Romantic Kdramas are always the talk of the K-town, be it high school romance or office romance. Recently, we watched dynamic romances like Business Proposal, Forecasting Love & Weather and mellow romances like Our Beloved Summer and Twenty Five Twenty One. Just in the previous year, we had watched a warm romantic Kdrama, Hometown Cha Cha Cha which is resurfacing again as people look for mellow romance after certain developments in the recent Kdramas. This drama was one of the most buzz-worthy dramas of 2021 and fans couldn’t get enough of the ‘Cha Cha Couple.’ If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s about time you add it to your list.
3 Reasons to Watch Hometown Cha Cha Cha
A Warm Love Story
Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-sik lives in the seaside village of Gongjin where everyone calls him Chief Hong. He can do all sorts of odd jobs and does not have fixed employment. He is a social butterfly and is loved by everyone in his town. Yoon Hye-jin played by Shin Min-a is a dentist who loses her job and moves from Seoul to Gongjin in order to start a new life. Chief Hong helps this city girl adjust to the small town, who had only lived a busy life in Seoul compared to the laidback life in Gongjin.
A practical woman like Hye-jin breaks down her own boundaries and accepts a new lifestyle. Du-sik and Hye-jin fall in love as slowly as the town’s pace. From friends to lovers, the Cha Cha couple’s warm love story is as peaceful and breezy as Gonjin’s sea.
As the story is based in a small town, there are many characters who play an important role. The people of this small town know every other person and are connected to each other. The people won’t hesitate to help without you asking them. There is humanity and kindness in them, which warms our hearts as well. However, the more the people, the more chaos.
As helpful as Gongjin residents are, they will get into a fight with you over petty reasons. With a little concern about one’s privacy, rumours spread faster in this town and there is always this one person who is at the centre of it all. This community increases the comic level of this Kdrama and makes it more enjoyable than just monotonously following the main characters.
Breaking the Stereotypes
Hometown Cha Cha Cha has an applaudable total of eleven prominent female characters out of seventeen main characters including Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a. The women in the town of Gongjin are all strong and independent. It is a norm in Gongjin that women earn relatively more than men. The major presence of female characters stands out in the entire drama and that’s what makes it one of a kind.
The drama portrays a divorced woman who runs a successful business, a mother who lost her child and an old, independent woman whose children never visit her. Going beyond that, it shows a single father who is not unnecessarily strict with his daughter and tries to understand her, despite her arrogance, and also a lesbian woman, who had a short but tender love story. Hometown Cha Cha Cha breaks away from the typical portrayal of people and shows that people with different backgrounds can still have a normal life.
Hometown Cha Cha Cha will make you laugh and introspect and the Cha Cha couple’s happy ending is exactly what you need to experience. Have you watched this Kdrama yet? If not, go ahead. If yes, it’s time to rewatch it.
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