‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ is the ninth most-watched Netflix show in the world

It's the second South Korean series currently in the Top 10, after 'Squid Game'

South Korean romantic comedy series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has become a sleeper hit on the streaming platform Netflix.

According to streaming analytics platform FlixPatrol, per Korea JoongAng Daily, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has come in at Number Nine on the Top TV Shows on Netflix in the World list, as of October 1.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is the second Korean series to currently be on the list, with global sensation Squid Game at Number One. The K-drama has also charted in the Top 10 local Netflix lists in about 20 regions, including Australia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Qatar and more.

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Korean data analytics firm Good Data Corporation also notes that Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is topping the list of TV shows with the most buzz, per The Korea Times. In addition, the show’s lead actors, Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a, also currently occupy the first and second spots on the most influential actors list for the fifth week in a row.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a remake of the hit 2004 Korean film Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong. The new series follows dentist Yoon Hye-Jin (played by Shin) as she moves from Seoul to the seaside village of Gongjin where she meets Hong Du-sik (played by Kim), a smart man referred to as Chief Hong by the local residents.

During an online press conference last August, director Yoo Je-won talked about how “satisfied” he was with the on-set “chemistry” between Shin and Kim. “They call it their ‘visual chemistry’ and even the camera director said that the balance of their two-shot was so good,” he said.

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