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Beef Review: A Refreshingly Honest Take on Rage and Anger Starring Ali Wong

Beef the latest Netflix offering starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, is a refreshingly honest take on the complexities rage and anger in the modern world. The limited series follows the story of Amy and Danny, two strangers who cross paths in a store carpark and go on to engage in an unpredictable and petty battle of rage and revenge.

In the age of wellness and self-care, Lee Sung Jin’s Beef is a bold departure from the norm, offering a raw and unfiltered exploration of the frustrations and challenges of midlife. Ali Wong delivers a standout performance as Amy, a wealthy middle-aged woman who is a successful small business owner, mother and wife. Meanwhile, Steven Yeun shines as Danny, a chronically down-on-his-luck building contractor who is trying to make ends meet while supporting his parents back in Korea.

Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, Beef is a show that defies expectations. Its writing is sharp and witty, and explores the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which we navigate the challenges of life while portraying unresolved anger and rage not often seen on the screen (spoiler – don’t expect a LA style therapy session ending here).

Beef, Image: Netflix

One of the most fascinating aspects of Beef is how it straddles the line between genres. It’s not quite a drama, not quite a comedy, and not quite a thriller – but rather a unique blend of all three. The show’s dark and unpredictable plot is filled with unexpected twists and turns, making it impossible to predict what will happen next. Yet, despite its intense subject matter, Beef manages to find humor in the most unlikely of places, providing a welcome reprieve from the tension and suspense.

Beef is produced by A24, a hip independent entertainment company known for its cutting-edge films (Everything, Everywhere All At Once) and TV shows. The show is a testament to the company’s commitment to creating bold and innovative content that challenges viewers’ expectations. With A24 at the helm, Beef is not only a standout series in its own right, but also a prime example of how independent production companies are changing the face of entertainment.

Beef is a must-watch series for anyone looking for something fresh and exciting. With its stellar cast, top-notch writing, and captivating storyline, it’s no surprise that Beef is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about shows on Netflix right now. Steam it on Netflix.

Ali Wong, Beef. Image: Netflix
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