I’ve seen the first six episodes and I’m very impressed. It’s probably the best Netflix show I’ve seen since The Crown. Ali Wong and Steven Yeun are terrific.
Is anyone watching the new show Beef?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||May 31, 2023 1:18 AM|
Is it about sizemeat?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||April 10, 2023 12:00 AM|
Is it about one of the two guys that forces another to inject silicone into his nutsack?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||April 10, 2023 12:03 AM|
I watched it OP and enjoyed although it's not something I'd recommend if you're in a fragile emotional state.
Kudos to the soundtrack coordinator. I was happy to hear Tori's Cornflake Girl which was also in one of the new episodes of Yellowjackets.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||April 10, 2023 12:07 AM|
R3, yes, loving the 90s soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||April 10, 2023 12:09 AM|
it's getting great reviews.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||April 10, 2023 12:12 AM|
I was planning to make a thread about it later today, I loved it so much. Binged the whole thing in two days, I can't recall the last time I had so much fun with a TV show. And that last episode gave me such a catharsis, my deep depression eased a bit for the first time in more than a year. So I actually would recommend it to people who've been stuck in that place for a while. Amazon's Undone had a similar effect on me.
The writing is delicious, the directing is sharp as hell, you've already mentioned the amazing soundtrack, and the guys are so handsome. Especially Young Mazino, I really hope his career takes off big after this.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||April 10, 2023 12:12 AM|
Is it an all asian cast?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||April 10, 2023 12:33 AM|
R7, mostly but not all.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||April 10, 2023 12:34 AM|
Yes I am in the middle of it. Writing and direction are sterling. There’s a sense in the plot and in the casting and subculture (assimilated Los Ángeles Asian-Americans of varying ethnicities and classes) that there’s something new here.
Also Ali Wongs character seems to be thinly veiled autobiography — marital problems with less successful husband…
I really liked it and also thought that the Asian male leads were all sexy
|by Anonymous||reply 9||April 10, 2023 12:40 AM|
I watched the first episode and look forward to watching more. Honestly, it’s sad a network didn’t have faith in the show…it’s quite good and would be amazing if it were allowed to air over the course of several weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||April 10, 2023 12:41 AM|
Which network passed up on this show, I can't find any info on that? I think the fact it's a self-contained mini series is probably what bothered them more than the story itself. Can't milk that the way networks would like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||April 10, 2023 12:51 AM|
I don’t have proof a network officially passed on the show…i just consider Netflix as a dumping ground where executives throw spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. I can’t imagine Netflix was the first place the show was pitched…i think it should’ve been picked up by Hulu, where it could at least go to a weekly schedule after the first few episode are released.
Anyway, I agree wholeheartedly with R9 about the male leads. Asian men aren’t usually at the top of my list, but the show has reminded me how idiotic it is to write off an entire group of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||April 10, 2023 1:38 AM|
Excellent writing. Everyone is all in. Has me as hooked as six feet under. I have to control myself to only watch two episodes a day so I can savor the quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||April 10, 2023 3:37 AM|
I wanted to reference something towards the end, but I see now most here haven't finished it yet, so maybe let's wait with the full-on spoilers for a few days.
Was anyone else reminded of the movie Parasite when they saw Amy's large foyer?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||April 10, 2023 3:46 AM|
I'm waiting for the porn parody: "Beef Curtains."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||April 10, 2023 3:48 AM|
I finished the last episode tonight and BEEF is sensational. Best series of 2023 so far. Steven Yuen and Ali Wong were did their best work.
This episode of the podcast The Watch has an interview with the creator and director. Contrary to r12, they said that they always positioned the series to air Netflix.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||April 10, 2023 7:41 AM|
Is that the one with the tiny Asian woman with the huge bobble head?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||April 10, 2023 8:44 AM|
I love Steve Yeun. The guy that plays his brother is FUCKING hot. Great show.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||April 10, 2023 10:10 AM|
I'm force-feeding myself that new Reese Witherspoon-produced misery porn with Kathryn Hahn on Hulu -- she's great, however the flashbacks with Merritt Wever are pure torture designed in a frau lab -- when all I want to do is just drop everything and rewatch the shit out of this show. And I never rewatch things anymore because there's so much stuff out there. It's just that good.
r18 Where the hell has his brother been all our lives? He's SUCH a delight and hot to death.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||April 10, 2023 10:29 AM|
[quote]And that last episode gave me such a catharsis, my deep depression eased a bit for the first time in more than a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||April 10, 2023 11:23 AM|
Loved Beef and I generally hate 90% of TV & movies lately. I also feel ahead of the curve for once because not that many people (people I know, at least) are talking about it. It was recommended on Facebook by a lighting design guy from my high school. Granted, I just moved so I’m completely distracted, but I had not even heard of it.
