Review: The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
This series was fantastic! Queen's Gambit is mesmerizing and intelligent. Its hard to capture the intensity for such a cerebral game and yet The Queen's Gambit accomplishes it without sacrificing much in terms of accuracy. It doesn't seek to dumb down the game for the general audience but instead offers realistic and challenging scenarios within highly competitive arena. As a result, we are just as invested in Beth's journey and we feel the intensity of her matches on an emotional and intellectual level. Anya Taylor-Joy is stunningly beautiful and her performance is captivating. As she stares across the chess board at her opponents with her penetrating gaze, you can feel her competition slowly losing their nerve. The Queen's Gambit makes chess look cool and sexy. In an era where board games have been replaced by mobile and console gaming, its nice to see a new generation become inspired learn the game.
Swin: 10/10 - Anya Toylor-Joy is mesmerizing and so is this series.
Created by: Scott Frank, Allan Scott
Directed by: Scott Frank
Written by: Scott Frank
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram, Isla Johnston, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, Chloe Pirrie, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Patrick Kennedy, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marcin Dorocińsk
Number of Seasons: 1
Number of Episodes: 7