Kyu-Sung Lee was born on February 16, 1992 in South Korea. According to Soompi’s report, the event was held without an audience in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. While initially, we saw Pil-gu and Yong-sik protect Dong-baek from the neighborhood ahjummas’ bullying and the serial killer, eventually, it was Dong-baek who took charge and resolved these issues herself. We needed some happy domestic realness with Dong-baek and Yong-sik! Drama extensions almost always drag out the plot for too long, and this is exactly what happened in Camellia too. But our lovebirds hardly left the puppy love stage of their relationship. Just endlessly supporting his lady, complimenting her, and being genuinely amazed by her strength while respecting her personal boundaries make him a perfect boyfriend. The show began on a very antagonistic note with the ahjummas treating her as an outcast for being a single mom who runs a bar, but the tough hearts of these ladies melted as they saw Dong-baek deal with one obstacle after another. (Fact: The writer and director of the series had Gong Hyo-jin in mind when they were writing and developing the story. Best Female Entertainer ... Jang Do-yeon – Food Bless You Hong Hyun-hee – Wife’s Taste. Seasons. Adding so many characters to the pool of suspicion made it seem painfully obvious that none of them were guilty, and took a bit of fun out of it. Ahn Kyeong-tae (안경태) Midway into the show, the writers began planting seeds of doubts against almost every character in the show—Jung-sook, Jong-ryeol, Hyang-mi, Gyu-tae, Jessica, you name it. In fact, I was almost relieved when Pil-gu disapproves of Dong-baek and Yong-sik simply because it was adorable. Gong Hyo-jin. Her resistance to Yong-sik dating Dong-baek was kind of understandable in the initial episodes, but when her character did not develop, her attitude began reeking of hypocrisy and my patience ran out. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, 8 Action K-Dramas Like 'Vagabond' That Will Give You Adrenaline Rush, Hwang Jung-min’s, Im Yoon-ah’s daily lives as reporters unveiled in main poster for ‘Hush’, Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young are passionate career women in new stills from ‘Run On’, UPDATE: Two upcoming K-dramas temporarily stop filming; background actor tests positive for COVID-19, Ji Chang-wook, Kim Ji-won’s ‘City Couple’s Way of Love’ to air on Netflix, ‘Start-Up’ actor Kim Do-wan to lead in upcoming webtoon-based drama ‘Frightening Cohabitation’. Please log in again. On the one hand, it was gratifying to watch an affection-starved Dong-baek reconnect with her mother, but on the other hand, Jung-sook’s constant dropping in and out of Dong-baek’s life and the final revelation of her illness kept being rehashed. It was nuanced and realistic, and never fell into cliches or gave us the impression that something about her needed to be fixed. Trot Where Is My Home? She displays anger and annoyance at those who have hurt her, but it is never at the cost of her gentle heart. And he wasn’t some saint-like kid who never got jealous or annoyed. Even Jong-ryeol interrupting our couple’s romance after the 47th time tested my patience just a bit. "When the Camellia Blooms" is set in the fictional town of Ongsan, South Korea. This brings me to the serial killer ‘Joker’ arc, which left me hot and cold. But while I started out by enjoying multiple arcs involving their characters, I noticed that these parts sometimes took the focus away from the main arc—which should have been the relationship between Yong-sik, Dong-baek, and Pil-gu. In his own way, Pil-gu dealt with the changes in his mom’s life the best way he could—from the reappearance of his dad to his mom falling for Yong-sik. It aired on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 time slot from September 18 to November 21, 2019. 40 episodes. For further information, click FIND OUT MORE. Kang Ha-neul has never tackled a lead role in a rom-com before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect but by the end of the drama, I was smitten. 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When the Camellia Blooms. This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 02:18. I always knew there was more to her story than just being a gold-digging kleptomaniac, but when her past was finally revealed, I sobbed. Baeksang Arts Awards is held every year to honor outstanding achievements in South Korean film, television, and theater. How Do You Play? Dongbaek is a single mother. AD. Delicious Rendezvous Iceland in Three Meals, Best Educational Show Giant PengTV Docu Insight – Archive Project Modern Korea The Page Turners PD Note – Prosecution Reporters SBS Special – Yo Han Ssi Dol Yong Hyun, Best Variety Performer – Male Yoo Jae-suk – How Do You Play? The biggest positive development of the second half of the show, besides Dong-baek learning to stand up for herself, was the town ahjummas opening up to her. The instances of them ganging up to protect her from the serial killer, and later, the whole town coming together to save Dong-baek’s mom from dying, made even my cold heart thaw. But the final reveal, yet again, kept going around in circles. It isn’t easy to love someone and also have them reciprocate your love, so it was nice to watch two people cherish each other unabashedly. By continued use, you agree to our privacy policy and accept our use of such cookies. Despite my frustrations with the writing in the show, I feel that all the actors really elevated the script, particularly supporting cast members Kim Sun-young, who was underutilized but still a delight; Jun Bae-soo, whose character is probably the only cop I’ll trust after Yong-sik; Lee Jung-eun, who keeps on delivering solid performances this year; and Oh Jung-se, who infused the plot with comedy.