Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) Korean Drama

tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) is the story of a fun and warm community in the seaside village of Gongjin, introducing a man with odd jobs who lives freely on his own but helps everyone in need, and a perfectionist dentist whose life turns around when she loses her job in Seoul and moves to the countryside, meeting ordinary yet extraordinary people. It is based on the Korean film, Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong (2014) by Kang Seok-beom and Shin Jung-goo.

Genre: Slice of life, Romance, Comedy
Also known as: Seaside Village Chachacha
No of episodes: 16
Writer: Shin Ha-eun
Director: Yu Je-won
Network: tvN
Streaming platform: Netflix
Date: August 28 – October 17, 2021

Cast:


Nielsen Korea: Nationwide TV Viewership Rating

RatingSouth Korean
viewers in millions
EpisodeDate
6.8%1.6701August 28, 2021
6.6%1.624 2 August 29, 2021
8.7%2.1263September 4, 2021
8.7%2.2324September 5, 2021
9.9%2.4905September 11, 2021
10.2%2.5936September 12, 2021
9.1%2.3217September 18, 2021
8.1%2.1068September 19, 2021
9.0%2.3979September 25, 2021
11.3%2.97810September 26, 2021
9.2%2.43811October 2, 2021
10.7%2.776 12 October 3, 2021
9.1%2.45913October 9, 2021
11.6%3.01314October 10, 2021
10.3%2.65215October 16, 2021
12.6%3.23716October 17, 2021
Source: Nielsen Korea

Good Data: Drama Buzzworthy Rankings

DateHometown
Cha-Cha-Cha
Kim SeonhoShin MinaLee Sang-yi
August 2021
Week 4
3rd1st2nd
Sept 2021
Week 1
3rd1st2nd
Sept 2021
Week 2
3rd1st2nd
Sept 2021
Week 3
2nd1st2nd10th
Sept 2021
Week 4
1st1st2nd8th
Sept 2021
Week 5
1st2nd3rd
October 2021
Week 1
1st1st5th
October 2021
Week 2
1st1st3rd
Source: Good Data Korea

Netflix Worldwide: Non-English TV Rankings, Viewing Hours

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) reached Top 10 in TV in 40 countries, watched for a total of 300.5 million hours, and appeared in the global rankings of non-English TV for 16 consecutive weeks, becoming the no.2 most popular Korean title on Netflix in 2021. It was most popular in Thailand for 31 weeks, followed by Indonesia for 20 weeks.

WeekDateRankViewing hours
1Aug 30 – Sept 5, 20217th 9,630,000
2Sept 6 – 12, 20215th14,870,000
3Sept 13 – 19, 20214th18,580,000
4Sept 20 – 26, 20212nd23,360,000
5Sept 27 – Oct 3, 20213rd 28,330,000
6Oct 4 – 10, 20213rd 32,890,000
7Oct 11 – 17, 20214th 37,740,000
8Oct 18 – 24, 20214th31,840,000
9Oct 25 – 31, 20215th18,290,000
10Nov 1 – 7, 20213rd16,010,000
11Nov 8 – 14, 20213rd13,820,000
12Nov 15 – 21, 20216th13,150,000
13Nov 22 – 28, 20216th13,310,000
14Nov 29 – Dec 5, 202110th11,560,000
15Dec 6 – 12, 20218th9,680,000
16Dec 13 – 19, 202110th7,520,000
Source: Netflix Top 10

Awards and recognition

  • Good Drama Of The Year at the 2021 Kim Soo Hyun Drama Art Hall
  • Hallyu Excellence Award at the 2022 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
  • Kim Seonho as “TV Actor Of The Year” at the 2021 Gallup Korea
  • Kim Seonho as “Outstanding Korean Actor in Hallyu Drama” at the 2022 Seoul International Drama Awards
  • Shin Mina as “Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries” at the 2022 APAN Star Awards
  • Yoo Je-won as “National Winner for Best Direction in Fiction” at the 2022 Asian Academy Creative Awards

Official posters from tvN


Official teaser, trailer



Drama quotes here