I hope a lot people don’t think “oh it’s an Asian thing” and not give it a chance. I think that makes it even better…especially the subtle asides and moments when they reference the difference between Americans of Chinese, Korean, & Japanese descent. It’s new ground but it is not the focus of the show in the least.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||April 10, 2023 1:36 PM|
Just started it. 2 episodes in. Hasn't hooked me. Hope it does. Please no spoilers. It just came out ...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||April 10, 2023 1:42 PM|
I'll wait for the French version, which will of course be called "Boeuf!"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||April 10, 2023 1:51 PM|
I plowed through it in two nights. Couldn’t wait to get home from work to finish it. It was really exciting and felt like I was watching something “new”, if that makes sense? Definitely haven’t seen anything like this before. Yeun is stellar. Ali Wong’s husband was very handsome, and the actor playing Yuen’s brother was simply HOT.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||April 10, 2023 2:05 PM|
r20 I don't know why you'd Mary me, I've been depressed for twenty years now which has ruined my life, and it's gotten worse this past year thanks to the cancer. Alleviating it even a little bit means I don't think about suicide all day long.
Hopefully you never get to experience that yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||April 10, 2023 5:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||April 11, 2023 2:28 AM|
I just started it and came here to see if there was a thread lol. Just on the first episode but it's extremely well done.
Anything Steven Yeun is in tends to be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||April 11, 2023 9:14 PM|
So this is super believable.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||April 12, 2023 1:08 AM|
I’m Vegan 🌱
|by Anonymous||reply 29||April 12, 2023 1:21 AM|
Beef.. it’s what’s for dinner. 😈
|by Anonymous||reply 30||April 12, 2023 1:23 AM|
I think the husband is way hotter than the brother.
Such a good show - very captivating.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||April 12, 2023 3:19 AM|
This show only confirms what I’ve long known to be true: Koreans tend to be the hottest Asian men.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||April 12, 2023 4:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||April 12, 2023 1:46 PM|
Overrated, overhyped. I watched 3 episodes and couldn't stand all the Korean style of emotional outbursts. I gave up!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||April 12, 2023 2:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||April 12, 2023 2:04 PM|
R34 Yassssssssssss Kween
|by Anonymous||reply 36||April 12, 2023 2:44 PM|
I absolutely loved the first few episodes, but I thought it really dragged in the middle and I found the last couple of episodes to be laugh out loud terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||April 12, 2023 3:21 PM|
Partner & I started Saturday & are on our last episode (for tonight).
The 90s soundtracks takes me back to the 90s when I lived in LA (where the story is set).
Pivoting with unsuspected turns; a departure from what we normally see these days. The mostly Asian cast & watered-down Asian-American perspective is a unique angle but the plot line reaches to anyone.
What's most captivating about it is how sharp it reaches to anyone who's ever valued their being by who and what they have been/done for others.
Not gonna lie, it speaks to me as a 47 yo prioritizing myself for the first time ever in life. I mean really choosing me and what fulfills me--- not family, friends, society, or even my partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||April 12, 2023 3:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||April 12, 2023 3:43 PM|
[quote]It’s probably the best Netflix show I’ve seen since The Crown.
Thanks, OP. That tells us everything we need to know about your taste and and a new show to avoid.
Tell your boss.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||April 12, 2023 3:45 PM|
R27 here. I got until about the middle of the 4th episode and bailed. It went downhill fast. Boring as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||April 12, 2023 3:48 PM|
R35 = NF shill fattard.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||April 12, 2023 3:50 PM|
I thought it was about Korean-American chomping on dog meat like their ancestors did.
So dreadfully dull and bafflingly bland.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||April 12, 2023 3:56 PM|
It’s the #1 thing on Netflix.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||April 13, 2023 1:15 AM|
Excellent writing. The all Asian thing is an interesting tease - you expect an Asian film and storyline and it turns out to be an All American/California story. Definitely busting stereotypes. I honestly never heard of Ali Wong - but have to give her major props. Great show.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||April 13, 2023 1:48 AM|
Is it a bio-musical of Clara Peller?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||April 13, 2023 1:51 AM|
Absolutely fantastic. Show of the year.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||April 13, 2023 2:01 AM|
[quote]you expect an Asian film and storyline and it turns out to be an All American/California story
You also expect it'll be a story about white people being exploitative towards Asians, but -- aside from that rich white lady who fetishises anything Other -- it's just a story about various kinds of Asians being mean towards each other. I loved Amy's calculated "he hated that you were Japanese" line, she knew exactly what kind of effect that wold have on her husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||April 13, 2023 2:22 AM|
[quote] I got until about the middle of the 4th episode and bailed. It went downhill fast. Boring as fuck.
Yeah, that's where I started to feel like it was dragging as well. And then the ending was so bad it made me retroactively hate the great first few eps.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||April 13, 2023 3:20 AM|
More like "Beef Curtains."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||April 13, 2023 11:51 AM|
r15 got there first.
