I’m not exactly sure why but when I think of oriental cooking the first image that comes to mind is rice. Does this make me racist? or does that question in of itself blame me of my own ignorance. No, because for the better of my childhood and adult life I never even considered the idea that being associated with a food group would even make you ignorant in the first place. See that’s society’s problem and it’s not me, but you, or we? or whoever is to blame for that kind of thinking.
In case of the 2023 TV mini-series, Beef tries to analyze and bring to surface a lot of the stereotypes and analytical assumptions of what both Asians and everyone suffers. It does camouflage itself in ideas and beliefs that are inherently good and by objective standards the absolute truth. But it muddies thing up in a little bit too over the top antics that both praise and worship the machine that is trying to destroy us, all collectively as a unified and joined unit of humanity.
If you’re looking for a review of the show, you’re going to have to watch it for yourself. But just beware by supporting netflix you’re catering into the mindless and destructive system that is both encouraging and allowing this kind of behavior to exist and flourish in the world you and I live in.