When the Camellia Blooms

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When the Camellia Blooms
When the Camellia Blooms.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul동백꽃 필 무렵
Genre
Written byLim Sang-choon
Directed byCha Yeong-hoon
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes40
Production
Producer(s)Kim Hie-yeol
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)Pan Entertainment
Distributor
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 18 (2019-09-18) –
November 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)
External links
Website

When the Camellia Blooms (Korean동백꽃 필 무렵; RRDongbaek-kkot pil muryeop) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul and Kim Ji-seok. It aired on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot from September 18 to November 21, 2019.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

The story of Dong Baek, owner of a bar named Camellia, whose life changes after she encounters two men.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Special Appearance[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 3, 2019 (2019-10-03)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Foolish Love" (이상한 사람)John Park3:45
2."Foolish Love" (Inst.) 3:45

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Loser"O.WHEN4:04
2."Loser" (Inst.) 4:04

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."You Are My Vitamin" (너는 내게 비타민 같아)Motte (ft. Yongzoo)3:59
2."You Are My Vitamin" (Inst.) 3:59

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 16, 2019 (2019-10-16)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."You Are As Pretty As A Flower" (꽃처럼 예쁜 그대)Onestar3:41
2."You Are As Pretty As A Flower" (Inst.) 3:41

Part 5[edit]

Released on October 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Good To Be With You" (괜찮나요)Soyou4:20
2."Good To Be With You" (Inst.) 4:20

Part 6[edit]

Released on October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Like A Heroine In The Movie" (영화 속에 나오는 주인공처럼)Punch3:55
2."Like A Heroine In The Movie" (Inst.) 3:55

Part 7[edit]

Released on November 6, 2019 (2019-11-06)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."At That Time" (그 무렵)Kim Na-young4:33
2."At That Time" (Inst.) 4:33

Part 8[edit]

Released on November 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."When Winter Comes" (겨울이 오면)Kim Feel4:19
2."When Winter Comes" (Inst.) 4:19

Part 9[edit]

Released on November 13, 2019 (2019-11-13)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Destiny Tells Me" (운명이 내게 말해요)Heize3:12
2."Destiny Tells Me" (Inst.) 3:12

Part 10[edit]

Released on November 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."I’ll Be With You"Ga Eun3:36
2."I’ll Be With You" (Inst.) 3:36

Part 11[edit]

Released on November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Mom" (내 맘)Kim Yeon-ji3:15
2."Mom" (Inst.) 3:15

Chart performance[edit]

Title Year Peak
positions
Remarks Ref.
KOR
"Like A Heroine In The Movie"
(영화 속에 나오는 주인공처럼) (Punch)
2019 56 Part 6 [8]

Ratings[edit]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
  • Each night's broadcast is divided into two 35-minute episodes with a commercial break in between.
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[9] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 September 18, 2019 The Woman with the Germanium Bracelet 6.3% (11th) 6.7% (8th) 7.4%
2 7.4% (6th) 7.6% (7th) 8.7%
3 September 19, 2019 The Good, the Bad, and the Cheap 6.7% (9th) 7.0% (8th) 6.4%
4 8.3% (6th) 8.7% (5th) 7.9%
5 September 25, 2019 The Mutt's Strategy 8.6% (7th) 9.4% (5th) 7.5%
6 10.0% (4th) 11.0% (3rd) 8.7%
7 September 26, 2019 The Country Boy 7.7% (8th) 7.4% (7th) 7.5%
8 10.0% (5th) 10.0% (4th) 9.2%
9 October 2, 2019 A Wish, an Affair, and Turmoil 9.3% (7th) 10.1% (3rd) 8.4%
10 11.5% (2nd) 12.4% (2nd) 9.3%
11 October 3, 2019 1986.08.29. Born to Be a Hippo 10.2% (5th) 10.6% (5th) N/A
12 12.9% (4th) 13.7% (3rd)
13 October 9, 2019 The Ongsan Fairy 11.0% (5th) 12.5% (4th) 9.4%
14 13.1% (2nd) 14.9% (2nd) 11.0%
15 October 10, 2019 The Lynx of This Area 11.0% (4th) 11.6% (4th) 10.7%
16 14.5% (3rd) 15.2% (2nd) 12.9%
17 October 16, 2019 I Will Welcome Everyone 11.0% (5th) 11.8% (4th) 10.2%
18 13.4% (3rd) 14.7% (2nd) 11.5%
19 October 17, 2019 Nice People Can't Get Lucky 12.1% (5th) 13.3% (3rd) 10.0%
20 14.9% (2nd) 16.1% (2nd) 12.8%
21 October 23, 2019 The Hero Appears at the Last Minute 12.9% (4th) 13.3% (3rd) 10.3%
22 16.9% (2nd) 17.5% (2nd) 14.0%
23 October 24, 2019 Don’t Forget Me 13.3% (4th) 13.3% (3rd) 12.7%
24 16.2% (2nd) 16.1% (2nd) 15.1%
25 October 30, 2019 The End Of All The Flirting 14.3% (2nd) 15.3% (2nd) 12.8%
26 16.9% (1st) 17.9% (1st) 14.9%
27 October 31, 2019 My Mom's Age Lines "And That Is How My Mom Aged" 15.0% (3rd) 15.5% (2nd) 14.3%
28 18.4% (1st) 18.8% (1st) 16.9%
29 November 6, 2019 Mother 15.2% (2nd) 15.5% (2nd) 14.1%
30 18.2% (1st) 18.7% (1st) 16.0%
31 November 7, 2019 Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) 15.7% (2nd) 16.5% (2nd) 14.1%
32 18.8% (1st) 19.7% (1st) 17.0%
33 November 13, 2019 The Ongsan Avengers 17.9% (2nd) 18.8% (2nd) 14.5%
34 20.7% (1st) 22.1% (1st) 16.3%
35 November 14, 2019 Life of an 8-year-old 14.0% (3rd) 14.6% (3rd) 13.4%
36 18.1% (1st) 19.3% (1st) 16.7%
37 November 20, 2019 7 Years and 3 Months of Motherhood 18.1% (2nd) 18.6% (2nd) 16.1%
38 20.4% (1st) 21.2% (1st) 19.1%
39 November 21, 2019 Do Miracles Happen? 19.7% (2nd) 20.8% (2nd) 16.6%
40 23.8% (1st) 24.9% (1st) 19.8%
Average 13.9% 14.6% [a]
Special November 27, 2019
November 28, 2019

Reception[edit]

When the Camellia Blooms became the highest rated mini-series drama airing in 2019 with a single episode rating of 23.8%.[10] The series was met with praise by critics and audiences for its production and solid actor's performances. It also received favourable reviews for its realistic plot and unique genre combinations of romantic-comedy and thriller[11].

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kim, Na-hwi (June 12, 2019). "[단독] 모델 지이수, '동백꽃 필 무렵' 출연..김지석 아내+SNS 스타 役". Osen (in Korean). News Chosun. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  2. ^ When the Camellia Blooms - Official Trailer - Netflix (ENG SUB). YouTube (in Korean). The Swoon (Netflix Korea). Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Kang, Seo-jung (July 22, 2019). "'동백꽃 필 무렵' 공효진강하늘김지석오정세염혜란지이수 라인업 완성[공식]". Osen (in Korean). News Chosun. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kong Hyo-jin to Pair with Kang Ha-neul in Upcoming TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. July 13, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kim, Min-ji (July 9, 2019). "[공식입장] 공효진X강하늘, '동백꽃 필 무렵' 출연…9월 첫방". News1 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Lee, So-dam (July 10, 2019). "김지석, '동백꽃 필 무렵' 출연 확정.."공효진 첫사랑 스타야구선수 된다" [공식]". Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Moon, Ji-yeon (July 23, 2019). "[공식] 손담비, '동백꽃 필 무렵' 합류..공효진X강하늘과 호흡". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Week 45, 2019 Digital Chart". November 3–9, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "웃음·눈물 동시에 잡은 '동백꽃 필 무렵', 시청률 20% 돌파···'풍상씨' 넘을까". Naver.
  11. ^ "'동백꽃 필 무렵' 꽉 막힌 해피엔딩♥…자체 최고 '23.8%' 유종의 미". Top Daily News.

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