Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, the newest Korean RomCom flick on Netflix which stars Shin Min-A and Kim Seon-Ho offers a light and refreshing story that is set in a peaceful provincial town of Gongjin. With characters that are completely opposite in upbringing and life values, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a drama that promises ‘kilig’ and chemistry that Korean dramas are known for. As someone who has watched Start -Up, I was a bit excited to see Kim Seon-Ho star in a new drama. He was so loved as the good boy who was left with a broken heart when Suzy’s character chose Nam Do-San.
So, for him to have a drama with him as the lead guy with a big possibility of finally getting his happy ever after, I was happy. I’m sure most K-drama fans out there are happy too. When second leads finally land on their major roles, it’s a win-win for the fans.
With four episodes already aired, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has all the clichés in a RomCom yet refreshing in a way. It possesses a certain kind of charisma that would draw you in and will hook you in the long run. We hope so… 😂
Here are the four things we love in the drama so far:
1. The location
Most K-dramas I have watched are set in the cityscapes of Seoul or other major cities. This however is set in a provincial and small town near the sea. It gives an atmosphere of calmness and peace of which we have seen that the village is truly peaceful with the residents all knowing each other. It made me want to visit the place. The setting added some sort of romantic magic to the story- that is laidback, calm, simple, and in some way reminiscent of the old ways.
2. The pairing of Shin Min-A and Kim Sun-Ho
This is their first official pairing in a drama and with just two episodes they both create that ‘something’ between actors. They have the charisma and the right chemistry. Not to mention they both have similar smiles. Watching their interactions in the drama is fun and entertaining. We hope that they will be able to sustain the chemistry in the next episodes.
3. Mr. Handy Hong Du-Sik
Completely opposite to the classy “investment genius” that he is on Start-up, Kim Seon Ho plays yet another comedic character, but of an unemployed Town chief who freelance on so many jobs. As if seeing him as a town chief, car technician, sauna cashier, fish auctioneer, barista, and a realtor all in a single episode isn’t funny enough, seeing him flaunt his wallet full of IDs for tons of other jobs surely cracked me up! He sure is far from the glamorous Mentor we’ve known him for in Start -Up, but he sure can keep up being a Mr. Handy Jack-of all trades!
4. The OST
It’s a beautiful and shinning day
With the dimple-couple’s perfect chemistry this drama sure spells out a romantic, beautiful, and shining day. This song, Romantic Sunday, originally sung by J. Island in 2007 is a remake by the singer Car, the Garden for the OST, goes perfectly with the location of a small but refreshing seaside town, and for the cute flashbacks in each episode’s ending scene.
So, if your weekend seems very uneventful, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is that perfect Kdrama to make the perfect company. It has the right amount of light romance and comedy that would make you smile and perhaps swoon. If you haven’t started watching it yet, you may want to start now. It truly will make your weekend worthwhile.