Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha deserves to be the most “healing” drama that is well worth the watch.
Approaching the end, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha still remains a healing, soft drama that teaches viewers valuable life lessons. Without dramatic events, or classic twists, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha successfully soothes viewers’ souls with happiness from everyday materials, lovable characters, heartfelt chemistry of the cast and beautifully shot scenes. Watching the drama, the audiences can also learn and sympathize with the following meaningful lines about love, family, and life.
“Life is not fair. Some people have to walk on unpaved roads their entire life, while some run at full speed only to end up at the edge of a cliff.”Hong Doo Sik
Listening to Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) judge a man in the village, Hong banjang immediately comes to her house and “gives her a lesson”. According to Doo Sik (Kim Seon Ho), working hard doesn’t necessarily mean you will get rewarded or achieve good results, because life is not always fair to everyone. So, be kind to your own and others’ shortcomings. Because at least if life isn’t fair to you, you’ve done it yourself.
“Do you know what it means to be a good parent? It’s staying healthy for a long time and not getting sick.”Yoon Hye Jin
Parents often sacrifice their own good to worry about their children’s lives and they often think it’s the best they could do. But in fact, for children, living without parents by their side is more painful than living in a poor family.
“Money and success aren’t everything. Happiness, self-satisfaction, world peace, love… are also valuable things in life. Anyway, life isn’t a mathematical equation. It is not possible to calculate the details. There’s no exact answer either. You’re just assigned a problem and it’s up to you how you solve it.”Hong Doo Sik
Sitting in front of a Hye Jin who always weighs and calculates her life according to a meticulous formula of gain and loss, Doo Sik has his own approach towards life. For him, money and success aren’t the only valuable things in life, but happiness, love,… are equally important. Each person has different situations and choices in their lives, so don’t impose your own standards on others, live and do what you want instead.
“You’re bound to meet unexpected situations in life. Even if you use an umbrella, you’ll end up getting wet. Just put your hands up and enjoy the rain.”Hong Doo Sik
Hong Doo Sik’s line in the rain, which seems to be only intended to reassure Hye Jin and ask her to take a “rain shower” with him, actually has a deep meaning and inspires many viewers. Rains are like the unexpected events and difficulties in life that everyone encounters, but you don’t need to find a way to hide, but directly face and overcome them, even learn to appreciate the negativities.
“There’s no such thing as not good enough for someone“Mi Seon
Many individuals have missed one other because of fear of being “undeserving,” much as Sung Hyun (Lee Sang Yi) suppressed a one-sided love for 14 years and subsequently suffered. That is why it is stated that love is the most essential thing between people; as long as they really love each other, they all deserve to be together.
“It’s okay to get lost or take the long route every now and then. Every time that happened, life took me on an interesting side.”Ji Sung Hyun
Even a generous person like Doo Sik finds Sung Hyun’s carefree and optimistic attitude extremely strange. With all of life’s craziness, it’s difficult for everyone to think like Sung Hyun. Originally, human life does not always follow a straight road; some people must take a detour, and other people get lost. But that’s okay; at each step, there will be lessons and other intriguing things.
“Family is also a relationship.”Hong Doo Sik
Many people must have forgotten to take care of their parents, but only cared about their love and thought it was natural. Even when you do something wrong with your parents, you ignore it because you think it’s family. However, family is also a relationship, there is giving and receiving, there is love and jealousy, … And it needs to be nurtured and built from all sides. After all, everyone needs to be loved and cared for.
“Doo Sik ah! Life seems to be very long, but after living it, you will realize how short it is. Get rid of superfluous thoughts and live true to yourself.”Gam Ri
Seeing that Doo Sik falls in love with Hye Jin but still tries to deny it, Mrs. Gam Ri (Kim Young Ok) advises him to live true to his heart. We have many times missed opportunities in life, used to love without daring to say it, even lived two-sided with our own feelings, … without knowing that life is very short, what is gone will not come back. I know it will be difficult, but if given the opportunity, just do what you want, refuse the things you don’t like,…
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha airs every Saturday and Sunday night on tvN.