When the Camellia Blooms continues to impress ratings wise, pulling in a whopping 13.1% national viewership and 14.9% Seoul viewership on its 7th episode (listed as episodes 13 and 14 in Korea). It is the highest viewership the show has had during its run and the highest that KBS has had in a while, so you know the team is squealing in delight behind the scenes. I mean, I would.
Not only are the ratings impressive, it is also well deserved for this strange show with a serial killer by the sea that has pouty moments of withheld longing blubbering itself out at the local precinct after your mama smacks you for protecting your lady love from the blundering richest man in town that really only wants free peanuts, please (episode 6: Born to be a Hippo). So yeah, this show is weird and yet works in a strange way.