The Queen’s Gambit
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Who would think a mini-series about chess in the 1960s would be the sleeper hit of the fall of 2020? Fans are crazy about it (8.9 on IMDb!) and it has a perfect score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. All 7 episodes are on Netflix now.


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SHOW INFO

Status: Limited Run

Premiere: October 23, 2020
End Date: October 23, 2020

Category: Drama
Genres: Drama


 


REVIEWS

89

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  • 89% 89%
  • 78% 78%
The Queen’s Gambit

Who would think a mini-series about chess in the 1960s would be the sleeper hit of the fall of 2020? Fans are crazy about it (8.9 on IMDb!) and it has a perfect score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. All 7 episodes are on Netflix now.


Access Method: Subscription

 

PLATFORMS SUPPORTED



SHOW INFO

Status: Limited Run

Premiere: October 23, 2020
End Date: October 23, 2020

Category: Drama
Genres: Drama



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REVIEWS

89*

  • 100% 100%
  • 89% 89%
  • 78% 78%

*This is the show’s PeakTV score. It is an average of this show’s Metacritic, IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

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SUMMARY

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

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SUMMARY

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

 

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess 
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The Netflix hit captures the struggles of women in the game, where female grandmasters are rare. But the reality, one top player says, is worse.

November 10, 2020  NY Times 
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Where Do You Get Clothes Like on 'Queen's Gambit'? 
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Chess and fashion have not historically intersected, but a popular Netflix show is resetting the board.

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I’m a Chess Expert. Here’s What ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Gets Right 
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November 3, 2020  NY Times 
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