Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a shiny feminist romp through competitive chess culture

 Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a shiny feminist romp through competitive chess culture

There is nothing I hate more than a slow-moving program. As each episode ended, I kept moving on, completely absorbed in this series that somehow turned a laborious strategy video game into one of the most engrossing dramas I’ve watched all year.

The Queen’s Gambit, based on the 1983 novel of the very same by Walter Tevis, concentrates on Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a Cold War-era Kentucky lady who is sent to an orphanage after her mom passes. Here, she sharpens her chess skills by betting the janitor (Costs Camp) in the basement– however, at the same time, she establishes a dangerous dependence on tranquilizers. Read more … More about Netflix, Television Evaluation, Home Entertainment, Movies Television Reveals, and Streaming Services
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