Should I Watch: The Queen’s Gambit?

Should I Watch The Queen’s Gambit?

Absolutely, yes! The Queen’s Gambit is a fantastic miniseries with strong themes complementing a competent and well written story. The acting and editing are both super tight, delivering a perfectly paced plot.

There are some very memorable moments here, with a lot of tense and fascinating chess duels throughout.

How Long Is This Show?

The Queen’s Gambit is a single-season show with 7 episodes. All of these are different lengths, with episodes 1, 2, 6 and 7 each clocking in at an hour or more. The other episodes in between these are 45-48 minutes long. At the time of writing, there is no confirmation of a season 2 for The Queen’s Gambit.

What Is The Queen’s Gambit Actually About?

Orphaned at the age of nine, Beth Harmon is a chess prodigy and masters the game, rising to prominence deep in the heart of the 1960’s. Unfortunately that stardom comes at a price, which falls in the form of substance abuse. This battle ultimately consumes Beth throughout her career. All of this inner turmoil crescendos into the biggest tournament in Beth’s life.

What Language Is This In?

The Queen’s Gambit is shot and filmed in English.

Where Can I Watch The Queen’s Gambit?

The Queen’s Gambit is available to watch in its entirety on Netflix worldwide. All episodes are available now.

Is There A Trailer For This?

Absolutely, you can check it out here:

What Do I Need To Know Before Watching The Queen’s Gambit?

The Queen’s Gambit is an adaptation of the 1983 American novel by Walter Tevis. The miniseries does an excellent job adapting the main themes of the book, which combine a standard coming of age story with feminism, drug addiction and alcoholism.

What’s The Age Rating?

The age rating for The Queen’s Gambit is a 15. Substance abuse, specifically that for alcohol and prescription drugs, are both referenced and explored throughout. There are also some sexual references and cursing too.

Who Are The Main Stars?

Anya Taylor-Joy is the star of the show here, delivering a scene-stealing role as chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Mr Shaibel is played by Bill Camp while Harry Potter fans will surely enjoy seeing Harry Melling, who’s just as inspired here as he was in The Devil All The Time. Thomas Brodie-Sangster also has a big role to play here too.

You can check out the rest of the cast by clicking HERE

What Other Shows Are Like The Queen’s Gambit?

You can check out our ’10 TV Shows Like The Queen’s Gambit’ post by clicking these words.

Our Thoughts:

Our full season review for The Queen’s Gambit is currently live. You can check it out HERE

Alternatively, we also have recaps up for every episode, which you can check out HERE

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