If you’re feeling a bit tired of the usual classics on Netflix and are in the mood for something new, look no further than the latest comedy series to hit the streaming platform – Beef.
With all ten episodes of its first season released on Netflix just last Thursday (6 April), it’s the perfect show to binge-watch.
While Beef is categorized as a comedy, it starts off with a bang, portraying the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers.
Danny Cho, played by the talented Steven Yeun, is a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, who finds himself at odds with Ali Wong’s character, Amy Lau, a self-made entrepreneur living a seemingly picturesque life.
As the feud between these two characters escalates, their lives and relationships are unraveled in this darkly comedic and deeply moving series, as described in the official synopsis provided by Netflix.
Created by the renowned Lee Sung Jin, best known for his work on Silicon Valley, Beef boasts an impressive cast alongside Yeun and Wong. Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, David Choe, and Patti Yasutake round out the ensemble, bringing their talents to the forefront of the show.
The show has already received a perfect 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
This glowing endorsement makes it a must-watch for all Netflix subscribers.
Despite only being newly released, the series has already been hailed as one of the best shows on the streaming platform, receiving rave reviews from both critics and viewers alike.
USA Today gave Beef a resounding endorsement, describing it as “magnificent and maniacal, an utterly unique story that spins the everyday into the epic.”
The Playlist’s review echoed this sentiment, praising the show as “wrapped in an angry outer shell that reveals itself to have a compassionate inside that can either break free or be obliterated.”
Viewers are hooked, eagerly following the characters on their tumultuous journey, unsure of what the future holds but fully committed to the ride.
The performances of Yeun and Wong have also been highly praised, with The Hollywood Reporter commending their “spectacular” acting, and noting that the jokes in the show are a direct result of the vivid performances and excellent writing, making the characters come alive on screen.
Viewers have been quick to express their enthusiasm for Beef, with comments such as “10/10” and “one of the best shows you’ll watch all year.”
So, if you’re looking for a new comedy series to add to your watchlist, Beef is definitely worth checking out.
With its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews from both critics and viewers, it’s already being hailed as one of the best shows on Netflix.
Created by Lee Sung Jin and featuring outstanding performances from Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, Beef promises to be a darkly comedic and deeply moving series that will keep you hooked from start to finish.