A mysterious evil spirit thriller that began with a recording tape containing a mysterious and bizarre sound, a mysterious serial murder that took place in Saju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do in 1999.
Native Title: 홈타운
Also Known As: Homtaun
Director: Park Hyun Suk
Screenwriter: Cho Hyun Hoon
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama
Country: South Korea
Aired: Sep 22, 2021 – Oct 28, 2021
Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
Original Network: tvN
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
Yoo Jae Myung,Han Ye Ri,Uhm Tae Goo,Kim Sae Byeok,Choi Kwang Il,Lee Re
After the report that the writer of ‘Hometown’ was a perpetrator of sexual harassment in the past, the publicity promotion was stopped.
Broadcasters are also taking a closer look. The audience’s reaction was cold. The ratings, which have risen for a while since the first broadcast, are constantly on the decline. It is expected to remain as a black history of tvN drama station as its own lowest viewer ratings come out every day.
tvN’s ‘Hometown’ started off with an audience rating of 2.8% in the first episode. Yoo Jae-myung and Han Ye-ri and Uhm Tae-goo were famous actors, and the combination of occult and thriller gained word of mouth. In the second episode, it spurred momentum, setting its own record high of 3.3%. Broadcasters, production companies, and public relations agencies were all waiting for the rise of ‘Hometown’ at this moment.
However, the ambush exploded from time to time. It was belatedly known that director Cho Hyun-hoon, who stopped his activities in 2018 due to sexual harassment, changed his pen name after 3 years and returned to the drama ‘Hometown’. Since then, the production company Studio Dragon has come up with an alternative, not an alternative, to remove the author’s name from the credits. A tvN official also postponed the responsibilities, saying that he only found out about it right before filming began.