The long-awaited photo essay of tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) has finally been published on February 14, 2023. It is revealed to be the first photo esssay in a Korean drama that is composed of two volumes, written in Korean and English.
One year and three months after the end of the seaside series, fans are still in love with the show for its heartwarming experience that celebrates the beauty of life, love, community, and healing. And it is no surprise why this “Hallyu Excellence Award” winner gained huge attraction and captivated the audience across Asia and the world.
According to Yes24, the script book of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) was published immediately after the finale episode in 2021, placing first in online bookstore bestsellers list for the first time in a script book. It was also recognized as an excellent publishing content and selected in the liberal arts section of Sejong Books in 2022.
To keep the special moments of the drama in a book and repay the endless support of fans for the show, a photo essay was considered and now published with international viewers in mind. It is composed of two volumes with 400 pages each and presents a large amount of photographs with texts or memorable stories written in Korean and English.
Fans could not contain their excitement upon hearing the good news that even those from USA are making purchases online to grab a copy of the photo essay: “I cannot wait for this to be at my front door in the US!”, “Thank you! I can’t wait for mine all the way to the US!”, “Thank you for putting the essay together. We can’t wait to have it in our hands!”, “Excited for my copy!”, “Can’t wait for my copy to land safely in Indonesia!”, “Super excited to receive mine!”, “It’s been ages but well worth the wait!”, “Oh my SiKhye heart!”, “It’s so gorgeous!”, “Thank you for making this happen!”
tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) is written by Shin Ha-eun that tells the story of a fun and warm community in the seaside village of Gongjin, starring Kim Seonho who played Hong Dusik, a man with odd jobs who lives freely on his own but helps everyone in need, and Shin Mina who played Yoon Hye-jin, a perfectionist dentist whose life turns around when she loses her job in Seoul and moves to the countryside, meeting ordinary yet extraordinary people. The 16-episode drama was released on August 28, 2021 and ended on October 17, 2021 via tvN cable channel in South Korea and on Netflix for international viewers.
Meanwhile, the online purchase of the photo essay is also available for international fans at Yes24.
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