Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha captures the hearts of viewers thanks to the charm of the male lead Hong Du Sik.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has broadcast half of its episodes but still retains great popularity with high viewership ratings. One of the reasons why the drama gets impressive ratings is thanks to the loveliness and charm of the male lead Hong Du Sik (played by Kim Seon Ho) that has drawn a lot of attention from the audience.
The drama revolves around the relationship between dentist Yoon Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) and the man with many different jobs Hong Du Sik (Kim Seon Ho). Exposing the dark side of the dental business, Hye Jin, an ethical dentist who disagrees with the way her boss treats patients, decides to quit her job in the city and moves to a seaside village to open her own clinic. She then meets Hong Du Sik, commonly known as “Chief” Hong – a kind, warm man, well-loved by the villagers. Besides the humorous and romantic love story of the two main characters, the drama becomes healing to viewers by showcasing the sincere emotions of the seaside villagers.
Many female viewers must have probably imagined themselves as Hye Jin after watching episode 8, right? So what is it about Du Sik that makes the girls go crazy for him? Let’s find out together!
Kindness and sincerity
It is not difficult to realize that Du Sik’s character is perfectly created by the screenwriter. Although he graduated from Seoul National University, Du Sik ends up doing what he loves in the countryside of Gongjin.
He once said everyone has a different way of enjoying life, making money doesn’t equal happiness. Du Sik creates his own happiness and brings joy to himself by enjoying his life in Gongjin.
Most of the characters in the drama are middle-aged and older people, leading to a generation gap in lifestyles, habits, and traditions. But even so, Du Sik is still loved by everyone thanks to his kind personality.
Knowing that Mrs. Gam Ri lives alone without being taken care of by her children, Du Sik is like a grandchild who always cares for and helps her. He seems to consider the villagers of Gongjin as his family.
Romantic, funny dimpled man
Du Sik is adored by female viewers thanks to his handsome appearance. His styling in the drama also looks simple, familiar, and feels close to the audience. Besides, what makes Du Sik’s brand is probably the bright smile with lovely dimples.
Coincidentally, both Hye Jin and Du Sik have such adorable dimples, so Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho are also called the “dimple couple” by netizens because their smiles are so similar.
The man who always spreads positive energy to everyone can also at times be very romantic with Hye Jin. He silently supports her, finds Cinderella’s shoe, gives her a hand in opening the clinic, and helps make it become more well-known, watch fireworks in the night sky together,… These actions are small details but they are enough to melt the hearts of viewers.
Smart and multi-talented
Du Sik might be officially unemployed, but he’s not just an average guy. He’s a graduate of Seoul University, which is a big deal. In the first few episodes, when he meets Hye Jin, he even shows off a bunch of his own practice certificates.
Du Sik also captures the hearts of viewers in the scene where he sings at a cafe while playing guitar during a neighborhood meeting, which catches the eyes of dentist Hye Jin. He even knows how to dance. Du Sik surprises the villagers when he dances to support the little girl Oh Juri at a music competition in Gongjin.
In an interview, Kim Seon Ho shared that Hong Du Sik and he are 80% similar in personality. Kim Seon Ho also opened up about the role of Du Sik: “He is unemployed and does almost all kinds of part-time jobs while only accepting the minimum wage. If anything happens to the people of Gongjin, Hong Du Sik is ready to be there, whenever and wherever.”
The drama is gradually introducing new details with the appearance of the second lead Sung Hyun (Lee Sang Yi). Are you excited about the upcoming episodes? Let’s look forward to it together!