September 28, 2023


Make Some Fun

Collection – Beef by Lee Sung Jin (on Netflix)

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Beef is a 10-episode darkish comedy-drama miniseries created by Lee Sung Jin and it’s simply out on Netflix. I do not at all times wish to write critiques about collection as a result of, within the period of consumption, there’s simply an excessive amount of film/collection content material to share. So I solely share when one thing actually ‘flicked’ my coronary heart. It would not really feel like the same old darkish comedy, or rom-com, or crime collection, I do not even know which one style to decide on.

It is about 2 deeply wounded flawed folks performed by Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, who acquired concerned in a road-rage incident, and that one explicit incident consumed their complete lives all through the collection. They acquired obsessive about one another, took revenge in twisted methods, and escalated into all these larger issues. 

It’s darkish, entertaining, messy, deep, awakening, traumatic, and each bizarre uncomfortable feeling that I may muster right here. I unintentionally performed it after I noticed it was featured on Netflix and I used to be hooked on the primary episode straight away. 

I would like folks to look at this collection.  I feel it is without doubt one of the finest collection on Netflix to date as a result of it touches upon quite a lot of real-life ‘unstated’ points throughout me and it hits deep. By some means watching this collection taught me to empathize with each single messy character within the story, even with their dysfunctional ugliest aspect being proven – they don’t seem to be heat lovable characters, thoughts you. They are often unlikeable however in some way, I may even relate to them, I can really feel their ache, and I can perceive and empathize with their state of affairs. 

There’s this scene in one of many episodes, the place one of many characters mentioned :

” You do not have to be ashamed. It is okay, I see all of it. You do not have to cover it. It is okay”,

That is what I really feel like saying to the entire characters within the story as a result of there’s a lot ache in life and struggling is part of it, you do not know why you might be right here, why your life is like that, however you might be anticipated to endure and simply transfer ahead. It’s so laborious, life is so laborious – and at instances, I do not know why folks do not vocalize it sufficient. You understand, if solely folks share deep conversations extra, we in all probability will not really feel that lonely going by way of all this.

Perhaps I am at this lowest part in life at this second and watching these tousled folks makes me really feel seen and understood. Perhaps that is why I felt a lot after I watched it, I do not know, I have to completely introspect that. 

There are additionally quite a lot of attention-grabbing issues to discover :

  • The title of every episode, read here for details
  • The paintings that was proven within the intro of each episode
  • The sculptures made by Joji
  • The selection of songs

The trailer would not do justice, simply watch the collection :

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