Beef Series Reveals Rage & Despair Beneath the Surface of Ordinary Life

Beef, the 10-part Netflix dark comedy series about the consequences of a road rage incident, is worth watching for a number of reasons. It’s one of those shows that somehow captures something essential (sadly in this case) about the zeitgeist of contemporary American culture, specifically the rage, despair, and disappointment that are bubbling up just below the surface in the lives of so many seemingly ordinary people. While funny, entertaining, and a bit depressing, it also manages to point to ways people can potentially overcome their more destructive impulses. Check out my full review of Beef on my movie review site.