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

  • 100% 100%

  • 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



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.

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.




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.