When the Camellia Blooms is a story of Dongbaek, an orphan who grew up to become a single mom. She owns a small bar, also called ‘Dongbaek’ which means camellia in English. Her life takes a new turn after meeting Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town. They fall in love despite social stigma against single parenthood. Yongsik, having been raised by a single mom himself, understands Dongbaek’s challenges and embraces her dearly.

  1. Im Sang-choon


Series Cast

  1. Gong Hyo-jin

    Gong Hyo-jin


    40 Episodes

  2. Kang Ha-neul

    Kang Ha-neul

    Hwang Yong-sik

    40 Episodes

  3. Kim Ji-seok

    Kim Ji-seok

    Kang Jong-ryeol

    40 Episodes

  4. Ji E-su

    Ji E-su


    40 Episodes

  5. Oh Jung-se

    Oh Jung-se

    No Gyu-tae

    40 Episodes

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When the Camellia Blooms

Season 1

2019 | 40 Episodes

Season 1 of When the Camellia Blooms premiered on September 17, 2019.

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When the Camellia Blooms
When the Camellia Blooms


Original Name 동백꽃 필 무렵

Status Ended


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  • 15


    This rating is for programs that contain material that may be inappropriate for children under 15, and that parental discretion should be used. Examples include most dramas, and talk shows on OTA (over-the-air) TV (KBS, MBC, SBS), and many American TV shows/dramas on Cable TV channels like OCN and OnStyle. The programs that have this rating may include moderate or strong adult themes, language, sexual inference, and violence. As with the TV-MA rating in North America, this rating is commonly applied to live events where the occurrence of inappropriate dialogue is unpredictable. Since 2007, this rating is the most used rating for TV.

Type Scripted

Original Language Korean

Runtime 35m



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