A Lame Attempt at a Review of The Queen’s Gambit

If you need a great distraction from the worries of the modern world I suggest you watch “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix.

“The Queen’s Gambit” follows fictional chess prodigy, Elizabeth Harmon on her journey from a Kentucky orphanage to the world’s most exalted chess venues—all while addicted to various drugs.

I’m no chess player, heck, I barely know a pawn from a knight from a king, but I’m finding this limited series mesmerizing. Elizabeth, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is a quirky, troubled young woman who plays chess intuitively. She gets her start in the game playing against the taciturn custodian at the orphanage, but soon she’s taking on entire chess teams in simultaneous play and winning local titles.

We’re not finished watching yet, so I don’t know how it ends, but the acting is spectacular and the sixties fashions are incredible.

Watch it.

Peace, people.

%d bloggers like this: