I think we might have the beginnings of a nice hit show for KBS on our hands. Not only did When the Camellia Blooms maintain their amazing ratings for the opening episode, they also increased it by a substantial amount, taking the average ratings from 7.4% to 8.3%. Ah-mazing.
There is something about this show that is hitting its mark with Korean audiences. We’ll have to see if it keeps it up for its third and fourth episodes next week. But from its zero buzz to its amazing performance at its premiere show, I can only imagine many more people giving this tiny little show that could a chance.
I really enjoyed the opening episodes. It had the character development, the fun situational comedy of the area, the gorgeous wide angle shots of the town (especially along the water, goodness), and the simplicity of the storyline. Dong-baek is just a girl raising a kid in a neighborhood that does not want her there y’all. But she tries to keep an open spirit about it all.
Now she has a very infatuated albeit bumbling bachelor openly asking for her attention, who just so happens to be a detective with his own spidey sense which will hopefully come in handy when dealing with the serial killer that no one has been able to catch for years. if the murder mystery does not drag this story down into the depths of despair, then I think it has the makings of a great delightful show!