So, Beef on Netflix is the best thing I’ve seen for a while. The story, acting and script are all fantastic; it’s funny, it’s moving, it’s a roller-coaster from beginning to end. I was blown away Ali Wong’s acting – not a huge fan of her standup, but her performance in this was fully top-tier.
I guess the whole point of it is to show you two people who feel a growing animosity towards each other, and then humanize them both, draw you into each of their lives, their hopes and dreams, their insecurities, imperfections and vulnerabilities; to make you identify with and care about them both while they spiral into ever-deeper hate each other, until… well, I won’t spoil the ending for you.
Five stars. Highly recommend.