Beef is a 2023 American dark comedy drama miniseries created by Korean director Lee Sung Jin for Netflix. It stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong as Danny Cho and Amy Lau, two people whose involvement in a road rage incident pits them against each other. Appearing in supporting roles are Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, David Choe, and Patti Yasutake.
The series was released on Netflix on April 6, 2023, to acclaim from critics who praised Yeun and Wong's performances, as well as the writing and directing.
Danny Cho (Steven Yeun) is a failing contractor who is struggling to make ends meet. Amy Lau (Ali Wong) is an unfulfilled entrepreneur who is looking for a way to make a difference in the world. When the two of them get into a road rage incident, their lives are turned upside down.
The two of them become obsessed with getting revenge on each other, and they start to spiral out of control. As their feud escalates, they start to lose sight of what's important in life.
- Steven Yeun as Danny Cho
- Ali Wong as Amy Lau
- Joseph Lee as Jin
- Young Mazino as Ashley
- David Choe as David
- Patti Yasutake as Patti
Beef received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a 92% approval rating based on 100 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Beef is a darkly funny and suspenseful miniseries that explores the dark side of human nature." On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Beef was released on Netflix on April 6, 2023. It was not released in theaters.