8.3
64 votes
When the Camellia Blooms

When the Camellia Blooms

Netflix 2019

Dongbaek, an orphan and single mother, owns a small bar sharing her name — a name which translates to camellia (a small, flowering tree) in English. Dongbaek's life takes a new turn after meeting Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town. Yongsik, having been raised by a single mom himself, understands Dongbaek’s challenges and embraces her dearly. The two fall in love despite social stigma against single parenthood.

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The 10 Best Episodes of When the Camellia Blooms

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E40

#1 - Do Miracles Happen? (2)

8.92

Season 1 - Episode 40

Dongbaek and Yong-sik come to a sinking realization about the Joker, Gyu-tae goes after what he wants, and Jong-ryeol makes peace with Jessica.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E39

#2 - Do Miracles Happen? (1)

8.70

Season 1 - Episode 39

Dongbaek and Yong-sik come to a sinking realization about the Joker, Gyu-tae goes after what he wants, and Jong-ryeol makes peace with Jessica.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E21

#3 - The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (1)

8.67

Season 1 - Episode 21

When things get out of hand at Pil Goo's baseball game, Yong Shik steps in. Dong Baek stands by Hyang Mi, who is running from something.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E22

#4 - The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (2)

8.67

Season 1 - Episode 22

When things get out of hand at Pil Goo's baseball game, Yong Shik steps in. Dong Baek stands by Hyang Mi, who is running from something.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E38

#5 - 7 Years and 3 Months Of Motherhood (2)

8.58

Season 1 - Episode 38

Dongbaek wants to help with Jeong-suk's problem, but she won't listen. Yong-sik isn't finished with the Joker just yet. Jong-ryeol protects his own.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E14
#6 - The Ongsan Fairy (2)
8.54
Season 1 - Episode 14

Dongbaek finds resolve. Jong-ryeol heads back to town after a fight with Jessica. Yong-sik investigates the Joker.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
When the Camellia Blooms - S1E12
#7 - 1986.08.29 Born to Be a Hippo (2)
8.46
Season 1 - Episode 12

A long-lost figure Dongbaek never expected to see again reenters her life. Gyu-tae, cornered by Hyang-mi, takes his frustrations to Camellia.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
When the Camellia Blooms - S1E31
#8 - Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (1)
8.40
Season 1 - Episode 31

Jong-ryeol finds out what Jessica did with his car on the night Hyang-mi disappeared. Dongbaek heads out to retrieve her abandoned scooter.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
When the Camellia Blooms - S1E32
#9 - Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (2)
8.40
Season 1 - Episode 32

Jong-ryeol finds out what Jessica did with his car on the night Hyang-mi disappeared. Dongbaek heads out to retrieve her abandoned scooter.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
When the Camellia Blooms - S1E30
#10 - Mother (2)
8.36
Season 1 - Episode 30

Kwak Deok-sun remains dead set against Dongbaek's love for Yong-sik. Further truths about Jeong-suk -- who's nowhere to be seen surface.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

Comments

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One of my favourite dramas of the year! The characters were lovely and this drama had the perfect mix of action, comedy and romance.

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If there's a real-life Yong-shik out there please find me.

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This was truly a drama deserving and worthy of its praise. It would definitely join those note-worthy dramas that people know and are on the tip of the mouth. After watching this finale episode and really thinking about it - I am amazed at what this drama has done. Usually a movie or drama, would just touch on the genre it is focusing on and make you experience that emotions associated with it. For example, thriller = being scared, comedy = laughter, happiness, mystery = anxiety, on the edge of seat, adventure/action = excited, exhilarating, etc. However, When the Camellia Blooms, surpass and exceeded that sort of boundary. Looking back and thinking about it now, this is probably one of the very few dramas, that seems to have gone beyond its supposed "genre" and made me feel every single emotion that can be felt. From melancholy, to despair, to anger, to frustration, to anxiety, to laughter, to happiness, to excitement, to happiness; and most importantly to have another kind of understanding of what love is, what love can be, and how to feel and express it.

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75% 2020-02-25 I like it at the moment, but it is too damn slow. [spoiler]Also, I don't like they spoiler themselves telling who is the assassin and who was assasinated way to early.[/spoiler] 92% 2020-07-19. Still is very slow and I don't see why is the purpose of the chapters after [spoiler]the detention of the joker[/spoiler]

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THAT WAS SO HEARTWARMING. I swear Gong Hyo-jin has brilliant taste in dramas.

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I just want to say that the Kang Haneul work is THE BEST THING IN THE SERIES. I have acted so well !!! I'm fall in love with him, and I can't believe that I couldn't see him when he came to Argentina a months ago. The history is not so good like I expect (BUT IS SUPER FUNNY), It have a lot of cliches and ridiculous plot twist in some times and a few characters. Well... most are boring and stupid.

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This drama is so good! The genre mix of thriller, comedy and romance was done very well. It's easy to brush over the parent-child relationship in shows like this to give more room to the adults' story, but they embrace it in a way I didn't expect. I love it.

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