[HanCinema's News] "Semantic Error" Tops Watcha Leaderboard for 4th Straight Week
By William Schwartz | Published on
According to new data released by Watcha, the Boys Love campus romance "Semantic Error" remains the most popular program on the South Korean streaming service for the fourth straight week. The eight episode drama started on February 16th and ended on March 10th. Though the release was low-key, as time went on "Semantic Error" gained a significant following thanks to positive discussion of it on social media.
This popularity hit a crescendo with the premiere of the final episode, and attention was further drawn to the drama due to the accusation that one of its stars, Jae Chan, engaged in vicious high school bullying. Nevertheless, interest is still high for a possible second season. However, this seems unlikely, as the show's other star, Park Seo-ham, entered mandatory military service on March 10th.
The greater "Semantic Error" story itself still goes on, as the webtoon on which the drama is based still continues to publish new chapters. So far none of the cast or crew for "Semantic Error" have confirmed upcoming projects. Worldwide, "Semantic Error" is available to watch on Rakuten Viki.
Written by William Schwartz
"Semantic Error" is directed by Kim Soo-jung-V, written by Jason, Jeo Soo-ri, and features Park Seo-ham, Jae Chan, Song Ji-oh, Kim No-jin, Kim Won-ki, Choi Soo-gyun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2022/02/16~2022/03/10, Wed, Thu 17:00 on Watcha.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.