It goes without saying that the South Korean 'Hallyu' wave is once again at its peak with the likes of Squid Game and the more recent Pachinko taking the world by storm, captivating the hearts and minds of viewers across the globe with their phenomenal storylines, spot-on cinematography and flawless on-screen performance. But besides the engaging plots, the near-perfect visuals and the skilled acting, much of the craze and appeal behind K-dramas lies in its star-studded cast of the most gorgeous K-actors that have their fans swooning from head to toe in sheer awe. I mean take a face and a built worthy of the Gods, throw in legs that go on for days and height that towers well above the rest, and audiences everywhere can’t help but go starry-eyed and sigh with delight.
Now. go ahead and collect all of those excellent qualities and add the bubbling BL trend to the mix, and the result is that every gay romance South Korea puts out gets the world talking—with this year’s latest and greatest South Korean BL drama, Semantic Error (adapted from the popular web novel of the same name) as no exception. Particular highlights of the record smashing BL series include its two main protagonists, stars Park Seo Ham and Park Jae Chan, both of whom got their start in K-pop idol groups.
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It’s a sign of Semantic Error’s massive popularity that it has already been turned into a webtoon and an animated show, and now a live-action drama.
The story revolves around social outcast Chu Sang Woo, a college junior majoring in mechanical engineering, and Jang Jae Young, a college senior with the face and body of a model who somehow manages to balance majoring in visual design and being the talk of the town. As fate would have it, they somehow find themselves developing a mobile game together and in the process, sparks fly between this odd couple, igniting a campus romance full of both sweetness and heart-pounding passion that neither of them could have ever imagined.
Playing the lead role of Jang Jae Young is Park Seo Ham, a former member of Korean boy group KNK who once trained alongside BTS under Big Hit Entertainment. He later came in second in auditions to become a trainee actor at JYP Entertainment before moving on to YNB Entertainment to become a member of KNK. The actor most recently signed an exclusive contract with NPIO Entertainment right ahead of his military enlistment.
Before making his official debut as a K-pop idol, Ham appeared as a backup dancer for girl group BESTie in their songs “Zzang Christmas” and “I Need You.” In 2015, he along with the rest of the KNK members hosted the hit reality show My Keunakeun Television, and had their debut showcase the following year. Park Seo Ham used his membership in the group as a springboard to make his way into acting and even though he left the group after only five years for personal reasons, his status as an idol coupled with his youthful good looks have kept him appearing all over the Korean showbiz industry and have won him the lead role in Semantic Error, which is now exclusively available right here on GagaOOLala. Fans of the tall and slender actor should make sure not to miss it!
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