Hometown Cha Cha Cha is gaining more and more audiences these days.
tvN’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” (directed by Yoo Je Won, written by Shin Ha Eun and produced by Studio Dragon/GTist) describes a funny healing romance between a dentist yet a realist Yoon Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) and Chief Hong (Kim Seon Ho), who does many jobs. Ever since the first episode until now, the pleasant and heart-warming stories of the Gongjin villagers, along with the heart-fluttering romance of Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho, have been revealed one by one with exciting developments and drawn explosive reactions from the viewers.
In particular, the drama broke its own highest ratings for 3 consecutive weeks and has also become a hot movie. Therefore, we have looked into the secret of how “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” gained its “hot” popularity.
#The reason why we can’t help but fall into ‘SikHye’ Couple #The power of maximizing the chemistry that is full of heart-throbbing moments + empathy + immersion
The very first factor that made “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” an exciting movie to watch was Hye Jin and Doo Sik’s romantic chemistry that flutters the hearts of every audience. It is said that those who avoid when they encounter each other and slowly open their hearts to get closer to their opponent will show a relationship that fluctuates from time to time like a roller coaster. Therefore, later on, this would help them get immersed in each other even more. Moreover, the pleasant and heart-warming stories of the Gongjin villagers also played an important role in strengthening the romance of SikHye Couple.
The combination of such a sweet romance and the story of the people’s daily life was the leading contributor to the smooth and speedy development of the story in “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” with moderate pleasure. Director Yoo Je Won once again proved his talent as a romance drama master by his effective directing that reveals the relationships of the people in Gongjin Village in the romance of Hye Jin and Doo Sik. Therefore, the viewers couldn’t take their eyes off the scenes of every Gongjin villager.
In particular, many people left reviews praising that the drama, the comedy scenes, and the romance were well-directed based on the good controlling of speed. Without revealing too many emotions, the emotional changes of the characters were closely focused to highlight the excitement point. Therefore, the audiences quickly fell in love with Hye Jin, Doo Sik, and Gongjin Village.
Above all, the ending scene in each episode also often made the viewers got heart attacks. From the moment Hye Jin wore the shoe that Doo Sik found, and the house that had been blacked out was lightened up again to the famous line “It’s too hot”, the drama left the viewers with enthusiastic feelings. This shows the power of directing that makes people fall deeper into the movie by using the perfect combination of sounds, lights, and backgrounds.
#Thrilling stories + speedy development + funny dialogues + heart-fluttering but funny, funny but heart-fluttering stories! #Magical script
Immediately after the first broadcast, many people gave favorable reviews for the script of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, which contains more romantic scenes than expected and also the heart-warming stories of the people living there. Firstly, it was the romantic tension between Hye Jin and Doo Sik that made people feel excited just by looking at them.
From strangers in the first meeting, they got to know each other, then turned into forming a close and pink-lighted relationship. In addition, the heart-melted episodes with the villagers also led to various situations in the relationships of the sweet and sour couple of Hye Jin and Doo Sik, making the viewers fall deeper into the story.
Above all, you can’t miss out on the charm of the characters’ lines. When Hye Jin said, “You are one year older than me” and the line that Doo Sik answered, “If you call me ‘oppa’, I’ll kill you”, made people laugh excitingly and couldn’t forget it.
On the other hand, the fact that the drama solved the viewers’ questions right in that episode was also considered an essential factor. This can be seen in the episode when Hye Jin made a mistake to Chun Jae (Jo Han Cheol). When Hye Jin’s mistake got all the villagers hated her, the writer immediately shed light on Hye Jin’s warm personality with her sincere apology. Therefore, no one could hate Hye Jin but even fell into this character even more.
As a result, interest in writer Shin Ha Eun is also rising. Shin Ha Eun, who was selected through CJ ENM’s new writer training program O’PEN, impressed everyone with her emotional story from her first debut with a single-act play “Anthology”.
Since then, writer Shin Ha Eun, who co-authored tvN’s “The Crowned Clown,” has simply shown great writing skills. In “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, she focuses not only on the 2 main characters, Hye Jin and Doo Sik, but also on the narrative and the personality of the Gongjin villagers. Therefore, all the characters appeared lively in the drama, making the viewers enjoy a variety of fun.
Although the romance between Hye Jin and Doo Sik is at the center, the unfolding of the stories of the people around them makes the couple stands out. The storyline was designed closely without distractions to attract the viewers’ attention.
#The source of passion and confidence #Teamwork with Pohang city #Actors+Staff become one mind and body
The driving force behind the charisma of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” is the perfect chemistry between actors and staff with energetic passion. It is rumored that the filming site of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” in Pohang, where most dramas were filmed, is always pleasant and enjoyable.
In particular, in order to recreate the special background of the sea village Gongjin for the drama, all the production team had put their whole heart and soul into it and built the whole setting with sweat, effort, and passion. Moreover, we can not exclude the hard works of the camera and lighting teams.
When filming the surfing scene of Doo Sik, they went into the sea together and filmed through the waves to complete a satisfactory cut. What’s more meaningful is that the scene when the peaceful village appeared in the middle of the drama was filmed separately to show the beauty of nature, proving the passion and effort of the whole production team. Therefore, the viewers can’t help but look forward to more episodes of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, which is filled with the affection and passion of the staff who have been sweating and moving here and there on the spot to create such a high-quality drama.
Meanwhile, the 7th episode of tvN’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” will be aired at 9 PM KST on September 18.