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Netflix viewers are loving 'wild' dark comedy Beef which is being hailed as 'best TV show of the year'

Emily Brown

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Netflix viewers are loving 'wild' dark comedy Beef which is being hailed as 'best TV show of the year'

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There's a new series in town, and it's got some beef.

Well, actually the series is called Beef, but the characters involved certainly bring a lot of contention into the mix, too.

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The comedy-drama series dropped on Netflix on 6 April, and thanks to a bit of bank holiday weekend bingeing it's quickly taken the world by storm.

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Netflix users who have tuned in to the series have made clear that they have absolutely no beef with watching stars Ali Wong and Steven Yeun go at each other's throats over a hatred which begins when their characters get caught up in a bit of road rage.

Over the course of 10 episodes, their frustration at one another grows and develops until it consumes every thought, and fans can't get enough.

"Stayed up all night obsessively watching #BEEFNetflix," one fan wrote after bingeing the series. "I don’t think I’ve been this tense/ mouth agape since [Game of Thrones]. This sh*t was beautiful and the soundtrack was [chef's kiss]."

Fans have highly recommended the series. Credit: Twitter/@SleepyTacoSteve
Fans have highly recommended the series. Credit: Twitter/@SleepyTacoSteve
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Another celebrated the stars in the show for their work, tweeting: "Steven Yeun and Ali Wong absolutely killed in their performances . The drama, humor, and heartfelt emotion within the screen was amazing.

"Generational trauma, expectations, and the burden of repressed fury was FELT. Definitely will sit with me for a long time."

A third posted: "#Beef on Netflix is the best show I have seen in forever and the soundtrack is great.”

As well as shooting up Netflix's Top 10 list, where it currently occupies the Number 2 spot, Beef has earned an outstanding score of 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, as well as an Audience Score of 94 percent.

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Lee Sung Jin, the creator and showrunner of the new Netflix series, has previously spoken to Variety about the captivating relationship between the main characters, Danny and Amy, explaining: "Both assume incorrectly that they cannot show their true selves to anyone in their lives.

“Part of the reason they’re drawn to each other is they can feel this other person is as broken and messy as they are.”

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong star in Beef. Credit: Netflix
Steven Yeun and Ali Wong star in Beef. Credit: Netflix

Wong, who you might recognise from Netflix's Always Be My Maybe, admitted that she was nervous about the real-life connection she'd have with Yeun as she prepared for the project, saying: “I didn’t know what kind of actor Steven was. I didn’t know if he was going to throw a doughnut at my head.”

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Thankfully, though, no doughnuts were thrown and the hatred between the pair was strictly reserved for when they were on camera.

“He’s loving and sweet between takes," she explained.

What happened during the takes is a different story - but you'll have to watch the show to learn more about that.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, Celebrity

Emily Brown
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