“Method to Hate You” (also called “Way To Dislike You” or “How I Don’t Like You” (original title “너를 싫어하는 방법”)) is a college campus romance drama based on a popular webtoon of the same name.
NCT‘s JaeMin (as Han DaeGang) is the main actor along Kim JeeIn (as Oh MiRi), Lee JongWon (as Go EunThae), and Kim YooJin (as Lee DaSom). The drama is only 2 episodes that air on April 1st and 2nd. Many have shown interest to the show.
For more about the summary, individual characters description, posters, and trailer, you can check our cast and summary here.
The webtoon is available in Korean only, here. For those of you who wonder where to watch, episode 1 is available here in part 1, 2, and 3. Story Lab mentioned that they will release the English subtitles in a few weeks.
MiRi to EunThae: “I …”
DaSom enters the cafe. EunThae goes and hugs DaSom. DaeGang enters the cafe.
MiR to DaeGang: “The person I like. I like you a lot.”
DaSom is leaving to Europe for a long trip. MiRi is sad that her best friend is leaving for a whole semester when they just got in the same university.
MiRi: “You are my only friend.” They are close friends since high school.
MiRi enters university alone, she is worried. She could not find someone to eat with. She applied to a part-time job at a cafe. She couldn’t talk first to people of the same class.
Professor: “From next week, we will start team projects to start a webtoon. You have to make your team of 3 today.”
Student A to MiRi: “You don’t have a team partner, right?! Him too! … We have to be a team to get over C+.”
MiRi to DaeGang: “Don’t you want to join?!”
Student A: “We have to do a romance” and keeps talking about what type of webtoon they need to do.
MiRi has to go for her interview at the cafe but Student A keeps talking.
DaeGang stopped him seeing her looking at the time: “Let’s stop here today.”
MiRi: “Thank you for being in the team and helping me be on time for my part-time interview.”
They became friends.
MiRi got the part-time job.
DaSom to MiRi on the phone: “I’ve already told you that your ideal type is a fantasy.”
MiRi seeing EunThae: “I found my ideal type.”
EunThae says to MiRi that he comes to the cafe very often and that they will meet quite a lot from now on.
EunThae and MiRi are getting closer as they are both freshmen from the same university. EunThae helps her and brings her chocolate milk. They go to the bus stop together and pet a cat.
DaeGang and MiRi found out that they have opposite taste for food that matches perfectly. For example, one only like the egg yolk and one only the white part. They agree on eating together often so that they can exchange food.
Girls: “Are you close with him?”
MiRi: “Yes, we are just friends.”
Girls: “Did you hear that he (1) Refused rudely alcohol from his sunbaes (2) Already missing important classes (3) He rejected the goddess-like-student that looks like Song HyeKyo that asked him out harshly.”
MiRi and EunThae talks about Europe trip as he came back from a trip there.
MiRi: “I want to go there with the person I like.”
EunThae: “I want to go there once again with the person I like.”
Student A criticizes MiRi’s work. DaeGang took her side and pour beer on Student A as his words and attitude were dirty and inappropriate to MiRi. Student A pushed him in the face.
DaeGang explained that, back then, he refused to drink the alcohol from the sunbaes because it is not hygienic (they all drink from the same bowl). He explained that he missed classes because he had to buy a figure and other stuff that need to be brought from being at the shop from early morning. Concerning, the confession of the Song HyeKyo-like-student, he actually did not hear her confession.
MiRi: “I will let you know a secret, the guy in my manhwa, it is my ideal type.”
DaeGang: “Just be yourself and he will like you.”
MiRi decides that she will confess.
DaeGang saw MiRi’s drawing.
DaSom enters the cafe. MiRi understands that DaSom and EunThae are dating. She cannot confess anymore. At that moment, DaeGang comes in the cafe.
MiRi to DaeGang: “I like you, you didn’t know right?”
DaeGang: “You need to hear the answer before going.”
MiRi: “I’m sorry, I used you.”
DaeGang understood the situation. They agree to start a fake relationship. DaeGang is trying to lessen her stress by mentioning that he is actually the one that needs this fake relationship for his webtoon.
DaSom pushes MiRi to go on a double date. They call DaeGang who accepted right away.
DaSom: “Why you don’t hold hands?”
DaeGang: “We just started dating, we will take care of it on our own.”
In their fake relationship contract, only holding hands is allowed.
DaeGang: “You will stain yourself”. “Open the can for me, I am not good at it.”
DaeGang: “Are you OK?”
MiRi: “I guess I just have bad luck. Why do I have to like the boyfriend of my only best friend? Why can I not stop liking him?”
DaeGang: “There is one method. Try to hate him. I hear it is the best method to stop a one-sided love.”