Man, I hate it when primetime ends.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||April 13, 2023 11:56 AM|
Beef is the worst title in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||April 13, 2023 12:07 PM|
I disagree, it's cheeky, it works.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||April 13, 2023 12:10 PM|
Are there any homosexual characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||April 13, 2023 12:25 PM|
Just bisexual women.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||April 13, 2023 12:31 PM|
I’m loving it. Stellar acting by both the leads. Ali Wong and Stephen Yuen are brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||April 13, 2023 1:21 PM|
Had no idea Ali Wong could act, but I see now she was doing some theatre work when at UCLA. There wasn't a single moment when I thought to myself "oof, no girl, that wasn't it." I think the show was so close to her personally, she poured all of her talent into it.
I'm also impressed with Young Mazino, can't believe I haven't heard of him before. He has the voice of a classic Hollywood movie star, I could listen to him talk forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||April 13, 2023 1:30 PM|
Opening titles are great: I love the varying disturbing and fucked up art they highlight during the intro in every episode. Worth it to not “skip intro.” Reminds me of the White Lotus opening titles that decay, changing from serene to perverse during the intro.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||April 13, 2023 1:31 PM|
Can't wait for the movie, which will be about a rapper struggling to survive in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||April 13, 2023 3:48 PM|
Two words: PANIC ROOM
|by Anonymous||reply 60||April 13, 2023 6:42 PM|
I honestly hope they don't do more seasons. It's such a good self-contained story.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||April 13, 2023 6:47 PM|
r61 I agree. However, I would also like to see more of Danny's brother and in particular more of their brotherly interactions. So I'm conflicted on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||April 13, 2023 7:26 PM|
Noodles and Beef??
|by Anonymous||reply 63||April 13, 2023 7:31 PM|
I am loving it.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||April 13, 2023 7:32 PM|
R62 I'd rather see new work from this writer (and these actors) than drag this story out.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||April 13, 2023 7:51 PM|
Blown away by this show.
Have one episode left.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||April 13, 2023 9:40 PM|
So much bad judgment displayed by the characters. How hard is it not to open your front door to strangers?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||April 13, 2023 9:43 PM|
Because they're also Asian, they thought "oh, they can be trusted, I guess." They'd feel guilty for not opening the door.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||April 13, 2023 9:48 PM|
I love Naomi as well - that actress was on Emily in Paris as well. She’s so beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||April 13, 2023 9:58 PM|
Yeah, she was great. One of those charismatic secondary/tertiary characters -- like Greta Lee in Russian Doll -- where you immediately want to know more about them.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||April 13, 2023 10:21 PM|
Wow just finished the last episode. Loved that so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||April 14, 2023 2:02 AM|
Made it 15 minutes. Pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||April 14, 2023 5:34 PM|
It really is a wonderful show. How great was Björk's All Is Full Of Love blasting over their joint culmination of rage in the penultimate episode? It worked on several levels because neither of them have been getting the love they've always wanted from either their parents or in their romantic life.
My favourite little moment in the show was Danny going "get off my jock" with such relish and a twinkle in his eyes, knowing full well just how much that cliche was going to annoy Amy. I chuckled even before he finished the sentence.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||April 14, 2023 6:15 PM|
The season finale was beautifully done. I truly was blown away by it.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||April 14, 2023 6:16 PM|
Give the man an Emmy!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||April 14, 2023 6:18 PM|
r75 You can see in that scene just how starved for human connection he is. I've read comments from Koreans on Reddit, saying they've had similar experiences -- going from withholding families to a church service and suddenly there's all this warmth and love, and it just overwhelms you.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||April 14, 2023 6:28 PM|
I’ve only watched two episodes and don’t think I will water the rest. I agree that the acting is very good and that several of the men are hot. But, the level of rage, depression, and BPD among the characters makes it unpleasant for me to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||April 14, 2023 6:38 PM|
I think as R67 mentions, it just feels so contrived. If the characters were better drawn I’d probably be more interested but it just feels like a wind up. Nothing about it is believable, not for one minute.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||April 14, 2023 6:46 PM|
I found most of it believable, but I also enjoyed some of the heightened reality bits. It's entertainment, after all.
