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  • Drama: When the Camellia Blooms
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Sep 18, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2, Netflix
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 19,029 users)
  • Ranked: #315
  • Popularity: #124
  • Watchers: 44,924

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Dong Baek is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil Gu. The people of Ongsan frequently gossip about Dong Baek. She grew up as an orphan, is a single mother and runs a bar where many of the men in Ongsan frequent. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong Shik is deeply in love with her. Meanwhile, Dong Baek's ex-boyfriend Kang Jong Ryeol suddenly reappears in her life. He is a famous baseball player, that hid their relationship when they dated. While Dong Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong Baek may be a target. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Two versions available: 40 episodes (TV) || 20 episodes (online) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Русский
  • Español
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Sep 18, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2 Netflix
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 19,029 users)
  • Ranked: #315
  • Popularity: #124
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Reviews

Completed
misu
57 people found this review helpful
Nov 21, 2019
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama was full of happy and sad moments throughout. It contained cute romantic scenes to heart wrenching goodbyes, this drama had it all following multiple stories but not dragging the attention away from the main characters.

'When the Camellia Blooms' is about a single mother who moves to Ongsasn with her extremely young son in hopes of owning a successful bar, The story progresses over 5 or so years where her bar isn't going exactly as well as she had planned and neither does she really fit in with the rest of the community there, she later on meets Yong Sik a police officer who falls for her at one glance. The story follows the two going through hardships to do with family and also a serial murder on the loose (sounds kind of clique lol)

The story was really well written and laid out, especially focusing on relationships with the character's mother's and being a mother, plus the sacrifices and hardships you have to overcome to protect your child. The story also followed with romance with a fateful couple and a married couple falling out of love.

The acting was really well played and suited each of the characters personalities! All really well acted. The emotions displayed really play with your heart strings! Especially DongBaek and her raw emotions and her crying is extremely contagious!!! Plus the interactions between Dongbaek and Yong Sik are so natural and have so many emotions it feels like your watching a couple together in public!

I really recommend this drama it's full of many versatile genres which would be the taste of most people as each genre is spread throughout the episodes so it 's not constantly romance or not constantly about crime or family which is sometimes a bit tasteless or insensitive to some moments in dramas but this is spread consistently so it doesn't always feel so strained and forced especially when it comes to romance between two characters where the chemistry is basically non existent

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Ongoing 40/40
BootyfulSwan
46 people found this review helpful
Nov 17, 2019
40 of 40 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Best 2019 drama. It’s very warm and realistic. A story about mothers, society and relationship. Mothers sacrifice a lot of things for their children. Responsibility as adults too. Sometimes people’s tongue can hurt other people so we should be careful of what we say even though it’s not intentionally. Some mothers can be selfish because they want the best for their children. Relationship will cause friction and it’s only natural that way, but we learn to stand up for ourselves, learning to set up boundaries. This show has a lot of lessons for us to learn from.

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