woo’s real father Jin. In a way it is a movie of revenge but he is too forgiving and even can forgive a friend who nearly killed him but he was blind because of his friend too. Fate made him survive and succeeded by his adopted father’s friend. There are many people who are like Lee Jang Il in this world backstabbing, cold hearted, hatred, jealousy..very common in the world today so this is a good movie and a good lesson for those who behave like Lee Joon Il.
    Bravo to the writer and producer..I love the movie…One of the best movie 2012 besides The Moon that embraces the sun/ Rooftop Prince

  8. 158
    Лучшая Дорама 2012 Года — Корея | Мираленд Says:

    […] (jTBC) Take Care of Us, Captain (SBS) Tasty Life (SBS) The 3rd Hospital (tvN) The Chaser (SBS) The Equator Man (KBS2) The King 2hearts (MBC) The King of Dramas (SBS) The Moon That Embraces the Sun (MBC) The Strongest […]

  9. 159
    maida Says:

    Awesome drama .i like it very much .
    I wonder how a greet drama like this don’t appreciated as it should be

  10. 160
    Iwan Says:

    Almost all of the commentary on the much talked Sun Woo (Uhm Tae Woon) and Han Ji Woon (Lee Bou Young). They’re talking about two people is good, forgiving, suffering, good acting, etc..
    But speaking burden, suffering, misery, and forgive; anyone who has more burden, suffering, misery, and forgive? Many said Sun Woo suffered the most, because he’s been betrayed, blind, depressed mind. But I think Lee Jang Ill. (Lee Joon Hyuk) are more affected than Sun Woo. Indeed, Sun Woo suffered and had nightmares, but in episode 20 Ill Lee Jang also said he could not sleep every night because haunted by the actions of her parents, the pressure of Jin No Sik, the guilt of betraying his best friend until he committed suicide jumping off the sea cliffs . When the unknown biological father Sun Woo is still alive, contrary to the Ill Jang Ling’s father died, when his beloved (Han Ji Woon) loved Sun Woo and Lee Jang Ill still suffering with his mouth shut and not tell Sun Woo. I saw in the whole episode, that suffering Sun Woo stops, but the suffering continues Ill Lee Jang.
    I’m more interested in the Lee Jang Ill (although Sun Woo as the main actor), where he was in a dilemma and depressed from various directions:
    1. guilt towards his friend.
    2. protect parents who do wrong (you might be prosecuted, his parents say, but I think it’s not that easy to judge the parents who telahh caring, encouraging, and gave his life for his son).
    3. pressured from Jin No Sik (Bos parents).
    4. his love rejected Han Ji Won (if you say: why not choose Choi Min Soo, and I would say: Why Han Ji Won loves Sun Woo and kept waiting and accept it, also contrary to Sun Woo Han Ji Woon).
    5. Her friend (Sun Woo) revenge
    6. his father died
    7. he resigned from his job as a prosecutor.
    8. He lost everything and is very depressed.
    Ill forgive Lee Jang Sun Woo (not just Sun Woo are forgiven) in episode 20.
     Sun Woo is the main actor, but I was more interested in the life of Lee Jang Ill ironic. Lee Jang Ill more suffering, more depressed, and more tragic life than Sun Woo. Lee Jang Ill have a sincere love, sincere, selfless, and refused to budge for the sake of his friend.
    I am very sorry for the life of Lee Jang Ill., suffering, lonely, depressed, bear the burden of his father’s debts, fight of life is poor, even when a prosecutor, he must protect his beloved father, the death of his father, out of work, haunted by guilt at friend, received retaliation from his friend and trying not to hurt his friend, until he was depressed in her suicide.

  11. 161
    Vivian Says:

    where can i watch The Equator Man @ Man From the Equator? viki & dramafever not available for my region, Malaysia.

  12. 162
    maida Says:

    Awesome .i enjoyed it v much .highly recommend to everyone

  13. 163
    yuni Says:

    Like this drama alot…good job

  14. 164
    rahel solmon Says:

    onniya ya how can you be so loving and quite i have seen this drama so many times but i cant give comment because i wa busy getting ready for an exam even though its late i will always root for you and be forever fan onni uneule do fighting chuk chuk chuk…

  15. 165
    sml Says:

    I’ve just finished watching this drama. I agree it is good drama. But one thing I don’t understand ; Did Jang Il die when he let himself drown ? Why Sun Woo can’t save him ?

  16. 166
    sml Says:

    @Vivian 161 : you can choose gooddrama link. I watch also from this link also.
    Dear All, for me the love of Ji Won was much bigger than Sun Woo’s to her from the beginning. Sun Woo always left her when he was blind and after he regained his sight. Also Ji Won came to look for him at the end…. I am touched by her deep love to him, even she could overcome her hatred to Jin No Sik, Sun Woo’s biological father, just because she loved Sun Woo more…

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