The moment I saw the trailer for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”, I already knew I was going to like it, because I loved “Reply 1988“. Sure, it’s a tried-and-tested formula: city girl goes to live in a small town where she meets a handsome stranger who seems to have an interesting backstory, and they fall in love. Because of course they will fall in love.
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” takes us back to our own childhood (by “us” I mean members of Generation X like myself), when life was still simple and our neighbors became our friends and family. Everyone knew everybody else, and yes, while it got to be annoying that you couldn’t keep a secret from anyone who lived on your street, it was also comforting to know that, aside from your own family, you had a whole community to help you out if you ever needed a hand.