Premiere Watch: D.P., Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
It’s time for the first wave of premieres as the autumn onslaught begins! This week we have Netflix’s latest original — an emotionally heavy military drama — and the highly anticipated tvN rom-com featuring dimples, more dimples, and seaside cuteness. I’ll take both, please.
Time slot: Friday
Genre: Military, drama
Episode count: 6
Reasons to watch: Netflix is becoming famous (or is that infamous) for their more dark and heavy take on K-drama content, and D.P. looks like it will be no exception. Jung Hae-in and Gu Kyo-hwan form a deserter pursuit team, and it’s their job to locate and bring back military personnel who’ve gone AWOL. Without even seeing a minute of this show I can picture all the heartache and moral dilemmas already. I’m a big fan of Jung Hae-in, and I love a military story, so even though I don’t really want my heart to be crushed by yet another depressing drama, I don’t think I’ll be able to say no to dog tags, camo, and raw emotion.
Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: tvN dramas generate a lot of buzz, but there was something about this rom-com, and the promise of Shin Min-ah and Kim Sun-ho, that raised both expectations and interest. Recent promos have given us a pretty good sense of what to expect with the dynamic between these two: the city-chic woman who attracts attention in a tiny village, Kim Sun-ho’s exasperation with her wackiness, and the promise of the squabbles, hijinks, and attraction between them. The drama looks beautifully shot, the leads look amazing, and I’m as excited for a refreshing seaside setting as I am the opposites-attract romance that’s (finally) heading our way.
- Rom-com vibes in a seaside village for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
- Jung Hae-in, Gu Kyo-hwan track down army runaways in new promos for Netflix’s D.P.
- Dimples and smiles with Shin Mina, Kim Sun-ho in new promos for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
- The cast of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha gathers for first script read
- Shin Mina, Kim Sun-ho courted for new tvN drama Mr. Hong
- Sohn Seok-gu, Kim Sung-kyun considering new Netflix drama with Jung Hae-in