Look, I know The Queen’s Gambit came out back in October, and you’ve probably already heard so many great things about it. Yes. Yes, this series is a masterpiece. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it. There is a reason why it stayed in the top 10 on Netflix for so long. I have a sneaking suspicion its because people genuinely want to see these type of inspiring stories. Not everything needs to be all doom and gloom, especially after the already hellish year we all went through. The Queen’s Gambit handles adult issues in a sophisticated manner, while also telling the story and comeuppance of a young girl working her way to the top of the chess game. This is just another super short review praising the limited series. So, what makes it great?
It all comes down to the storytelling. Who doesn’t love a story about an underdog? Anna Taylor-Joy just shines in this role as the protagonist Beth Harmon. The script is fantastic, and she just chews up each and every scene she’s in, just oozing charisma. Beth is a troubled child, who grows into her own, while struggling with her personal life. Balancing her love for the competition, with her relationships outside of the game. You as a viewer, root for her through and through. Its hard not to really.
What more can I say that hasn’t already been said? Look, I never thought a story about chess would grip me the way this series did. I actually watched this with my younger sister, and we were so inspired, that after we finished the series, we went online and looked up tutorials on how to play chess. I think, if this show can evoke this, then its gone above and beyond.
The Queen’s Gambit is now streaming worldwide on Netflix.