When the Camellia Blooms (Korean: 동백꽃 필 무렵; RR: Dongbaek-kkot pil muryeop) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Gong Hyo-Jin, Kang Ha-neul and Kim Ji-seok. It airs on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot starting from September 18, 2019.
Dong-Baek (Kong Hyo-Jin) is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil-Gu (Kim Kang-Hoon). The people of Ongsan frequently gossip about Dong-Baek. She grew up as an orphan, is a single mother and runs a bar where many of the men in Ongsan frequent. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong-Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong-Sik (Kang Ha-Neul) is deeply in love with her. Meanwhile, Dong-Baek's ex-boyfriend Kang Jong-Ryeol (Kim Ji-Suk) suddenly reappears in her life. He is a famous baseball player, that hid their relationship when they dated. While Dong-Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong-Baek may be a target.
[ Dongbaek-kkot pil muryeop ]