The characters are wonderfully complex. Love how Danny always went just to the edge of blowing up his relationship with his brother, only to choose brotherly love in the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||April 14, 2023 6:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||April 14, 2023 6:52 PM|
Nice touches of verisimilitude throughout. For example, the Cho brothers and their cousin all had biblical names. Huge numbers of Koreans are Evangelical Christians, which they also brought out in the church/worship leader subplots. All of the supporting characters were interesting in their own right, even if they had minimal screen time. The mark of very good writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||April 15, 2023 2:22 AM|
Sounds interesting. Where is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||April 15, 2023 3:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 83||April 15, 2023 3:43 AM|
Steven Yeun singing Amazing Grace could bring me to the Lord. If SY promised to fuck me.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||April 15, 2023 5:24 AM|
Just stayed up way too late finishing it. Loved it. Can't wait til you bitches catch up
|by Anonymous||reply 85||April 15, 2023 12:23 PM|
Amy masturbating with a gun, and her in a motel face down ass up waiting to be fucked by a stranger is something I've never seen on TV before. Certainly not with a straight woman, and most definitely not with a model minority. So that was quite impactful.
r38 I had a similar realisation in the final episode, although in the opposite direction. All my life I've been preoccupied with how I can help others and humanity in general, but I've never once considered how my depression was causing absolute misery to the people closest to me. I'm not a natural disaster like Amy and Danny, but I'm up there. A light-bulb moment, for sure. Also, Danny's "why is this happening to me, why can't I do anything right, why is the whole world against me?" attitude is going to be super familiar to anyone with depression.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||April 15, 2023 12:41 PM|
R59 With Reese Witherspoon, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||April 15, 2023 1:01 PM|
Also loved the mother in law - the scene of her lonely in the cafe when she left messages for friends and how she was wise to Amy’s bullshit early on but covered for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||April 15, 2023 1:05 PM|
R53, do you know what “generally” means? If you don’t, it means that in a big group of people, many will not be adherents of the GENERAL rule. You seem like a brainless slave to archaic generalizations and stereotypes, dude.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||April 15, 2023 1:33 PM|
Steven Yeun singing and guitaring Incubus’ ‘Drive’ is sheer brilliance
|by Anonymous||reply 90||April 15, 2023 1:35 PM|
Young Mazino Has a sexy voice
|by Anonymous||reply 91||April 15, 2023 1:38 PM|
Paul is very sexy. He had that hot urban Korean vibe. A hip hop Korean bro.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||April 15, 2023 1:48 PM|
Episode 3 is phenomenal. The church scene is one of the most authentic and respectful portrayals of a modern evangelical church service I’ve ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||April 15, 2023 1:50 PM|
I have to say that church music was pretty good? 😳
|by Anonymous||reply 94||April 15, 2023 2:57 PM|
As a Christian, it’s finally an accurate and respectful portrayal of a modern evangelical church service. They even used a very popular current praise and worship song. It didn’t seem fake or mocking.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||April 15, 2023 3:11 PM|
r89 No idea what you're on about, but -- unlike Danny and Amy -- you seem angry for no reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||April 15, 2023 4:26 PM|
Some of the church moments feel beautifully authentic...like from someone who knows modern American Christianity well. Other movies and tv shows have failed at such scenes because they were obviously made by outsiders to evangelicalism
|by Anonymous||reply 97||April 15, 2023 4:27 PM|
Ali Wong is amazing in this
|by Anonymous||reply 98||April 15, 2023 4:36 PM|
The show features a very specific type of evangelical community for Koreans that is more on the hip side, it doesn't really comment on the evangelical church more broadly. And of course, as could be seen in The Gilmore Girls and just from living in South Korea, evangelicals in that community come in way nastier versions as well.
Ceterum censeo, Young Mazino should fuck me.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||April 15, 2023 4:41 PM|
Yeah. Paul looked like a total dork. Until that fuck scene. Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||April 15, 2023 5:11 PM|
The basketball scene is hot. I love watching athletic Asian dudes ball.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||April 15, 2023 5:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||April 15, 2023 5:30 PM|
Is Steven really singing Chris Tomlin’s ‘Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gonna) in a church scene?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||April 15, 2023 5:32 PM|
Whoa, Joseph Lee has a hot body too!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||April 15, 2023 5:39 PM|
I sincerely hope there is not a season 2. This was perfect as it was. Netflix has this habit of taking something so good and then mass producing it and it is no longer entertaining. Orange is the New Black comes to mind. It was pretty ground breaking and fascinating for the first 2 seasons or so, then it went downhill rapidly.
The cast in Beef is great! I didn't much care for cousin Isaac and first then I really liked his character. Paul annoyed me at first, but then as we see him in more scenes I thought he was very cute (and super hot). Same with George, I thought he was annoying but then he grew on me.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||April 15, 2023 7:20 PM|
I could totally watch new season of these same characters. Have the bitchy bi neighbor trying to destroy everyone while grasping for those billions.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||April 15, 2023 7:57 PM|
I'll only watch this if Michelle Yeogh and Jamie Lee Curtis are in it. Actually, that's really why I'm afraid to watch it - they may show up in this out of nowhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||April 15, 2023 8:56 PM|
R75 That was an incredible scene, never quite seen anything like it. The handling of the Korean/Asian attachment to evangelical SUV-church christianity was so skillfully done, and while being as cynical and realistic as you'd expect, weren't completely bashing the care and emotional support received by such religious attachments. I was crying with him, really feeling his hunger for "the Lord's" unconditional love. Thank you Jeebus!!
