Every time a feel-good show goes on air, I send a silent thank you to the K-drama gods. Come August 28 and our screens will be graced with Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, a rom-com set in an idyllic seaside town. Here’s why we’re excited about it:
1) The lead couple
And their chemistry! No, seriously, how good do Shin Min-ah and Kim Seon-ho look together? Double the dimples, double the cuteness. Shin Min-ah plays Yoon Hye-jin, a prickly dentist who moves to Gongjin after an act of self-righteousness brings her downfall at work. Doing odd jobs around the village, Kim Seon-ho’s character Hong Doo-shik is seemingly unemployed, but always busy and in demand with the locals.
2) The healing factor
Many K-dramas are uniquely referred to as healing shows — a term that doesn’t quite exist in Hollywood lexicon. Essentially, these shows portray the journeys of their characters in a way that also heals viewers, or leaves them with a warm feeling of contentment. As Shin Min-ah’s character makes peace with the incident that causes her to leave the big city life behind, and falls in love with Kim Seon-ho’s character (who will, no doubt, have baggage of his own), K-drama fans will feel lighter too.
3) The visuals
‘The waves will glitter, and our hearts will dance’, goes the teaser. It shows Seon-ho surfing in calm waters, the couple walking in a field of green, and gives you overall laidback small-town vibes. Plus, we’re sure we’ll get to see a lot of the beach and ocean in the drama.
4) The love triangle
The drama, a remake of the 2004 movie, Mr Hong, also features Lee Sang-yi, who plays a variety show PD named Ji Sang-hyun. He ends up in Gongjin to create content around the everyday lives of locals. Going by the trailer, he used to know Yoon Hye-jin many years ago, and Yoon Hye-jin wonders if their reunion can be put down to fate. Will the second lead syndrome be strong with this drama? We’ll find out beginning August 28, on Netflix.
Are any of you looking forward to the premiere of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”? Let me know in the comments below!