Romantically speaking, does the “perfect match” involve two people who are exactly alike—or polar opposites? Will clashing personalities make or break a relationship?
Find out on Netflix’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. It’s the story of Yoon Hye-Jin, a dentist who leaves her city-based practice to set up shop in the quiet and close-knit seaside village of Gongjin. Catching her interest (and perhaps her heart) is Hong Du-Sik—Chief Hong to the locals—a handsome guy with all-around work skills, and her complete opposite. Can they make it work? (Read: 4 Relationship Lessons We Can Learn From ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’)
Here are five things to know about the series that streams on Netflix beginning August 28:
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: It’s a remake
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is based on the 2004 film Mr. Hong, about a handsome jack-of-all-trades who falls for the new girl in town, a dentist from the big city.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: It stars Shin Min-A
Playing the perfectionist dentist Yoon Hye-Jin is this Korean model and actress who was discovered when she sent a picture of herself and her friends on a school picnic to a teen magazine. Since then, Shin Min-A has appeared in a variety of roles and projects, from her debut movie Volcano High (2001) to shows currently streaming on Netflix: Oh My Venus (2015-2016), Tomorrow With You (2017), and Chief of Staff (2019). (Read: 3 Things To Look Forward To ‘Kingdom: Ashin of the North’)
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: It also stars Kim Seon-Ho
The Korean actor made his mark in theater before transitioning to TV. Check him out in these Netflix picks: Good Manager (2017), Strongest Delivery Man (2017), 100 Days My Prince (2018), Welcome To Waikiki 2 (2019), and Start-Up (2020).
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: It was filmed in Pohang
Though the series takes place in the seaside village of Gongjin, it was primarily shot in Pohang, a city in North Gyeongsang, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: Its title means different things
At the end of the preview, Yoon Hye-Jin asks Hong Du-Sik if he has a car, the Korean word of which sounds like “cha.” Hong Du-Sik thinks she’s asking for tea, which is also “cha,” and hands her his hot water tumbler. Just the first of many cute and kilig exchanges between the two! (Read: 3 Netflix Movies to Give You ~Kilig~ Feels on Valentine’s Day)