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.

Netflix Shows Netflix rarbg Asian Dramas Korean Dramas Korean Dramas KDramas or Soulmates? TV | Latest Releases Netflix Original TV Shows Asian Dramas

The 10 Worst Episodes of When the Camellia Blooms

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E1

#1 - The Woman with the Germanium Bracelet (1)

7.72

Season 1 - Episode 1

Dong Baek, a single mother who runs a bar called Camellia, deals with her neighbors' opinions, and Hwang Yong Shik meets someone admirable.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 18 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E2

#2 - The Woman with the Germanium Bracelet (2)

7.72

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dong Baek, a single mother who runs a bar called Camellia, deals with her neighbors' opinions, and Hwang Yong Shik meets someone admirable.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 18 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E3

#3 - The Good, The Bad, and The Cheap (1)

7.80

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dongbaek and Pil-gu both stand up to bullies -- and get help from Yong-sik. While back in town, Kang Jong-ryeol makes a startling discovery.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 15 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E27

#4 - My Mom's Age Lines "And That Is How My Mom Aged." (1)

7.89

Season 1 - Episode 27

Dong Baek realizes why Jo Jung Seok came back to her. Gyu Tae's miserable day gets even worse when Yong Shik comes around to ask about Hyang Mi.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 9 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E19

#5 - Nice People Can't Get Lucky (1)

7.91

Season 1 - Episode 19

Dongbaek decides she is a changed woman. Yong-sik hears about the Joker's past patterns. Jong-ryeol cries in front of Pil-gu.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 11 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E25

#6 - The End of All the Flirting (1)

7.91

Season 1 - Episode 25

Dongbaek is unsure whether Hyang-mi really ran away. Meanwhile, Yong-sik grows increasingly worried as more fires break out.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 11 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E18

#7 - I Will Welcome Everyone (2)

8.07

Season 1 - Episode 18

As Dongbaek packs up Camellia, Yong-sik's investigation turns up something suspicious, and Jong-ryeol delivers an expensive package.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 14 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E17

#8 - I Will Welcome Everyone (1)

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 17

As Dongbaek packs up Camellia, Yong-sik's investigation turns up something suspicious, and Jong-ryeol delivers an expensive package.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 13 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E9

#9 - A Wish, an Affair, and Turmoil (1)

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 9

Amid the backlash against his feelings for Dongbaek, Yong-sik learns about her past run-in with the serial killer. Gyu-tae crosses a line with his wife.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E20

#10 - Nice People Can't Get Lucky (2)

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 20

Dongbaek decides she is a changed woman. Yong-sik hears about the Joker's past patterns. Jong-ryeol cries in front of Pil-gu.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E24
#11 - Don't Forget Me (2)
8.10
Season 1 - Episode 24

Ahead of leaving Camellia for good, Hyang-mi needs more cash. Yong-sik eyes a suspect. Dongbaek deals with another visit from Jong-ryeol.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 10 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E33
#12 - The Ongsan Avengers (1)
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 33

Dongbaek's neighbors form a protection squad around her, while Yong-sik doubles down on the Joker. Pil-gu gets the wrong idea about what's going on.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 9 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E34
#13 - The Ongsan Avengers (2)
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 34

Dongbaek's neighbors form a protection squad around her, while Yong-sik doubles down on the Joker. Pil-gu gets the wrong idea about what's going on.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 9 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E5
#14 - The Mutt's Strategy (1)
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 5

As gossip seems to be growing, Dongbaek tries to push away Yong-sik, but he gets worried when he finds an unsettling message inside the bar.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 16 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E7
#15 - The Country Boy (1)
8.17
Season 1 - Episode 7

Jong-ryeol takes care of Pil-gu in his own way, Yong-sik makes a loud confession to the neighborhood, and No Gyu-tae looks for respect.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 12 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E26
#16 - The End of All the Flirting (2)
8.18
Season 1 - Episode 26

Dongbaek is unsure whether Hyang-mi really ran away. Meanwhile, Yong-sik grows increasingly worried as more fires break out.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 11 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E23
#17 - Don't Forget Me (1)
8.20
Season 1 - Episode 23

Ahead of leaving Camellia for good, Hyang-mi needs more cash. Yong-sik eyes a suspect. Dongbaek deals with another visit from Jong-ryeol.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 10 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E13
#18 - The Ongsan Fairy (1)
8.21
Season 1 - Episode 13

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

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 14 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E15
#19 - The Lynx of This Area (1)
8.21
Season 1 - Episode 15

The Joker’s new message spooks Dongbaek and sends Yong-sik looking through CCTV footage. Hyang-mi continues to blackmail Gyu-tae.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 14 votes.

When the Camellia Blooms - S1E28
#20 - My Mom's Age Lines "And That Is How My Mom Aged." (2)
8.22
Season 1 - Episode 28

Dong Baek realizes why Jo Jung Seok came back to her. Gyu Tae's miserable day gets even worse when Yong Shik comes around to ask about Hyang Mi.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of When the Camellia Blooms from 9 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

Comments

avatar

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

avatar

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

avatar

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.

avatar

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]

avatar

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

avatar

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.

avatar

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.

Search for TV shows...

About Me

I am Sophie and this is my website.

A little about me 👋 I am a marketing student in Paris. I love spending afternoons with friends in a cafe or a park.

But more than anything else, I love watching (.. binging…) series on my computer on rainy Sundays or any sunny day for that matter 🙈

I must have watched hundreds of shows by now, from romance to science-fiction series. Often I like to go back to a show I enjoyed. But I don’t feel like watching it all over again…

I created this website so myself and others could find the best episodes of our favourite shows. As of today, I have about 1,000 shows on the website with votes and rating coming from fans.

Hopefully, you can join me from your sofa and enjoy some nice TV!

- Sophie ☕️🍰