“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” Rewatch Trends Worldwide: Here’s Why + 10 Best Tweets

β€œHometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is a viral hit romantic-comedy Korean series and an outstanding remake of the 2004 film, β€œMr. Hong”, starring Kim Seonho and Shin Mina.

It consistently took the highest nationwide viewership ratings in its time slot across all channels, from the premiere in August to the finale episode in October, 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 even after the end of the series.

Despite the several new shows and fresh content on streaming platforms, it seems the global fans of Kim Seonho are choosing to hit repeat on “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” instead. Hence, they organized a rewatch party to honor the entire cast and production team who have worked incredibly hard to achieve the drama’s success.

On November 6th, #HomChaRewatchEp1 trends on Twitter in Australia, USA, UK, UAE, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Egypt, and India, attaining high engagements of more than 30k tweets within 2 hours. It was also ranked #8 worldwide on Flix Patrol.

With fans coming from different time zones, they set the time at 9:00pm KST and plan to rewatch the whole series on weekends from November to December.

Here’s a collection of the 10 best tweets on #HomChaRewatchEp1 in no particular order and why global fans choose to rewatch the series:

1. On the handsomeness of Chief Hong.

2. On the awesomeness of cinematography.

3. On life’s lessons such as listening well.

4. On feeling the embrace of Gongjin again.

5. On Dusik’s multi-skills and languages.

6. On heartwarming relationships.

7. On the cool animated intro.

8. On the creative use of symbols to connect a story.

9. On the brilliant epilogue.

10. On rewatch.

With such hype on rewatch, it seems that the future of Korean series or films lie not just in what global fans want to watch, but what they will want to watch on repeat.

Perhaps it’s the comfort of familiarity and the rhythms of knowing what rewatchers are drawn toβ€”the sounds, visuals, and feeling of warm connection from watching the show.

As “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” feels like a therapy or a little escape, it is truly a perfect rewatch material especially when life needs a dose of dopamine.

Photo cover: TVN Drama