‘BEEF’ Premiere Recap: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong Netflix Dramedy
Steven Yeun and Ali Wong grill up some juicy BEEF in Netflix’s newest dramedy after an incident on the highway modifications the lives of their characters in methods you’ll be able to’t think about. And what unravels in Netflix’s 10-episode collection (all of which is now out there to stream) is so humorous, so dramatic and so tragic that it borders on absurdity in the very best means.
Within the premiere, we meet Danny Cho (Yeun) in the course of a tough day. After failing to return some hibachi grills (for the third time apparently) and enduring huge judgment from a retailer clerk, he virtually will get right into a fender bender with a white SUV who obnoxiously lays on the horn and flips him the fowl. It’s this second, simply two minutes into the collection, that kickstarts this complete shebang.
From there it’s a race via suburban Los Angeles streets as Amy Lau (the girl within the SUV, performed by Wong) begins chucking issues out her window at Danny’s truck. Cease indicators are blown and flower beds are trampled, as Danny virtually collides with different innocents on the highway. Amy makes her getaway, however not earlier than Danny memorizes her license plate.
When she pulls into her storage, Amy checks her telephone and is clearly overwhelmed with the entire messages, conferences and calls, however she places on a faux smile for her husband George anyway. She’s trying to promote her enterprise to a big firm, however as she begins to spiral, her husband stops her to recommend that she choose up her gratitude journals once more. (Simply let her vent, man!) When he kisses her on the pinnacle, her face sinks and it’s clear she’s a really sad girl. To make issues worse, George needs her to promote his crappy artwork at her retailer, to which she reluctantly agrees. (Significantly, what is that factor?!)
Danny looks as if a fairly sad dude, too. He lives together with his brother Paul in a dilapidated condominium, whereas working a contracting job for unappreciative prospects who suppose he’s annoying. (Don’t fear, you gained’t really feel dangerous for Danny for too lengthy.) We additionally meet Isaac, Danny’s cousin, who’s freshly sprung from a stint in jail for… counterfeiting child formulation? Danny asks Cuz for a mortgage, and Isaac provides him $20,000, which Danny instantly uploads into Paul’s crypto account. (That may’t be good, proper?)
Later, Danny harasses an actual property agent a couple of piece of land he needs to purchase (so his struggling mother and father can transfer to the States), till his telephone dings. His crypto account misplaced $17,415.68 — ouch! In the meantime, Amy finds a clip of the highway rage incident circulating on-line, and is relieved that not one of the commenters noticed both of the drivers. Danny, reeling from getting fired and shedding the money, tries to kill myself by lighting the entire hibachi grills indoors. Fortunately, he alters his thoughts… proper earlier than Googling Amy’s license plate quantity.
As he drives away, she memorizes his license plate, and from there, it’s on.
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