Shin Min-ah, Kim Seon-ho and Lee Sang-yi of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” expressed their affectionate gratitude ahead of the final episode broadcasted today (Oct 17th).
tvN’s Saturday and Sunday drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” (directed by Yoo Je-won, scripted by Shin Ha-eun, and produced by Studio Dragon/Gtist) is a tiki-taka healing romance about the realist dentist Yoon Hye-jin (played by Shin Min-ah) and all-around unemployed man Hong Ban-jang (played by Kim Seon-ho). From the first episode to now, the Sikhye couple’s romance has provided a sweet heart-pounding excitement, while the Gongjin villagers have given the audience both laughter and heart-warming emotions, creating a “healing romance” drama.
Before the long-awaited final episode, in the latest episode of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, all the mysteries of Doo-sik (Kim Seon-ho) which had been veiled so far were revealed, and a peak crisis came. However, as always, Hye-jin comforted him by her constant love for Doo-sik, and the villagers also embraced him with a consistent heart. It was expected that the romance of the Sikhye couple would only “walk on the flower path” as Doo-sik tried to shake off and overcome all the pain of the past with the help of his loved ones and people around him, but there was still another wall in front of them. Hye-jin, who was offered a position as a clinical professor in Seoul, has yet to decide what choice to make. At the end of the episode, the death of the superintendent grandmother (Kim Young-ok), who was a strong supporter of Hye-jin and Doo-sik and the eldest adult of Gong-jin village, heralding new sadness that hit the village, and viewers’ interest and expectations are at their peak until the end.
Amidst the attention for the final episode, Shin Min-ah, Kim Sun-ho, Lee Sang-eun, director Yoo Je-won and writer Shin Ha-eun directly convey their sincere thoughts on the end of the show to further amplify questions about the final story of Gongjin village. Not only did they express their gratitude to viewers who have shown enthusiastic interest and affection by watching “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” every weekend night, they also generously expressed their deep affection for the work, including gratitude to the production crew, colleagues, seniors, and juniors who worked together.
First of all, Shin Min-ah, who once again proved her potential of being the Rom-com Queen by freely showing her unique, lovely charm and delicate emotional acting through the role of Yoon Hye-jin, is grateful that the audience loves “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” so much. “Since I had so much fun during the 5-month filming, I regret more than feeling bitter or relieved. It seems that all actors and staff were able to shoot with good energy thanks to the love given by the viewers. Thank you for loving not only our Sikhye couple but also Gongjin so much,” she said, expressing her deep affection. “I would like to thank director Yoo Je-won, writer Shin Ha-eun, all the colleagues who worked with me, and all the staff who worked hard for the drama. As the time I played Hye-jin remained a happy time for me, I hope that our drama will be remembered as a work that gave many people a warm healing break”, she said.
Kim Seon-ho, who got his new life character through the role of Hong Doo-sik, the hero of Gongjin, is so grateful for the audience’s love for “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”. “Every day was like a dream. I was touched. All the staff, including the casts, also had many healing memories throughout the drama shooting. I hope viewers also received a lot of healing moments while watching our drama. I sincerely thank you again for loving “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, he said.
Lee Sang Yi, who impressed viewers through his role as the star entertainment producer Ji Sung-hyun, also expressed his last wish. “I was grateful to be able to be with warm people in this warm resonance. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the staff, including director Yoo Je-won and writer Shin Ha-eun, who had given me the chance to live as Ji Sung-Hyun. I was also really happy to be able to act with Shin Min-ah, Kim Seon-ho, and all the actors in Gongjin village”. Above all, he expressed his affection until the end by delivering a heart-warming message of “Always be healthy” and thank the viewers for their great love.
On the other hand, director Yoo Je-won, who was in charge of directing, and writer Shin Ha-eun, who was in charge of writing the script, also said goodbye. Director Yoo Je-won said, “It’s a fresh kind of sorrow. I would like to thank the cast, staff, and writers for their hard work. I would like to thank the residents of Seokbyung-ri Cheongha Market, the owner of Hwajeong raw fish restaurant, and Pohang City officials for their cooperation during our filming. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has watched our show,” he said. Writer Shin Ha-eun then said, “I don’t think I will forget this seaside village resonance and this summer for a long time. Thank you to the casts, staff, and director who made the small and ordinary story big and special, and I hope “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” has been a warm comfort to the audience”.
Meanwhile, tvN’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” will air its long-awaited final episode at 9 p.m. today (Oct 17th).