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. Best Director Mo Wan-il – The World of the Married Kim Sung-yoon – Itaewon Class Lee Jung-hyo – Crash Landing on You Cha Yeong-hoon – When the Camellia Blooms Jeong Dong-yoon – Hot Stove League. The parallels between Dong-baek and Ms. Kwak as single moms and Yong-sik and Pilgu as sons of single moms left scope for so much connection and character development but they ended up being criminally underutilized. And this is what I feel this show will be most remembered for—the healing it gave to all of us. A lot of this repetition is a direct result of the extension, in my opinion, and made for a very rushed ending. By continued use, you agree to our privacy policy and accept our use of such cookies. Every actor gave it their all and made Ongsan a place that I would love to live in myself. First acting role for Kang Ha-Neul since being discharged from the South Korean military on May 23, 2019. Please log in again. The ending of When The Camellia Blooms felt slightly rushed and deprived us of a whole episode of cute Yong-Baek moments, but I think with time I can forgive that, especially with how beautifully all the loose ends were tied up. Baeksang Arts Awards is held every year to honor outstanding achievements in South Korean film, television, and theater. And this is why I loved that the show, till the very last episode, kept the heart of their pure, almost childlike dedication to each other alive. It was especially unbelievable when her stubbornness stayed the same despite Pil-gu overhearing her calling him a burden to his mom and making the drastic decision to leave Dong-baek’s side. She was an independent, headstrong woman from the beginning who just needed someone to believe in her so she could stand up for herself. For all its idiosyncrasies, When The Camellia Blooms has a very pure heart, and I’m not the least bit surprised to see that it has gone on to become one of the biggest hits of the year both domestically and internationally. There won't be a season 2, the show has ended. It aired on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 time slot from September 18 to November 21, 2019. Indoor Enthusiast (Esha) is usually found going on rants about how Ji Hae-soo from It's Okay That's Love and Sung Bora from Reply 1988 are the best heroines to grace our screens. Ironically, the additional episodes did no good in further developing the plots and avoiding such a hasty finale. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. Trot Kim Heechul – Ask Us Anything Moon Se-yoon – 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 Jang Sung-kyu – My Room, Row 1, Best Female Entertainer Park Na-rae – Home Alone (I Live Alone) Kim Min-kyung – Delicious Guys Ahn Young-mi – Radio Star Jang Do-yeon – Food Bless You Hong Hyun-hee – Wife’s Taste, Best Director Mo Wan-il – The World of the Married Kim Sung-yoon – Itaewon Class Lee Jung-hyo – Crash Landing on You Cha Yeong-hoon – When the Camellia Blooms Jeong Dong-yoon – Hot Stove League, Best Screenplay Lim Sang-choon – When the Camellia Blooms Kim Roo-ri – Hyena Park Ji-eun – Crash Landing on You Lee Shin-hwa – Hot Stove League Lee Woo-jung – Hospital Playlist, Technical Award Jeong Yeon-wook (Art) – Great Escape 3 Kim Nam-sik, Ryu Gun-hee (Visual Effects) – Kingdom Kim Ji-soo (Art) – Pegasus Market Park Sung-il (Music) – Itaewon Class Park Si-yeon (Filming) – You Quiz on the Block, Best Variety Show Mr. This is my one gripe with the show I’ll find difficult to let go of. Dong-baek is not perfect. She displays anger and annoyance at those who have hurt her, but it is never at the cost of her gentle heart. Kang Ha-neul. Best Actor Kang Ha-neul (“When the Camellia Blooms”) beat out Namgoong Min (“Hot Stove League”), Park Seo-joon (“Itaewon Class”), Ju Ji-hoon (“Hyena”) and Hyun Bin (“Crash Landing on You”). 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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 40 episodes. Especially because of Heung-sik (Lee Kyu-sung), who did a terrific job of switching between someone we wanted to pity and someone who looked genuinely unhinged. How Do You Play? "When the Camellia Blooms" is set in the fictional town of Ongsan, South Korea. Academy Awards Best Picture “Parasite” and television drama “When the Camellia Blooms” have won the top honors at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards. However, that did not stop the South Korean stars from showing up dressed to the nines. Kyu-Sung Lee was born on February 16, 1992 in South Korea. For the backdrop of Ongsan, "When the Camellia Blooms" is filmed on location in the town of Guryongpo in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. And that’s exactly why despite being the furthest thing away from a cool and detached guy, a simple small-town guy like Yong-sik became everyone’s dream man. For further information, click FIND OUT MORE. ONGOING KOREAN DRAMAS: 18 Again | Birthcare Center (NEW) | Delayed Justice (NEW) | Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol | Homemade Love Story | Kairos| More Than Friends | My Dangerous Wife | Penthouse | Private Lives | Search | Start-Up | Tale of the Nine Tailed | The Spies Who Loved Me, A site dedicated to Korean TV series, Kdramapal publishes up-to-date and relevant content about Korean dramas and seeks to satisfy the most essential demands of a K-drama fan. 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. “Parasite” also bagged the Best Film award, while “Hot Stove League” took home Best Drama. Back then, our heroine was just finding her feet and new relationships were developing. Yum Hye-ran, meanwhile, injected a much-needed dose of badassery into this show with her character. Kim Sung-joo – Mr. Romantic 2 Kim Kang-hoon – When the Camellia Blooms Ahn Bo-hyun – Itaewon Class Ong Seong-wu – Moments of 18 Lee Jae-wook – Extraordinary You, Best New Actress Kim Da-mi – Itaewon Class Jeon Mi-do – Hospital Playlist Jeon Yeo-bin – Melo Is My Nature Jung Ji-so – The Cursed Han So-hee – The World of the Married, Best Male Entertainer Yoo Jae-suk – How Do You Play? Below is the list of winners. 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. Gong Hyo-jin. Just endlessly supporting his lady, complimenting her, and being genuinely amazed by her strength while respecting her personal boundaries make him a perfect boyfriend.