Welcome to Waikiki

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Welcome to Waikiki
Laughter in Waikiki.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Waikiki
  • Laughter in Waikiki
  • Go Go Waikiki
  • Woohoo Waikiki
Hangul으라차차 와이키키
Written byKim Ki-ho
Directed byLee Chang-min
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Park Jong-eun
Production company(s)
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 5 (2018-02-05) –
April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)
Followed byWelcome to Waikiki 2
External links

Welcome to Waikiki[1] (Korean으라차차 와이키키; RREurachacha Waikiki) is a 2018 youth South Korean television series starring Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung and Son Seung-won. It aired on JTBC's Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 KST time slot from February 5, 2018 to April 17, 2018.[2][3]

On June 6, 2018, it was renewed for a second season, which premiered on March 25, 2019.[4][5]


The story of three men who come to run a failing guesthouse called Waikiki. Complications spark when their guesthouse is visited by a single mother and her baby.



A kind-hearted young man but is an "icon of misfortune" who dreams of becoming a movie director.
The son of an A-list actor who wants to follow the footsteps of his father but is now an actor who lands minor roles.
A freelance writer who barely receives works.
A single mother.
Dong-gu's sister who wants to be a journalist.
Dong-gu's ex-girlfriend, a famous model.


Pastry chef, owner of bakery, instructor in Yoon-ah's school. In love with Yoon-ah.

Special appearances[edit]


  • Ryu Hwa-young was first offered a major role, but declined.[6]
  • The first script reading of the cast was held on December 18, 2017 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong.[7]
  • On March 6, JTBC extended the show for four more episodes and aired two commentary specials in preparation for the extension.[8]


Welcome to Waikiki OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists

Part 1[edit]

1."Waikiki Wonderland" (와이키키 원더랜드)UKUKUlala Session2:50
2."Waikiki Wonderland (Inst.)" (와이키키 원더랜드 (Inst.)) UK 2:50
Total length:5:40

Part 2[edit]

1."Wild Dream"Kim EanaCho Hyung-woo, JeACho Hyung-woo2:16
2."Wild Dream (Inst.)" Cho Hyung-woo, JeA 2:16
Total length:4:32

Part 3[edit]

1."Cheer Up" (잘하고있어)Choi Sang-yeop, Park Se-joonPark Se-joon, Woo Ji-hoonChoi Sang-yeop3:50
2."Cheer Up (Inst.)" (잘하고있어 (Inst.)) Park Se-joon, Woo Ji-hoon 3:50
Total length:7:40

Part 4[edit]

1."Will You Come In" (들어와줄래)KamDongis, Park Se-joonKamDongis, Seo Jae-haMind U3:24
2."Will You Come In (Inst.)" (들어와줄래 (Inst.)) KamDongis, Seo Jae-ha 3:24
Total length:6:48

Part 5[edit]

1."Fluttering Steps" (설레는 발걸음)Park Se-joon, Han JoonPark Se-joon, Lee Yoo-jinSeunghee (Oh My Girl)3:20
2."Fluttering Steps (Inst.)" (설레는 발걸음 (Inst.)) Park Se-joon, Lee Yoo-jin 3:20
Total length:6:40


In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Episode title Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[9] TNmS[10]
1 The New World
February 5, 2018 1.742% 2.6%
A Family is Born
(가족의 탄생)
2 Anyone Can Be a Wolverine
(누구나 그렇게 울버린이 된다)
February 6, 2018 1.861% 2.2%
You Know What? It's a Secret
(있잖아요 비밀이에요)
3 A Beautiful Farewell
(아름다운 이별)
February 12, 2018 1.743% 1.8%
Are You Still Dreaming?
(그대 아직 꿈꾸고 있는가)
4 You Did a Good Job
(수고했어, 오늘도)
February 13, 2018 1.635% 2.2%
His And Her Circumstances
(그 남자 그 여자의 사정)
5 Nothing's Wrong With You!
(너는 문제없어!)
February 19, 2018 1.595% 1.9%
Perfect Room to Recover
(완전한 사육)
6 Jealousy is My Power
(질투는 나의 힘)
February 20, 2018 1.589% 2.1%
Marriage is an Insane Act
(결혼은 미친짓이다)
7 The Girl We Loved
(그 시절 우리가 사랑했던 소녀)
February 26, 2018 1.733% 2.4%
When a Man Falls in Love
(남자가 사랑할 때)
8 A Cute Woman
(귀여운 여인)
February 27, 2018 2.242% 2.6%
For Love
(사랑을 위하여)
9 A Secret You Can't Tell
(말할 수 없는 비밀)
March 5, 2018 2.007% 2.5%
My Gangster Lover
(내 깡패 같은 애인)
10 My Love Olivia
(내 사랑 올리비아)
March 6, 2018 1.966% 1.9%
A Simple Confession
(화려하지 않은 고백)
Special March 12, 2018 1.091% 1.8%
March 13, 2018 1.291% 1.8%
11 Night Of The Living Dead
(살아있는 시체들의 밤)
March 19, 2018 1.837% 2.7%
I Love You So Much
(진짜 진짜 좋아해)
12 I'm a Woman Too
(나도 여자랍니다)
March 20, 2018 2.102% 2.0%
Life And Death Situation
13 Secretly Greatly
(은밀하게 위대하게)
March 26, 2018 1.652% 2.6%
A Real Man
(진짜 사나이)
14 The Morning Dew in Colombia
(콜롬비아의 아침이슬)
March 27, 2018 1.582% 2.2%
No Matter How Much I Think About You
(아무리 생각해도 난 너를)
15 Hide And Seek
April 2, 2018 1.590% 1.9%
16 Their Wretched Love
(이 죽일놈들의 사랑)
April 3, 2018 1.543% 1.8%
A Simple Confession 2
(화려하지 않은 고백2)
17 For New Couples
(시작하는 연인들을 위하여)
April 9, 2018 1.941% 2.2%
Can Love Be Translated?
(사랑도 통역이 되나요?)
18 Stalker
April 10, 2018 2.069% 2.0%
Dancing With Elizabeth
(엘리자베스와 춤을)
19 The Dancer in the Dark
(어둠 속의 댄서)
April 16, 2018 1.616% 2.3%
Misfortune Always Comes
(불행은 언제나)
20 Because It Hurts
(아프니까 으라차차)
April 17, 2018 2.081% 2.3%
Average 1.806% 2.2%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).
  • Episode 10 was cut into 2 parts for the preparation of the extension of the show.


  1. ^ "Welcome to Waikiki". JTBC Worldwide. JTBC Content Hub. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Yang, Ji-yeon. "'으라차차 와이키키', 김정현X이이경X손승원 청춘 3인방 출연 확정(공식)". Naver (in Korean). Sedaily. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  3. ^ <으라차차 와이키키> 김정현, 아기 안고 멍뭉美 발산! 훈훈 케미 뽐내는 스틸 컷 공개!. iMBC (in Korean). MBC&iMBC. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "[공식입장] JTBC "'으라차차 와이키키' 시즌2 기획 단계, 캐스팅 미정"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. ^ "[단독] 강한나, '와이키키2' 주연…소속사 분쟁 속 독자행보ing" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "Ryu Hwa-young considers "Laughter in Waikiki"". HanCinema. TV Report. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Jang, Ah-reum. "[N컷] 김정현·손승원·이이경, '와이키키' 첫 리딩…청춘★ 포텐 기대". Naver (in Korean). News1 Korea. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ [공식입장] '으라차차 와이키키', 4회 연장 확정..4월 17일 종영 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  9. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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