Earlier I saw native's comment on social media. She said "I hated this episode".
Why didn't she use present verb "hate" since in that time she was telling something to everyone? I looked-up on my dictionary and found an example:
● hate to do something: He hated to be away from his family.
Can you explain their difference? I'm questioning about my understanding now since It looks like there's no difference in use there?
By the way, I've read this, but still got no clue.