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Semantic Error Review

Updated: Jan 13

"Semantic Error" is only my second BL (Boys' Love) series, but it completely immersed me in a unique and enjoyable viewing adventure. It was a mix of fun and weird 8 episode run. When I finished the drama, I ended up wanting more episodes of this quirky couple.


Watcha, Semantic Error
Watcha, Semantic Error

Watching these two characters, who are complete opposites, navigate their way through the story was something else. I mean, talk about mismatched! But as their story unfolded, this unlikely pair turned out to be quite the adorable duo.


I totally get why Choo Sang-woo fell for Jang Jae-young. Honestly, Jae-young's fun vibes and good looks had me hooked too! I just wish there were more dramas out there with him in them to binge-watch.

The cast's performances are a definite highlight, with each actor adding a unique flair to their character. The transformation of Sang Woo and Jae Young's relationship from rivals to romantic partners is portrayed with remarkable authenticity.


A standout aspect for me was Choi Yu Na. Her presence adds a delightful layer to the narrative, and her interactions with the main characters are both heartwarming and humorous. She quickly became my favorite, enriching the story with her unique charm.


Song Ji-oh, Semantic Error
Song Ji-oh, Semantic Error

The visual appeal of "Semantic Error" really caught my eye with its trendy and contemporary feel. The strategic use of color schemes and lighting, particularly in key scenes, significantly uplifts the storytelling.


Moreover, the stunning views and dynamic street shots are a highlight, adding an element of visual sophistication to the narrative. These picturesque backdrops and lively urban scenes not only enhance the aesthetic charm of the series but also effectively create a captivating sense of place and atmosphere.


There's also this unforgettable moment where Jang Jae-young playfully suggests to Chu Sang-woo that they try out a 'two-week trial' relationship. This scene, with its blend of humor and romantic tension, is my favorite moment in the show. It perfectly encapsulates the unique charm and witty banter that the series is known for.


Here is a quote from that moment:


"Choo Sang-woo: You don't mean to say that love is a solution?

Jang Jae-young: If you really don't know, why not try a two-week trial?"


Watcha, Semantic Error
Watcha, Semantic Error

All in all, it was a fun show to watch and with just 8 episodes, each lasting about 20 to 30 minutes, the series is perfect for a quick binge-watch. However, this may leave you longing for more content, like it did to me. I will miss this couple! Watch on Viki.


Acting: 5/5

Storyline: 4/5

Cinematography: 5/5

Overall Entertainment Value: 5/5


 I rate it 9 stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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