Korean boy group NCT (short for Neo Culture Technology) was introduced by SM Entertainment's founder Lee Soo Man as a group that would be composed of an "unlimited" number of members, who would debut in the form of sub-units within the larger group. NCT currently has 23 members spread across 4 sub-units: NCT U (a rotational group where members change depending on song concept), NCT 127 (the group's Seoul-based unit), NCT Dream (originally set as the teenage sub-unit), and WayV (composed of seven members based in China). Fans are also excited for the debut of sub-unit NCT Hollywood, which will be based in the United States.
With so many members and so many sub-unit possibilities, there is just SO MUCH TO LOVE about this group. Get to know some of the NCT members better and celebrate all the feels that come with young love by adding the following to your watchlist!
1. Method To Hate You (2019)
Where to watch it: Story Lab YouTube Channel
Based on a popular Korean webtoon of the same name, Method To Hate You is a two-episode series centered on Oh Miri (Kim Jee In), a freshman studying animation and manga design. Mild-mannered and considerate, Miri finds herself having to choose between friendship and love when she discovers that Go Eun Tae (Lee Jong Won), the guy she has fallen head over heels for, is her BFF's long-distance boyfriend! NCT's Jaemin takes second-lead syndrome feels to a whole new level in his first lead role as Miri's classmate, Han Dae Gang, who makes it his mission to help her "delete" her love for Eun Tae (and hopefully make her fall for him in the process!).
2. Dear.M (2021, pending release)
This coming-of-age drama takes viewers back to college days and young love. A spin-off of web drama Love Playlist, Dear.M follows the aftermath of an anonymous confession made on Seoyeon University's online community to a student named M. As the campus erupts into a search for M frenzy, the drama shines the spotlight on the following characters: best friends Ma Joo Ah (Park Hye Soo) and Cha Min Ho (NCT's Jaehyun) who navigate through their evolving friendship; Seo Ji Min (Roh Jeong Eui) and Park Ha Neul (Bae Hyun Sung) who bring on the kilig as the drama's "Magnet Couple;" neat freak and overall fun guy, Gil Mok Jin (UP10TION's Lee Jin Hyuk) and "love guru" Moon Joon (Lee Jung Sic). The release of Dear.M has been delayed due to an issue concerning lead star Park Hye Soo.
3. Cafe Midnight Season 3: The Curious Stalker (2021)
Where to watch it: Rakuten Viki
NCT's main vocalist Doyoung makes his acting debut in the third installment of the Café Midnight series. In fantasy drama Curious Stalker, he takes on the role of Son Ji Woo, a picture-perfect 18-year-old high school student overwhelmed by his concern for his sick mother and his feelings towards his friend Sun Min (Kim In Yi), who is leaving for Seoul to be an idol trainee. Fate leads him to Midnight Café, a magical place in Busan whose doors open to only those who can find it (it isn't located on any map!). The café triggers Ji Woo's ability to look into the future and in it, he finds comfort and healing in the company of Master (Shin Ju Hwan), the café's mysterious manager.
4. The Shadow (2022)
WayV member Winwin is gearing up for his acting debut in C-Drama The Shadow. Based on what we know so far, the historical thriller is about Shen Zhi Heng (Gao Wei Huang), a vampire whose life is threatened by an assassination attempt made by a band of masked soldiers. His life is saved by a blind girl, Mi Lan (Ouyang Nana) and her friend, Situ Weilian (Winwin). The heart of the story begins when Shen Zhi Heng develops a soft spot for Mi Lan as he gets to know her better.
5. Bungee Jumping Of Their Own (2022)
ICYMI, it was announced early this month that Jaehyun will be starring in the web drama remake of this 2001 film. The OG flick, starring Squid Game Front Man Lee Byung Hun, revolves around the story of Seo In Woo, a university student who falls for fellow student In Tae Hee. An unfortunate accident puts a halt to their budding romance. Fast forward to 17 years later: In Woo is a high school teacher who takes notice of his new student, Hyun Bin, because of his resemblance to Tae Hee. Both characters are drawn to each other and discover that Hyun Bin is Tae Her reincarnated. Jaehyun is slated to play Hyun Bin in the 2022 remake!