“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” episode 7 takes us back to those happy days when dining with family and friends was not just a distant memory. Meanwhile, in episode 8, we see Hong Du-sik struggling with his budding feelings for Yoon Hye-jin.
‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ episode 7: Good food brings people together
Nothing brings people together like good food. This is especially true in “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” episode 7, which is peppered with scenes of the characters dining together and having fun. It’s an all too familiar sight yet brings us nostalgia now that gatherings have been less and less common in real life.
Ji Seong-hyun tries to win the favor of Kim Gam-ri when she rejects the idea of shooting a variety show in her house. However, his sincerity wins in the end as he reminds Kim Gam-ri of the simple joy of gathering over good food.
“I enjoy hanging out with people more than anything else. Eating, laughing, and talking together. That’s all there’s to life, isn’t it?”Ji Seong-hyun
‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha episode 8: Everyone has a story to tell
Episode 8 pushes the love triangle between Hong Du-sik, Yoon Hye-jin, and Ji Seong-hyun. The three spend time together, with Du-sik somewhat oblivious (or in denial?) of his growing feelings for Hye-jin.
Aside from the loveline, there’s a lot happening in Gongjin. A pervert is out on the prowl for his prey and teacher Yoo Cho-hui almost becomes a victim.
Meanwhile, resident gossiper Jo Nam-sook earns the ire of Hye-jin when she tries to dissuade patients from having their implants done in Hye-jin’s clinic. Nam-sook tells them to have them done by a dental technician instead to save money. Despite crossing her, Hye-jin prevents Nam-sook from falling into the trap of a phishing scam. We see Nam-sook’s sad backstory about falling into depression when her daughter died due to an illness. The villagers tolerate her irritating acts because they’ve seen her go through worse. In Gongjin, everyone has a backstory to tell, even the most irksome rumormonger.