Learn More About 2PM’s Taecyeon
Ok Taec-yeon is a Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the famous Korean boy-group 2PM under JYP Entertainment. Taecyeon first debuted as a member of 2PM through Mnet’s show Hot Blood Men, which was an extreme training for 13 trainees in order for them to become a member of the boy-band One Day. One Day was divided into two groups, 2AM and 2PM.
Taecyeon is a multi-talented singer who has always gained people’s attention for everything he does. On July 25, 2018, he left JYP Entertainment and signed on with 51K. He made his official solo debut in January, 2017. He’s also well known as an actor and has played in several hit dramas and films.
In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you about Taecyeon’s top five dramas, so you can check them out for yourself. Stay tuned!
Dream High was a popular South Korean television series from 2011, starring Miss A’s Bae Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, T-Ara’s Ham Eun-jung, IU, and 2PM’s Ok Taec-yeon and Jang Woo-young. The drama was popular among teenagers and gained high domestic ratings as well as international popularity. The drama first aired from January 3 – February 28, 2011, on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday.
Dream High took place at Kirin High School of Art and follows the lives of the students as they chase their dreams of becoming superstars. The drama focused on six students who share dreams of becoming K-pop idols, among others. During their school years, they learn how to develop their singing, songwriting, and dancing skills. They also start to develop feelings for each other. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses, but they strive to debut with each other’s support and guidance.
This was Ok Taec-yeon’s second drama after he debuted as an actor, and he played the role of Jin-guk/Hyun Shi-hyuk who can dance, but is a troubled student at school. The director of Kirin High School of Art recommends that Jin-Gook enroll at his school.
At Kirin High School, Jin-Gook developed his talents and he dreams to be come a global star. He has a contentious relationship with his father, the Mayor, who did not acknowledge him as his son.
Cinderella’s Stepsister is a 2010 drama starring Moon Geun-young, Chun Jung-myung, Seo Woo, and Ok Taec-yeon. The drama tells the story of the the classic fairy tale with a modern twist, and the contradictory relationship between two stepsisters because of their interrelated lives and loves. Cinderella’s Stepsister aired on KBS2 from March 31 to June 3, 2010, every Wednesday and Thursday.
Eun-jo, played by Moon Geun-young, lost her father many years ago and has learned not to trust anyone and be strong on her own. She finally moves to a new family home when her mother remarries. Her manipulative and money-grabbing mother married Dae-sung, the solemn head of a traditional rice-wine brewery. Both Dae-sung and his daughter, Hyo-sun (played by Seo Woo), warmly welcome Eun-jo into their home, and treat her with kindness. Dae-sung’s sincere kindness finally melts Eun-jo’s defenses, and she learns to trust and love her stepfather.
There, she forms a bond with a member of the brewery’s staff, Ki-hoon (played by Chun Jung-myung). Hyo-sun, her naive stetsister, stubbornly seeks affection on every occasion, only to slowly realize that she lost Ki-hoon and everything else in her life to her cold stepsister.
Cinderella’s Stepsister was Taec-yeon’s debut as an actor. He played Han Jung-woo, who is the adopted son of one of Eun-jo’s mother’s ex-lovers. When he was a child, Eun-jo was the first person to care for him, giving him a deep affection for her. Jung-woo is selfless, reliable, and always cares for Eun-jo.
Wonderful Days is a 2014 drama series starring Lee Seo-jin, Kim Hee-suk and Ok Taec-yeon. It aired on KBS2 from February 22 to August 10, 2014, every Saturday and Sunday. The drama tells the story of a prosecutor who returns to his hometown and tries to reconnect with his family and friends after he has been gone for 15 years.
Kang Dong-Suk (played by Lee Seo-jin) grew up as a smart young boy, overcoming poverty and leaving his small town to become a successful prosecutor. 15 years later, he comes back to his hometown for the first time and reconnects with his roots, re-learning the value of neighborly warmth in the countryside and the true meaning of love and family. There, he also meets his first love, Hae-Won (Played by Kim Hee-seon), and falls in love with her all over again.
In this drama, Taec-yeon played the role of Kang Dong-hee, who is Kang Dong-seok’s younger brother. He is a quick-tempered person. Dong-hee was expelled from high school for fighting in an attempt to protect his classmate Seo Jeong-ah, who came to him three months later to tell him that she was pregnant.
Nine years later, Dong-hee finds himself living with Seo’s twins, who were raised as his siblings. He works as a bodyguard in the same company as Dong-seok’s first love, Cha Hae-won.
Save Me is a drama series starring Ok Tae-yeon, Seo Ye-ji, Jo Sung-ha, and Woo Do-hwan. The drama aired on OCN from August 5 to September 24, 2017, for 16 episodes. This drama series is based on the popular webcomic series “Sesang Bakeuro / Out of the World” by Jo Geum San, published from June 21, 2011 to January 16, 2013, via webtoon.
Save Me tells a story of four young men who don’t have jobs, who help a woman who is involved with a cult religious group. In this drama, Taec-yeon played Han Sang-hwan, who led the investigation and gathered strong evidence against the cult religious group, Guseonwon.
After her father’s business failed, Im Sang-mi (Seo Ye-ji), her brother, Sang-jin (Jang Yoo-sang) and their family move to Muji-gun, a suburb of Seoul. The spiritual father, leader of the church offers Sang Mi and her family a place to stay. Her family believes that the people of the church are generous and kind but Sang Mi feels like there is something strange about them.
Sang-mi also moves to her new school and meets Han Sang-hwan (Ok Taec-yeon), Seok Dong-chul (Woo Do-hwan), Woo Jung-hoon (David Lee) and Choi Man-hee (Ha Hoe-jung). Her brother, Sang Jin, gets bullied at school and even sexually harassed because of his disability. Sang-jin commits suicide by jumping off the roof to end his pain. Sang-Hwan feels guilty that he couldn’t help and blames himself for Sang jin’s death. The main bully gets off the hook due to his father’s wealth and power.