Like Bill Hader after he went awards show official with Ali Wong, Netflix‘s Beef was a big winner at the 2024 Golden Globes, which aired on Sunday (Jan. 7). If you haven’t seen the show that earned Wong her first-ever Golden Globe award (and her celebratory smooch from the SNL alum), now is as good a time as ever. Luckily, we have you covered on everything you need to know about Beef!
The comedy-drama series tied with The Bear for the second-most wins of the night, taking home awards in each of the three categories it was nominated for. Aside from becoming the first show created by and starring Asian Americans to win Best Television Limited Series, Beef’s leading stars Wong and Steven Yeun also won Best Actress and Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
When creator Lee Sung Jin took the stage to accept the award for Best Limited Series, he revealed that the show was inspired by a real-life road rage incident he once experienced.
“Our show is actually based on a real road rage incident that actually happened to me, so I’d be remiss not to thank that driver,” he joked. “Sir, I hope you honk and yell and inspire others for years to come.”
So what is Beef about? Who stars in it? And where can you watch it?
We have all the answers to your burning questions. Keep reading for more information.
Who stars in Beef?
Beef features Wong as Amy — an unfulfilled small business owner — and Yeun as Danny — a struggling contractor. It also stars Joseph Lee as Amy’s husband George, Young Mazino as Danny’s younger brother, David Shoe as Danny’s cousin and Patti Yasutake as George’s mother. Plus, actors like Maria Bello, Ashley Park and Mia Serafino also hold recurring roles in the series.
What is Beef about on Netflix?
The 10-episode series follows Amy and Danny, two strangers who, after getting into a road rage incident, set out to destroy one another in an unrelenting quest for revenge. As things get messier and their stories become more intertwined, both of their personal lives slowly begin to crumble around them.
Where to watch Beef:
Beef is available to stream on Netflix. You can subscribe to the platform for as low as $6.99 per month with ads or $15.49 per month without ads.