It was a great, great show, unexpected, great intersectional capture of LA and its communities and classes.
I never liked Ali Wong as a comedian - I always found her arch, wooden, too scripted to be funny. But I was blown away by her in this series. Who knew she could act?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||April 15, 2023 9:09 PM|
The scene that really broke me (MARY!!) was when they flashed back to very young Danny crying and getting bullied at school and then earnestly asking to hang out with baby Paul all day instead. Something about seeing that little boy trying to convince his parents that 2 year old Paul really liked it when he was home was so heartbreaking. And it was perfectly timed in the season.
Also liked the scene of young Amy overhearing the parents arguing but something about seeing the two boys as little kids was very touching.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||April 15, 2023 9:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||April 15, 2023 11:20 PM|
Those that posted negative last about this show are clearly uneducated and generally watch something from Marvel or Real Housewives when they aren’t playing video games. No sense trying to convince those with lesser capacities.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||April 16, 2023 12:31 AM|
Episode 9 is mind-blowing
|by Anonymous||reply 112||April 16, 2023 9:52 AM|
I lost interest towards the end and barely watched the final episode. It was fun for a while but I don't think it needed to be 10 episodes long. Probably a financial decision and not a creative one.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||April 16, 2023 10:31 AM|
I loved the rich white lady's house (those rotating doors!). And, then, on theme, the release of rage of the sychophant sister-in-law with the panic room door.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||April 16, 2023 12:37 PM|
I was curious about this show, after hearing the male lead on Marc Maron's podcast, but this thread is all over the place.
I think I might like it, but I am also afraid it will be like so many other things I have started and not finished. So many recent things are as R113 says: they don't need to be a series.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||April 16, 2023 12:49 PM|
R115 see it for yourself, you total pussy
|by Anonymous||reply 116||April 16, 2023 12:50 PM|
excuse me? That was so rude.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||April 16, 2023 12:57 PM|
I kept avoiding watching this show. It was constantly being featured on the Netflix home page, and I would ignore it, because it just seemed stupid.
THEN, I stumbled on this thread (in its early stages) and gave it a shot: then loved it.
Very often, you bitches on the DL get it sooo right!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||April 16, 2023 1:48 PM|
r12 Netflix ix is hardly a dumping ground. They are spending hundreds of millions on new content.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||April 16, 2023 2:00 PM|
I had a sex dream about Paul last night and was disappointed when I woke up
|by Anonymous||reply 120||April 16, 2023 2:02 PM|
I binged the whole thing and got my husband to watch it and it's even better the second time around less than a week later
|by Anonymous||reply 121||April 16, 2023 4:02 PM|
Best show of 2023. Yellowjackets is #2.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||April 16, 2023 4:46 PM|
I just started watching it and I'm truly enjoying it. Before that, I read an interview with the creator of the show who said that, originally, Danny and his family were intended to be white but they realized that, if they go ahead with it, people would focus on issues of race instead of class, so they decided to go with an all-Asian cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||April 16, 2023 4:58 PM|
R123 and they were able to cast an Oscar-winning best actor to deliver a tour-de-force performance...
|by Anonymous||reply 124||April 16, 2023 5:14 PM|
Only 3 episodes in but love everything about Beef. I agree whoever said that Steven Yuen deserves an award for the church scene alone. I said the same thing to my husband as we were watching. The progressive emotions he showed in that scene were mesmerizing. I felt every moment of it. To me that qualifies great actor status.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||April 16, 2023 5:15 PM|
They should have cast Michele Yeogh in the Steven Yuen role.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||April 16, 2023 7:07 PM|
what would season 2 look like?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||April 16, 2023 8:10 PM|
You could have Danny and Amy teaming up against George and Fumi to get custody of the kid and Isaac getting revenge on everyone and the fiance doing the doing the same
|by Anonymous||reply 128||April 16, 2023 8:31 PM|
Seasons 2 and 3 should have new strorylines and actors
|by Anonymous||reply 129||April 16, 2023 9:38 PM|
Turns out that the actor David Choe is a rapist piece of shit. How big is his role in this show?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||April 17, 2023 2:10 PM|
Link r130. I only know of him as the guy who did a mural for Facebook and instead of cash, chose $60,000 in stock and got 200 million dollars out of it
|by Anonymous||reply 131||April 17, 2023 2:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||April 17, 2023 2:43 PM|
Enh, dumb straight guy makes a dumb "joke" about rape and laughs about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||April 17, 2023 4:43 PM|
That clip starts after whatever he actually said. Selective editing.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||April 17, 2023 6:58 PM|
R133 Sure, a "joke"
|by Anonymous||reply 135||April 17, 2023 8:47 PM|
