“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. Episode 2 is available here in part 1, 2, 3. Story Lab mentioned that they will release the English subtitles in a few weeks.
What happened previously?
DaeGang started to have feelings for his university classmate MiRi. DaeGang and MiRi are just friends. MiRi even told him that she had a crush for a guy named EunThae.
However, it turned out that EunThae is the boyfriend of her only best friend DaSom. She suddenly got to know about it and ended up lying that she was dating DaeGang. DaeGang and MiRi are now in a fake relationship.
MiRi asked for DaeGang supports to be able to stop loving EunThae.
TaeMin (previously named Student A) is part of the same group project as MiRi and DaeGang. DaeGang and him fought because he had inappropriate behavior toward MiRi.
For more you can check the photostory of episode 1, here.
MiRi tries to start hating EunThae. Her first try is to quit the cafe so that she can see EunThae less. He is a regular customer there.
MiRi is at the cafe where she is doing part-time job and she asks the grandfather if she can stop coming.
Grandfather: “Please, can you stay just one more month. My wife is sick with a cold, I need to take care of her.”
MiRi cannot refuse and continues to work at the cafe.
EunThae to MiRi: “Can I ask you something? It is soon DaSom’s birthday. Can you secretly ask her where she wants to eat and what present does she want?”
MiRi: “DaeGang! Do you have time?”
DaeGang: “I’m a bit busy” *a bit later* “Let’s go.” “Tonight, I will go wait all night to buy a figure. It will be long and lonely.”
MiRi: “I cannot find the method to hate EunThae.”
DaeGang: “Find his negative points.”
MiRi cannot find any negative points to EunThae: handsome, have a nice voice, pretty hands, etc.
*MiRi goes to where DaeGang is waiting for the figurine.*
MiRi: “I cannot find any of his negative points”.
DaeGang coughs because the weather is cold.
MiRi: “There was only one blanket left because many people brought.”
DaSom: “DaeGang must really like you.”
TaeMin is trying to look down on DaeGang. MiRi cuts him off and asks him to do his part of the job for the project. MiRi decides that since she cannot hate EunThae, she will try to make him hate her.
MiRi and DaeGang spy on TaeMin to try to learn more of how to be hated. So that MiRi can learn from him and act the same in front of EunThae. They were caught and ran.
MiRi tries to look like the worst person in front of EunThae.
EunThae is just smiling and say “Is there something today?” “Did you ask DaSom?”
MiRi: “I will ask, sorry.”
DaSom: “I want to go camping the four of us.”
DaeGang: “Let’s go camping.”
JiWoon: “Since you are not dating him, introduce me to him!”
JiWoon: “Hello DaeGang, I am JiWoon from the same department.”
MiRi: “She wanted to meet you so I arrange this meeting.”
DaeGang: “Don’t you need to go to your part-time?”
It is the day to go on camping. MiRi and DaeGang didn’t contact each other since that day.
DaSom: “Where is DaeGang?”
As DaeGang cooks, MiRi tries to break the ice. They decided to do the truth game.
DaeGang to MiRi: “I like you. It is the truth.”
DaSom: “MiRi, confess! Confess!”
MiRi: “I need to go to the restroom”
DaeGang: “Let’s talk. To have a conversation, shouldn’t you look at me? It is the truth [that I like you].”
MiRi: “As you know, I like EunThae.”
DaeGang: “I don’t care. … Actually, the first time we met was not at the university. It was during CSAT, you borrow me your pen. It might be thanks to this that I could attend college. … On the day with JiWoon, I told her “I like MiRi” and left her. I was angry because I realized that you only saw me as a friend. I tried to hate you but I couldn’t. That is why I confess.”
MiRi: “DaSom, what is going on? Where are you going? Did you see my sketchbook?”
DaSom: “Is this the right time for you to be angry at me? I don’t know what to do because I feel betrayed. Until when did you want to make look like a fool? Are you really my friend?”
EunThae to MiRi: “Sorry, I should have understood.”
MiRi: “Why are you sorry?”
EunThae: “DaSom is having a hard time. Actually, she did not see your sketchbook. … She even said she wants to break up because she cares about you.”
JiWoon: “Yes, it is on purpose.”
DaSom comes to the rescue.
DaSom: “I am sorry that I did not notice. … The one that you really like is DaeGang.”
MiRi: “I actually like you DaeGang. Sorry that I realized it late. How long do I have to wait for the answer?”