“Hometown Cha Cha Cha” ranking on Netflix chart recently went up again, making people urge Kim Seon-ho to resume his activity as soon as possible.
At the moment, Kim Seon-ho‘s popularity is on the level of a world star. Unfortunately, he has suspended all activities except for one movie filming project. It is believed that this is the best time for him to enjoy the opportunity to get the spotlight for the first time since his debut.
The popularity of actor Kim Seon-ho, who is refraining from external activities due to the controversy over his private life, is witnessing an unusual trend on Netflix these days. The global ranking of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha“, in which he worked with actress Shin Min-ah, is rising steadily.
According to Netflix’s world ranking on November 28th, “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” is confirmed to rank No.8. Compared to the No.9 drama – the U.S series “Maid” (196 points), “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” received a higher point of 225.
Telling a warm story of people at a sea village, “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” has gained explosive popularity in Southeast Asian regions. After maintaining is hot popularity for nearly two months of its airing, the drama seems to have drawn attention from K-Dramas fans all over the world again.
Moreover, its point started at 174 then decreased to 100 and has nearly doubled again recently. The recent success of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha“, which is like a box-office hit, is believed to have been contributed by its popularity in North and Central American and South American countries. For instance, the drama is enjoying sensational attention in Brazil (No.2), Chile (No.2), Mexico (No.2), etc. In addition, it still maintains high rankings in Asia and Southeast Asia, such as Taiwan (No.4).
An official in the industry said, “This is a warm story that can have great influence in South America. It’s rare for a drama, which is not even a Netflix original series, to perform well in such a long run on this platform. At this point, it’s worth considering planning a sequel.”
On the other hand, officials in the industry expressed their regret that Kim Seon-ho should have been able to benefit more from this phenomenon. An official pointed out, “Hallyu content is creating a worldwide craze, but literally, the opportunity like this doesn’t come often.”. Then, he advised, “The controversy over his private life has been almost solved. In particular, there is no guarantee that such opportunity will come again for an actor, so wouldn’t it be better for him to plan activities more boldly?”
Kim Seon-ho made his debut with the play “Boeing Boeing” in 2009. After gaining huge attention for his role in the drama “Start-up”, Kim Seon-ho has become one of the most promising stars of this year. However, as soon as “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” ended, his ‘private life’ scandal broke out, causing him to cancel all official activities. In fact, he is focusing on preparing for one movie only.