Producers:Quincy Jones III, Peter Spirer, Casey Suchan, and Denis Henry Hennelly.
Writer: Lee Sung Jin
Cast: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong, Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, David Choe, Patti Yasutake, and Ashley Park.
When I first started watching Beef, I knew instantly that this was a show I could relate to. There was something about feeling like an outsider in your own home, being the sole provider of the family and having to do all you can to ensure that there’s food on the table that spoke to me. There was something about the pressure that our main characters, Amy and Danny felt, that spoke to me.
Beef tells the story of two people from different worlds, who go through similar situations and feel similar things. Although they come from different worlds, their states of minds stay the same- they are at their wit’s end and the slightest things set them off. They meet by chance, a fated encounter, but this isn’t your usual love at first sight trope- it’s more hatred at first honk.
Steven Yeun and Ali Wong bring life to their roles and take us through the rollercoaster of emotions as they vow to be each other’s undoing. The show explores what happens when two people who keep it all in, who have no other way to let off steam, collide. What happens? They burn down everything and everyone that stands in their way.
The casting is brilliant, the acting is real, the suspense is irresistible and the plot is compelling.
I would rate Beef a 9/10 for its overall quality and delivery.
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Have you seen this show yet? How would you rate it?