Romantic Comedy / Thriller

When the Camellia Blooms

When the Camellia Blooms award-winning Korean drama follows the determined, resolute and driven single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo-jin) who owns a bar called Camellia where she faces daily criticism due to her occupation and her status as a single working mother.  She meets police officer Hwang Yong-sik (Kang Ha-neul) who is immediately smitten with her, however, she keeps him at arms-length to avoid being the object of speculation.  Things are further complicated with the re-emergence of her son’s father Kang Jong-ryu (Kim Ji-seok) in her life and the threat of a serial killer that is stalking her.  

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2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Grand Prize (Daesang)
  • Best Screenplay Lim Sang-choon
  • Best Actor Kang Ha-neul
  • Best Supporting Actor Oh Jung-se

2020 32nd Korea Producer Awards

  • Best Drama

2019 13th Korean Media Awards

  • Best TV Show on Digital Terrestrial Television

2019 18th Korea First Brand Awards

  • Best Actor Kang Ha-neul

2019 KBS Drama Awards

  • Grand Prize (Daesang) Gong Hyo-jin
  • Top Excellence Award Actor Kang Ha-neul Excellence Award
  • Actor in a mid-length drama Kim Ji-suk Excellence Award
  • Actress in a mid-length drama Lee Jung-eun
  • Best Supporting Actor Oh Jung-se
  • Best Supporting Actress Yeom Hye-ran
  • Best Child Actor Kim Kang-hoon
  • Best New Actress Son Dam-bi Netizen Award Actor Kang Ha Neul
  • Best Couple Award Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-neul
  • Best Couple Award Oh Jung-se and Yeom Hye-ran
  • Best Writer Lim Sang-choon
Directed by: Cha Yeong-hoon
Written by: Lim Sang-choon
Starring: Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Son Dam-bi, Kim Ji-seok
Extended Cast: Yi Ji-su, Oh Jung-se, Yeom Hye-ran, Son Dam-bi, Kim Kang-hoon, Go Doo-shim, Carson Allen
Original network: KBS
Original release: 18 September 2019
No. of episodes: 32
Running Time: 35 minutes
Producer(s): Kim Hie-yeol
Production Company(s): Pan Entertainment
Distributor: KBS, Netflix
Source: KBS