No I don’t watch that kind of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||April 17, 2023 8:53 PM|
I really liked it until the last two episodes and then it went off the tracks. They should call a do over.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||April 17, 2023 9:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||April 17, 2023 11:21 PM|
Is it like a fictional Feud?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||April 17, 2023 11:42 PM|
Love it! The 9th episode was the best. I heard it's doing just ok-not-great numbers for Netflix so it probably has 50-50 chance for renewal. Tbh, one season is good enough for me. It neatly wrapped up all the storylines without any loose-ends or a cliffhanger. But I certainly wouldn't mind a 2nd season. More work for asians in Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||April 18, 2023 1:34 AM|
They already announced seasons two and three
|by Anonymous||reply 141||April 18, 2023 1:36 AM|
Not quite, but it looks likely
|by Anonymous||reply 142||April 18, 2023 1:40 AM|
Beef actor hides his rape admission behind 𝑐𝑜𝑝𝑦𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑙𝑎𝑤
|by Anonymous||reply 143||April 18, 2023 2:57 AM|
I just finished it and loved it. I thought the ending was perfect. I definitely think they can/should do another season.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||April 18, 2023 9:39 AM|
The last episode made me cry. Doesnt need another season.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||April 18, 2023 9:45 AM|
Suffered through all10 episodes and finished it today. Who else knew the ending by watching the first twenty minutes of the first episode other than myself ?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||April 21, 2023 8:47 PM|
R146, why did you watch 10 episodes of a show you didn’t like? Don’t you have other things to do?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||April 21, 2023 8:51 PM|
I want to run r146 off the side of the road.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||April 21, 2023 8:52 PM|
R146 watched it because it's a pretty good show and he got caught in it but won't admit it.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||April 21, 2023 8:54 PM|
After having Michelle Yeoh shoved down my throat for the passed several years, and especially the last couple months, I've sufficient Asians.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||April 21, 2023 9:15 PM|
Fucking keyboard and "ghost fingers"!
|by Anonymous||reply 151||April 21, 2023 9:16 PM|
Personally, I've had sufficient the cliche "had sufficient."
|by Anonymous||reply 152||April 21, 2023 9:39 PM|
[quote] After having Michelle Yeoh shoved down my throat for the passed several years
|by Anonymous||reply 153||April 21, 2023 9:44 PM|
I'm enjoying this dark comedy. Just read this morning about the controversy concerning David Choe. He's good in the series, but what a prick. He is a rapist.
Joseph Lee who plays George is gorgeous, but his character is such an idiot. I wish Ali Wong (Amy) would rip him a new one.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||April 21, 2023 9:56 PM|
R147 Because everyone I know who watched it told me to stick with it until the end. I was going to give up after the fourth episode, I was so damn bored. Yet everyone said, "You have to stick with it - the last episode is so special!"
So I did. And now I regret it. Should've ended it with Ep 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||April 21, 2023 10:02 PM|
When people come on to a thread to bash a show they hate, I’m always curious to know what shows they DO like?
Nothing wrong about not liking a show, r155, but what shows DO you like? Again, just curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||April 21, 2023 10:12 PM|
They are already working on a version with all-LGBT actors, called Queef
|by Anonymous||reply 157||April 21, 2023 10:43 PM|
It's okay but nothing special -- might have been reallg good if it had been 6 episodes instead of ten.
And spoiler alert:
You knew the whole time that they were going to fall in love. What else could have happened.
And for those who wonder what shows those of us who didn't like this might enjoy -- Rectify is amazing. So is The Great. Shrinking is fun. There are plenty of better shows out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||April 21, 2023 10:46 PM|
I love Rectify and The Great. I also enjoyed Beef.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||April 21, 2023 10:58 PM|
R158 Um, I don't think they have fallen in love. Just bonded.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||April 21, 2023 11:21 PM|
I don't think that the rapist guy was acting, he was just being douche-bag himself. If you watch the interviews with him, you will see he is the same person in real life. A total knuckle-dragger
|by Anonymous||reply 161||April 21, 2023 11:23 PM|
I didn’t think the scene in episode 9 with the panic room was necessary. That was sick. She didn’t deserve that.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||April 21, 2023 11:28 PM|
Few things I hated about the show.
How did the husband not know that Danny is a scammer? He tells him about some bad plumbing in the bathroom and the next thing, two guys, that he figured out were scammers, show up at his door, telling him about how his house has bad plumbing and he should let him in. That was just stupid.
The second stupid part that stick out was how Danny didn't realize that Amy was the person his brother was seeing, sooner. More precise, when he stole his brother's phone to jerk off to the photo of his gf, the phone starts ringing with That Bitch or some similar name saved on the phone, with her face..and then he picks up and it's Amy. Yet, they totally brushed that off afterwards, like that didn't just happen.
