Where do I begin… One of the best shows I highly recommend.
Netflix released The Queen’s Gambit on October 23, 2020. After four weeks it had become Netflix’s most-watched scripted miniseries! It received critical acclaim, with praise going towards Taylor-Joy’s performance as well as for the cinematography and production values. It has also received a positive response from the chess community and is claimed to have increased public interest in the game.
The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems and substance abuse. The title of the series refers to a chess opening of the same name - The Queen’s Gambit.
The story begins in Lexington, Kentucky, where a nine-year-old Beth, having lost her mother in a car crash, is taken to an orphanage where she is taught chess by the building’s custodian, Mr. Shaibel. I don’t want to spoil much, it’s better if you watch it and see how the story unfolds!
- Have you seen this show? What do you think of the show?
- If you haven’t would you watch it?