The Queen’s Gambit: A Thing of Beauty⁣

Anya Taylor-Joy has finally come into her own and absolutely nailed it.⁣

A brilliant character sketch of a young chess prodigy at the height of the Cold War – which could pass off as a true story and probably win a couple of Emmys. It still will. It better – The Queen’s Gambit is probably one of the best shows of 2020.⁣

The pace while slow to begin with, soon picks up and culminates in an exhilarating finale that would leave any grandmaster speechless.⁣

For a show that eats, sleeps and breathes chess, it does a remarkable job at breaking free and being so much more than just that. ⁣

The period drama dives deep into the murky world of addiction and abuse – all the while keenly chipping away at the diamond in the rough, as the transformation unfolds before the viewer’s eyes. ⁣

It could have been a cold, heartless affair. However, the show revels in its emotional acuity – of love, loss & acceptance  –  all thanks to some sharp writing and magical camerawork. ⁣

Some inspired casting choices in Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd & Moses Ingram make for fantastic viewing over the span of 7 episodes.⁣

The Queen’s Gambit – based on the book with the same name by Walter Tevis – is an exemplary tale of what it means to be human and that we all share the same aspirations, hopes and dreams. ⁣

It may be a game of chess, but isn’t that what life is all about? ⁣

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