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The Queen's Gambit

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The Queen's Gambit is a TV series recently released on Netflix on Friday, October 23, 2020. Based on the 1983 novel of the same title by Walter Tevis, it is the story of an orphan girl who is a world-class chess prodigy.

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I thought it was ok.
Solid 7.
And I loved Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Would have liked to have seen more about the psychological side of the games.
The ending was left way too open ended.

On the plus side, ATJ is a tremendous actress.
She's all eyes and tells us every expression without saying a word.

At seven episodes and as a standalone season, I would recommend.
 

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If Beth Harmon also played Magic: The Gathering...:

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I really liked it. Finished it in two days
 

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Fantastic show, ATJ deserves some kind of award for her performance imo.
 

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Really enjoying this 3 episodes in. My wife talked me into it. I'd never heard of it (guess I missed this thread) and wouldn't have tried it based upon the subject matter. Glad I did and as others have mentioned ATJ is really compelling in the lead role. It's those eyes.
 

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Really enjoying this 3 episodes in. My wife talked me into it. I'd never heard of it (guess I missed this thread) and wouldn't have tried it based upon the subject matter. Glad I did and as others have mentioned ATJ is really compelling in the lead role. It's those eyes.

It's really good.

Also, if your wife made you watch Love Actually, the little drummer kid (son of Liam Neeson in the movie) is the rebel chess player that she befriends in Queen's Gambit.
 

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It's really good.

Also, if your wife made you watch Love Actually, the little drummer kid (son of Liam Neeson in the movie) is the rebel chess player that she befriends in Queen's Gambit.
the nerd in the hat and trench coat?

holy shit, never noticed that! Good catch.
 

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It's really good.

Also, if your wife made you watch Love Actually, the little drummer kid (son of Liam Neeson in the movie) is the rebel chess player that she befriends in Queen's Gambit.

Lol, though I have seen that movie she didn't talk me into that one. The gal next door told her about this one. A miniseries about a fictional orphaned chess prodigy? I would have passed. But I guess it's quite a hit from what I've read since we started watching it. One criticism I read was that, per the book it's based upon, is that she's too good looking for the role. I thought welcome to Hollywood..
 

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Well the last 4 episodes weren't as good as the first 3. I thought it really started to drag with a lot of uninteresting filler about halfway through, after she'd basically established herself as a worldwide chess force to be reckoned with. Still enjoyed it.
 
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