Will Uhm Tae Woong’s Transformation in ‘Equator Man’ Help it to Surpass ′Rooftop Prince′?
Uhm Tae Woong, starring as Kim Sun Woo in KBS’ The Equator Man on Wednesday and Thursday nights, is gearing up to show a new twist to the drama beginning in the upcoming ninth episode.
In the conclusion of the previous eighth episode, the long-time friend of Kim Sun Woo’s father, Moon Tae Joo (played by Jung Ho Bin), reached out his hands to Kim Sun Woo, at one of his lowest points in life, and said, “I’m your father. I’m going to change your life from now,” revealing the wealthy Moon Tae Joo would be aiding Kim Sun Woo now. In the upcoming ninth episode, Kim Sun Woo’s road to his new life will be shown as Moon Tae Joo begins showing Kim Sun Woo a side to life he hasn’t seen before. During this process, Kim Sun Woo comes to cast aside his feeling for Han Ji Won (played Lee Bo Young) and wander. The reason not only being Kim Sun Woo deciding to follow Moon Tae Joo’s path, but also to protect his love.
To perfect the love he has for Han Ji Won, Sun Woo decides to leave and come back as a successful man. Sun Woo will also continue to uncover the truth behind the death of his father and come to throw everything into attaining his revenge against his friend Lee Jang Il and the others who wronged him.
Until now, Uhm Tae Woong has been garnering praise for his portrayal of a blind individual, showcasing through each episode a wide range of emotions from fear to anger. Thanks largely in part to Uhm Tae Woong’s praise-worthy acting, the viewership ratings for The Equator Man has been steadily climbing. Currently The Equator Man stands only 2 percent behind the timeslot’s first place winner, Rooftop Prince, showing it definitely has the viability to come out on top.
In the upcoming ninth episode, Kim Sun Woo will cross over to America where, through the help of Moon Tae Joo, Kim Sun Woo’s sight will be restored through surgery. After 13 years as a successful business man, Kim Sun Woo returns to Seoul. In the same time span, Lee Jang Il (played by Lee Joon Hyuk) has become a star prosecutor at Seoul District’s Public Prosecutor’s Office while Choi Soo Mi has become a successful artist in America. Han JI Won will have succeeded to become the chief manager of VIP banquets at a luxury hotel. For Kim Sun Woo who has led a completely new life, he will come to embody revenge against those who did wrong to him and his family. As soon as he returns, Kim Sun Woo places a call to Lee Jang Il’s father and comes to hold a meeting with him. However, during the meeting, Kim Sun Woo continues to pretend he is still blind, setting off his plans for revenge.
Regarding the turn-around in character, a member of Uhm Tae Woong’s agency, Sim Entertainment, said, “The palms of viewers will become sweaty by the extraordinary acting of Uhm Tae Woong as The Equator Man’s charismatic Kim Sun Woo, and the finely-planned revenge scenario.”
Photo credit: Sim Entertainment
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