When the Camellia Blooms (2019) [Dongbaekkkot Pil Muryeop] is a South Korean television series starring Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok, Ji Yi-su, Oh Jung-se, Yeom Hye-ran, Son Dam-bi, Kim Kang-hoon, Go Doo-shim, Lee Jung-eun and Jun Bae-soo. It aired on KBS2 from September 18, 2019 to November 21, 2019. 4 special were also aired for this series.
When the Camellia Blooms became the highest rated mini-series drama airing in 2019 and the series was praised by critics and audiences for its production strengths and solid performances by actors, as well as for its realistic plot and unique genre combinations of romantic-comedy and thriller.
Dongbaek, an orphan who grew up to become a single mom, meets and falls in love with Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town.
When the Camellia Blooms is a romantic thriller-comedy about the realistic, passionate love between a woman, Dong Baek and three different men who come into her life, one a good man, one a bad man, and another a cheap man.
Dong-baek, an orphan and single mother, moves to the fictional town of Ongsan and opens a bar named Camellia. 6 years later, Dong-baek meets playful Yong-sik, a do-gooder police officer. He confesses his love to her and even though Dong-baek does not reciprocate, Yong-sik persists in wooing her. When Yong-sik’s mother discovers his pursuit of Dong-baek, she strongly opposes the relationship as Dong-baek is a single mother with a son. At the same time Dong-baek’s past lover, and the father of her child, is also trying to win her back. Meanwhile, a notorious killer sets out to claim Dong-baek as his next victim and Yong-sik must protect her fiercely while attempting to do his job as a policeman and figure out who the killer is.
Episodes: 40 and 4 Specials