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Our first review in the frame of WATCH, READ & WRITE initiative that we wish to share is:

Review: The Queen’s Gambit 

The Queen’s Gambit is an American drama streaming television miniseries on Netflix starring Anya Taylor-Joy based on the book of the same name by legendary short story writer and novelist Walter Tevis. It was released on 23 October 2020 in the USA and created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott.

The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds into the 1960s. It is a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) as she grows up and battles addiction while seeking to become the best chess player in the world during the Cold War. Anya’s character is nothing short of a vintage super hero the way she effortlessly dismantles her male competition on her own terms while dealing with very real issues and shortcomings. Beth Harmon the protagonist of the film meets various characters throughout her journey that help her collect the ammunition she will need to take on her to achieve what she wants. Anya Taylor-Joy delivers a stunning performance which drives the show to one of the most satisfying endings in a mini-series. This show definitely attempts to bridge the social and cultural gaps in the society through its on-point social commentary and makes its relevance justified even half a century after its setting.

On the other hand the series representing the effect of trauma and drug abuse. It’s interesting and quite unique how trauma and drug abuse were laid out on the character overall, beautiful film and morals alongside. It was all above Elizabeth Harmon, trying to overcome herself, she is her own antagonist. So the series is full with deep thoughts and cooping methods. And there is a balance of seriousness and lightness of this show, while it is a show and meant for entertainment the story is believable and hard touching.

In addition to all of this my opinion is that the series has absolutely amazing and talented lead actresses and has marvelous visual language and you really feel like you have a backstage pass into this world of competitive chess play. But does not matter if you are not really into chess, I’m sure you can enjoy it.

If you are not sure yet you want to watch it, check the trailer: