The Queen’s Gambit Netflix Review, With Season 2 on the horizon Reelsrated take a look back at one of the best shows of the decade.

The Queen’s Gambit came onto Netflix on October 23, 2020, and instantly became a fan favorite. There was something so good about it that it appealed to every audience member. And now that the rumors of Season 2 are sky-high we thought it would be nice to look back at The Queen’s Gambit Netflix. I mean, it is one of the best shows of the decade nonetheless. So there is no wrong time to look back at it.

The Queen’s Gambit Netflix Review

The Queen’s Gambit Netflix Plot

The Queens’ Gambit Netflix is based on a novel by Walter Tevis of the same name. It was a coming-of-age novel and unfortunately, Walter Tevis died in 1984, just a year after publishing this masterpiece. So, it was good that we saw his work getting the recognition it deserves.

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The Queen’s Gambit Netflix follows the story of Elizabeth Harmon, who is a chess prodigy. She wants to become the world’s greatest chess player, but it won’t be that easy. She has to pass too many hurdles for doing so. Elizabeth is struggling with her own emotional trauma, drug, and alcohol dependency. And more importantly the gender discrimination in the field of chess. The Queen’s Gambit is based in the 1950s and 1960s in Lexington, Kentucky.

The plot seems to be as simple as it can get. But it is not. The subplots make The Queen’s Gambit Netflix so much powerful and unique. There are various reports that Elizabeth’s story resembles that of Bobby Fischer, a world-renowned chess player. McClain of The New York Times has said that Walter took elements of Bobby and transformed him into a female protagonist in The Queen’s Gambit to make a statement about equality in the game. 

The Queen’s Gambit Netflix Review

I started this show without any high expectations for it. But this show surprised me completely. Obviously, I haven’t read the book and I am grateful for that. I didn’t know what I was getting into. I am into chess a little bit and that’s why I was excited about how well they portray this game. They did it beautifully. It is one of the only shows that features a prodigy/genius as a smart character. Rather than dumb in all the other things excluding chess. Another thing was the relativity of sub-plots in the show. Rather than distracting from the main story, they served the main story. And this is what real women’s empowerment looks like. Instead of fighting against 100s of dudes alone. This was one of the very few instances where I found women empowerment not forced.

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The Queen’s Gambit Direction

You won’t find many series directed better than The Queen’s Gambit Netflix. The noir kind of direction gives this show a different kind of subtle vibe. The overhead shots of the characters are just something else and it stands out in a good way. The still shots of characters are amazing as well. Scott Frank did an amazing job and he should be praised for that.

The Queen’s Gambit Performances

Let’s just accept that Anna Taylor Joy is a goddess and be done with it. She did an amazing job and made this show her own in every right. It was a delight to see her, and as she dominates most of the screen time, the show was delightful as well. Another cast member that impressed me was Moses Ingram. She might have been the dark horse of the show. The ways she influences Beth and looks good while doing it are just commendable.

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The Queen’s Gambit: Is It Worth It?

If you have any interest in chess, watch this show. If you have no interest in chess, please watch this show. The Queen’s Gambit Netflix is much more than a basic chess show that will bore you to death. It is an experience that will keep you hooked from the first episode to the absolute last. You will be sucked into Beth’s story without much of a hassle. And the way Allan Scott and Scott Frank have adopted this story into a live-action version should be praised as well.

After its release, I haven’t watched a better show than this. Anna-Taylor Joy is an absolute goddess and she demands you to watch this show, NOW!!

The Queen’s Gambit: Where To Watch?

You can stream the whole show on Netflix only. And the factor that the show has no regional boundaries you can enjoy it from anywhere in the world. The Queen’s Gambit Netflix only consists of 7 episodes, which makes it a perfect show for binge-watching.

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