Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Haneul’s drama When the Camellia Blooms is coming out this week! You may not have noticed though because they haven’t actually been releasing much about it. Or at least not as much as I would like. But they did release a long teaser that had me excited in the first three minutes, but then the serial killer showed up (yes really) and dampened my mood. But at least I learned a lot more about the show!
So, When the Camellia Blooms is about a single mother who moves to a coastal town and starts a bar called The Camellia. All the men end up loving her because they drink at her bar all night long and don’t go home to their wives. All the women end up hating her because their men spend all their money drinking at Gong Hyo-jin’s bar all night. So, they want her gone like yesterday. As her kid grows up to elementary school age, it causes issues with him as well because he gets into fights with other kids at school, poor thing.
So, Gong Hyo-jin is pretty much the pariah of the small coastal town. But, that is where Kang Haneul comes in because he ends up falling for her hard core and does not care that she is a bar owner or a single mother. He just wants him some Gong Hyo-jin. SO, most of the long teaser is him telling everyone he can that he likes her as well as yelling at the top of his lungs how much he likes her. Also, there is a serial killer around that targets single women who own bars (or something like that) so Kang Haneul wants to stick to Gong Hyo-jin like glue in order to protect her.
And, that is pretty much what is on the long teaser. I was with it until the serial killer and then that gave me pause as to if I actually want to watch this drama. Of course I’m still going to check out the first couple episodes because this is from the same writer that gave us Fight for My Way, so I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt. I also love Gong Hyo-jin.
When the Camellia Blooms airs tomorrow, September 18th at 22:00 on KBS. It also looks like Netflix has picked up this one to air for international viewers.