Updated: November 5, 2021
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is a viral hit romantic-comedy Korean series and an outstanding remake of the 2004 film, “Mr. Hong”, starring Kim Seonho and Shin Mina.
Since its premiere on August 28, 2021, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” consistently took the highest nationwide viewership ratings in its time slot across all channels, with Episode 16 finale attaining the highest record of 12.7%, according to Nielsen Korea.
To date, it strongly remains on the Top 10 TV shows on Netflix in several countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and a lot more even after the end of the series.
On November 3rd, the scriptbook of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha went viral and placed as the #1 best-selling item on 11Street online Korean store.
On November 5th, the tandem of Kim Seonho and Shin Mina was selected as the #1 “Best Drama Couple of 2021”, according to a survey conducted by Joy News 24. The outstanding rom-com couple gained 103 votes out of 200 participants of entertainment industry employees, broadcasters, reporters, and content producers.
Here are three adorable things about the main duo of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” :
1. They are both warm and funny.
As Kim Seonho has transformed into a sparkling wit and comical entertainer in “2 Days & 1 Night” Season 4, he naturally sets the mood on-screen and off-screen with his co-stars. What you see in Kim Seonho is what you get.
And since he naturally makes everyone smile, he happens to bring out more radiance in Shin Min-a who appears to be calm and shy during filming and interviews.
In the game interview with “Netflix’s Quiz Alarm”, The Swoon’s “Ring or Bling” and “Showdown”, it’s a surprise to see a different side of Shin Min-a who is having so much fun and getting competitive with Kim Seonho.
“He always makes me feel comfortable on the drama set,” Shin Mina shares that Seonho is comfortable to be with.
Kim Seonho also revealed during the Press Conference of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” that he enjoys every moment with Shin Mina on the set. “Mina has a lovely side and is a person with great capability,” he said in the Elle Magazine isnterview.
Truly, the “SikHye” couple has grown comfortable as two adorable friends despite working together for the first time,
2. Their dimple charms exude.
Ah. Nothing beats the “Dimple Couple” when they smile together. Their dimple charms naturally shows and radiates in the drama, posters, trailers, shoots, behind-the-scenes, and interviews. More so, their photos are picture perfect with those cute indentations on their cheeks.
Their great smiles, charming dimples, and glowing appearance, when put together are insanely powerful, charming, and ravishing.
In the “Dimple Challenge” with Netflix, they try not to laugh while reading compliments from international fans but their lovely dimples give it away. And it’s the cutest “dimpled” moment ever.
“It’s hard not to smile, but I feel so good,” Kim Seonho said when he immediately lost a point.
When Elle Korea asked, “Whose dimple is deeper?” They both showed their right cheeks and Kim Seonho said that Shin Min-a has a deeper dimple.
3. Their chemistry is irresistible.
There is something unique about the tandem of Kim Seonho and Shin Min-a in “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”. Despite working together for the first time, their chemistry is overflowing, exceptional, and palpable. Even before the show premiered, they already gave us a heart-fluttering mood.
They possess this one-of-a-kind spark that naturally radiates on the screen and even during interviews. Whether they act lovey-dovey or bicker in the drama, play a game, decorate posters, or compliment each other, they have this charm which is irresistibly attractive.
Director Yu Je-won affirms their excellent chemistry, saying, “Their visuals are amazing. They look great together. On the set, they are comfortable with each other which shows through their facial expressions.”
Undoubtedly, these two lovely co-stars worked hard and portrayed their characters as “Chief Hong and Hye-jin” with excellence and impact. With their beautiful smiles, good personality, enjoyable interactions, detailed acting, and warm performance as a rom-com couple, “SikHye” is no doubt, set to be the best drama couple of the year.
Photo Cover: Elle Korea