Some other things that kinda annoyed me were how that billionaire (lesbian) didn't have a security guard. Especially since she and her wife were living in the middle of nowhere. And how did Amy see so well without her glasses. Even in the nighttime.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||April 21, 2023 11:36 PM|
*them in ^^
|by Anonymous||reply 164||April 21, 2023 11:38 PM|
He didn't steal the phone. He texted the pic to himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||April 21, 2023 11:39 PM|
^ That makes sense. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||April 21, 2023 11:49 PM|
Well R156, I only made it through one episode of Beef but I really liked Swarm and am enjoying Dead Ringers on Amazon Prime this weekend.
I watched S1 of Yellowjackets, which was fine (I thought they were going to wrap that up in one season, though) but don't feel like I need to watch anymore of that. I don't watch Succession. I tend to prefer a movie or a limited series.
Anyway, since you asked....
|by Anonymous||reply 167||April 22, 2023 4:22 PM|
Yeah, S2 of Yellowjackets is...currently running. That's about ALL I got to say about THAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||April 22, 2023 5:55 PM|
R167, I’m also enjoying Dead Ringers! I looked for a thread, but didn’t see one. Rachel Weisz is phenomenal.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||April 22, 2023 10:16 PM|
The main characters are incredibly awful people.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||April 23, 2023 12:13 AM|
Danny and Amy are as unredeemable as Walter White.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||April 23, 2023 1:35 AM|
Would cops really enter the house with multiple hostages with their machine guns blazing? That seemed totally unrealistic. Didn't even try talking to the bad guys via megaphone. And they were shooting for like 5 minutes straight and only shot one guy? What were they shooting at?
|by Anonymous||reply 172||April 23, 2023 2:54 PM|
The husband was the most gullible pushover neutered softie ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||April 23, 2023 2:58 PM|
R173 Until he wasn't.... bang bang bang!!
|by Anonymous||reply 174||April 23, 2023 3:02 PM|
Steven Yeun has been working out ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 175||April 23, 2023 5:48 PM|
Do they ever show him shirtless? I'm on E5.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||April 24, 2023 10:44 AM|
the last episode was the worst of the series
|by Anonymous||reply 177||April 24, 2023 11:30 AM|
I thought this was a great show. I hope they don’t do any more though…it ended perfectly and I’d really hate if they ruined it by making more seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||April 30, 2023 3:46 AM|
I apologize for not reading all the posts. I loved this series and hope there will NOT be a season 2. The ending was perfect and don't want to know anything else about these people. The series as it exists is perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||April 30, 2023 4:01 AM|
R179. Agreed. UNLESS they use different characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||April 30, 2023 10:29 AM|
R32, I disagree. Japanese men are way hotter.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||April 30, 2023 10:38 AM|
The Japanese husband that wore cardigans all the time, is in real life Korean American
|by Anonymous||reply 182||April 30, 2023 10:42 AM|
I didn’t realize how hot Paul was until he was in the pool. Damn! What a body. And he has a great voice. I’d love to see more of him ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 183||April 30, 2023 3:26 PM|
His voice is so nice and deep, it makes my buss twitch even before we get to the amazing face and bod.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||April 30, 2023 3:53 PM|
R183 That guy was so ugly and annoying to me. No way would that accomplished lady fall for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||April 30, 2023 4:19 PM|
Maybe not a regular woman, but Amy was a mess. Fucking Paul was better than masturbating with a gun. Until he wanted some money.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||April 30, 2023 4:34 PM|
Clock the basic bitch calling Paul ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||April 30, 2023 5:04 PM|
Dude's hideous. And his character was a mouth breather.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||April 30, 2023 8:49 PM|
The thirsty comments from men and women about Paul on the internet say otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||April 30, 2023 9:32 PM|
Paul is sexy. If you can't see it you're blind or a gold star lesbian
|by Anonymous||reply 190||April 30, 2023 9:41 PM|
No, I'm a straight guy. Dude was hideous. And dumb as a rock. His brother was a lot better looking, but short. Their cousin looked like a douchebag rapist. Which he actually is in real life. The best looking guy was the husband, but his character was a vanilla flavored neutered meek pushover.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||May 1, 2023 3:17 AM|
[quote]No, I'm a straight guy.
Well, that explains it then. Young Mazino is the beauty, the essence, and he IS the moment. Trust us homos on this one, dear.
And yes, he is goofy and dumb, but also strangely insightful at times and possibly the most decent person on the show, along with the hot husband. It's that complexity that makes me love this show – and Paul – so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||May 1, 2023 4:18 AM|
Straight guys aren't good at judging which guys are truly hot and sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||May 1, 2023 5:12 AM|
R193 Yet, every other thread on DL is about gay men discussing which woman is hot and which isn't. Hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||May 1, 2023 5:30 PM|
Paul was originally presented as very stupid but then we learn that his brother sabotaged his educational choices and that he did make some great investments. Paul was not the stupid douche presented in the first episodes. He proved to be a douche with Amy but his brother definitely envied his brains.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||May 2, 2023 12:23 AM|
R194 Nah, you're confusing "Hot" with being photogenic.
