Will there be a Love to Hate You Season 2?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: February 11, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Will there be a Love to Hate You Season 2?

This article discusses the possibility of Love to Hate You Season 2 and the renewed or canceled status of the Netflix k-drama. It may contain some spoilers for the first season.

Love to Hate You sees Netflix getting in on the February romantic hype with a ten-part South Korean romance series that also has its share of comedy and a lot to say about gender roles and stereotypes. Despite being overlong and contrived, the show is a good time, and given the season people will very much be in the market for this kind of binge-watch.

Here’s what we had to say in our review:

Needless to say, these two opposites are fated to attract, and once the show conspires to bring them together it kicks into a slightly higher gear, though admittedly not one high enough to sustain ten long episodes. Mi-ran is a lawyer who is almost on the verge of being a Daredevil-style vigilante, but if you’re looking for a series about empowering women in a male-dominated workplace, you’re better off looking in the direction of something like The Exchange, another recent Netflix original from Kuwait based on a true story. Love to Hate You is a very different, much lighter, and more absurd affair, even if it also postulates gender roles, perceptions, and identities.

Those who enjoyed the first season will no doubt be wondering about its potential future, so here’s everything we know:

Will there be a Love to Hate You Season 2?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

At the time of writing the show’s future is uncertain. Netflix don’t tend to confirm such things immediately after a debut, especially when the streaming giant has so many important internal and external metrics to consider. It’ll matter how many people tune in, how many stick through it for the long haul, and how the show is received both critically and by audiences. At present, Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t have enough reviews for the show to even calculate a score.

There’s a chance that Love to Hate You will get lost in the deluge of romantic content hitting streaming services at this time of year. It’s also a heavy time investment at ten episodes, each running just under an hour, which might be off-putting for people cozying up to enjoy a romantic story together (Valentine’s Day is one day of the year, after all.)

And artistically there’s little reason to continue the show. It tells a complete story, with a happy ending, and while the characters are fun to be around I don’t see much reason to spend any more time with them after the events of this season. Because of all this, our official prediction is that Love to Hate You will not be renewed for Season 2.

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