Semantic Error (2022) Review


A teaser poster was released ahead of the exclusive release of Watcha on February 16th for the online content streaming service Watcha campus romance drama ‘Semantic Error’.

On the other hand, ‘Semantic Error’ depicts the campus romance between Kong-Gong and Sang-Woo (Park Jae-Chan), the ‘Assassin’ Sang-Woo (Park Jae-Chan), and the design that appears like an error in his perfectly woven daily life, and the Jang Jae-Young (Park Seo-Ham).

Computer science major Chu Sang Woo is the epitome of an inflexible and strict rule-abiding person. While working on a liberal arts group project with freeloaders who don’t put in any effort, Sang Woo reasonably decides to remove their names from the final presentation.

But he didn’t imagine how involved he would become with the person whose study-abroad plans were messed up because of that project. The involved person: the campus star who everyone knows, Department of Design’s Jang Jae Young. He has everything from skills, looks, family background and good relationships except for 1 big problem: Chu Sang Woo.

The teaser poster released on the 17th contains a two-shot of Jang Jae-young and Cho Sang-woo in front of the vending machine. While the green vending machine on one side of the poster gives off a refreshing feeling as a whole, the fresh chemistry created by Jang Jae-young and Cho Sang-woo makes us look forward to the youthful romance they will draw.

In the poster, Cho Sang-woo is surprised by Jang Jae-young, who appeared from behind while trying to take out a can of coffee from the vending machine. Jang Jae-young, who snatched the canned coffee instead, cleverly sits close to Sang-woo. This suggests the relationship of Jang Jae-young, who appeared like an error in Cho Sang-woo’s daily life. The phrase “I’m curious, an error called you” inserted along with it arouses curiosity about what kind of things this error-like encounter will create.

In addition, the polar opposite images of Jang Jae-young and Cho Sang-woo rob people of attention. Jang Jae-young, who smartly matches a hoodie with a blue jacket, and Sang-woo Cho, who wears the same checkered pattern as the symbol of an engineering student, seem to show two very different personalities even though the fashions are different. Above all, the difference in size that is clearly felt even when sitting adds to the excitement index.

In addition, the details are hidden in the poster raise the expectations of the original fans. In the original novel ‘Semantic Error’, ‘Black Holic’ canned coffee, which was an important medium in the relationship between Jae-Young Jang and Sang-Woo Cho, appeared in the teaser poster. Attention is focused on how the campus romance of Jang Jae-young and Chu Sang-woo, which has captured many readers, will be realized in the drama.

What happens when an engineer and an artist whose personalities are like oil and water have to work together? Jang Jae Young is like a semantic error in the perfect world of Chu Sang Woo. Will Sang Woo be able to debug this?


  • Drama: Semantic Error
  • Native Title: 시맨틱 에러
  • Also Known As: Simaentig Eleo
  • Genres: Romance, School, Youth
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Airs: Feb 16, 2022 – Mar 10, 2022
  • Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older