R195 Dude, Paul IS a dudebro. It has NOTHING to do with intelligence.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||May 2, 2023 11:38 AM|
R196 Nah, I don't
|by Anonymous||reply 197||May 2, 2023 2:51 PM|
At the end of the day, all I know is I want Paul's beef in my mouf.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||May 2, 2023 2:59 PM|
Show's composer is a piece of beef, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||May 2, 2023 5:10 PM|
Moral of Beef: road rage a random person in public, stalk them, and your life will be so much more interesting and things will work out.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||May 2, 2023 11:59 PM|
I hate those hexagon glasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||May 3, 2023 12:01 AM|
R201 I love those glasses! I bought a pair of tortoise shell hexagons a few months ago and never saw them on anyone except ME and, now, Amy. Please don't tell me they're some kind of trendy thing, I thought they were so individual.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||May 3, 2023 3:32 AM|
They are trending
|by Anonymous||reply 203||May 3, 2023 3:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||May 3, 2023 3:50 AM|
Do you have any other fashion tips for us, you seem to be ahead of the curve on these things.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||May 3, 2023 4:15 AM|
Don't get those glasses
|by Anonymous||reply 206||May 3, 2023 4:18 AM|
R205 / R206 Now I feel like a fucking sheep. I loved my frames until I read this crappy thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||May 3, 2023 4:28 AM|
On second thought, keep your fashion tips to yourself, you seem kinda up your own ass and I don't want to exude that same vibe as I'm going about my day.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||May 3, 2023 4:44 AM|
R207 oh you're fine. You look great in your stop sign glasses darling! I'm the old fogie who didn't get John Lennon hippie glasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||May 3, 2023 3:13 PM|
R208 good on ya
|by Anonymous||reply 210||May 3, 2023 3:13 PM|
Excellent show. One of the most meaningful I’ve watched in a while. The critique of the American dream - and the spoiled, unethical behavior of the rich - is what today is all about. The rotting core of the American “dream”
|by Anonymous||reply 211||May 11, 2023 3:41 PM|
R211 perfectly summarized.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||May 11, 2023 8:10 PM|
[quote]Young Mazino Has a sexy voice
His father is Old Mazino.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||May 24, 2023 1:09 PM|
This hasn't been renewed yet. Should be around this time that Netflix should annouce renewal or not. I just heard the creator said that the story came to its conclusion. Quite different when he initially said he's planning 3 seasons of it. Seems he's changed his tune now.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||May 24, 2023 1:20 PM|
Creator originally said it was a limited series, then changed his mind and said it could be three seasons when the show blew up. I, too, wonder what made him now revert to the original position.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||May 24, 2023 1:27 PM|
I kind of like how it ended. The pattern of Netflix shows seems to be first season a big HIT; then subsequent seasons the show just become boring and unwatchable e.g. Orange is the New Black, House of Cards etc.
I say, go out on a high note.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||May 24, 2023 8:29 PM|
Surprised Netflix came up with a good show. Knowing Netflix, they are going to milk this thing dry
|by Anonymous||reply 217||May 24, 2023 9:14 PM|
The ending was great and If there is a second season, I hope it's with a different set of characters. I don't need to know anything else about the original group.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||May 24, 2023 11:09 PM|
R215 success and money
|by Anonymous||reply 219||May 25, 2023 1:32 AM|
^^You are so right. And the story will be stretched to the limit and fold after the second season.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||May 25, 2023 2:36 AM|
I loved it until episode nine. Just too far fetched and ridiculous. I would have accepted a lot. The show has plenty moments of "say what" moments but they we all couched in reality. So I bought those moments and just went with them. But that was just too much.
I do think it's cool they went for it. But it didn't work at all for me.
They could have toned it all down to a more believable crescendo and still had Danny and Amy stuck together in the middle of nowhere, forced to reckon with each other mano y mano.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||May 25, 2023 11:38 PM|
Is this show like Falling Down for the millennial generation?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||May 30, 2023 4:00 AM|
No, the rage here is just a plot device to tell a deeper story about depression and an inability to deal with it properly.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||May 30, 2023 4:05 AM|
I found it very bingeworthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||May 30, 2023 4:50 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 225||May 30, 2023 5:58 AM|
[quote] the 'perfect example' of an emerging media genre currently being branded as 'millennial rage.'
"Millennial snit" might be better descriptive
|by Anonymous||reply 226||May 30, 2023 6:21 AM|
I loved Ali Wong in this!
|by Anonymous||reply 227||May 31, 2023 1:18 AM|