BEEF

NZ release: 06 April 2023

Violence, Offensive language, Sex scenes Rated on: 06 April 2023

Season 1

BEEF

What’s it about?

A feud between two individuals, a struggling contractor and an unfulfilled entrepreneur, is caused by a road rage incident, unleashing their deepest and darkest impulses.

The facts

  • Directed by Lee Sung Jin (Undone, Dave)
  • English language
  • 10 episodes, each about 35 minutes
  • Starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

Why did it get this rating?

This show was self-rated by Netflix. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Sex

Sexual activity is shown. There is no nudity. The word “f**k” is used in a sexual sense, and the words “pu**y” and “c*ck” are used during sex.

There are scenes that suggest masturbation.

Crime

There are depictions of anti-social behaviours such as vandalism and urinating all over a bathroom.

Kidnapping and assault is shown in the show. The show makes it clear that the criminal behaviour is wrong.

Cruelty

Characters sabotage relationships and verbally abuse others.

Violence

The show contains gun violence, a couple of punch-ups, and a man is strangled.

There are other disturbing scenes in the show. One shows blood on a character’s face mask after being shot. In the other, a character is crushed by a door. There is no injury details but their deaths are implied by the sound effects.

Self-harm

A character attempts suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning and their death is referenced later in the show. This could be upsetting for some viewers.

Drug use

Characters smoke cannabis.

Offensive language

“Motherf**ker”, “f**k”, “b*tch” and “sh*t” are mentioned.

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