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The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20



When winning takes everything, what are you left with? The Queen’s Gambit follows a young chess prodigy’s rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost. A riveting adaptation of Walter Tevis’ groundbreaking novel comes to Netflix on October 23rd, starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
6 episodes.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

I'm unfamiliar with the source material, but I really hope this didn't go down the route of 'all great chess players are geniuses' and 'all great chess players are crazy', because neither is true.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Just finish watching the first episode and was very entertaining.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Originally Posted by dom56 View Post
Just finish watching the first episode and was very entertaining.
Same, Iím in for the entire series....
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Just finished episode 2 when Taylor-Joy takes over the series. So far, this is an interesting drama with excellent production values. It's too slowly paced to binge, so I might be working on this for more than a week, but I am looking forward to the entire series. This is my first real exposure to Taylor-Joy, who is quite well thought of as an actress, so I am eager to see what I think of her.
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Finish episode four
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the reaction on Beth's face when she lite up the candle was priceless.

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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

This show is great, the lead is mesmerizing to look at...
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Finish watching final episode. Fantastic show, great performance by Taylor-Joy. The ending was just beautiful shot.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Originally Posted by dom56 View Post
Just finish watching the first episode and was very entertaining.
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Same, Iím in for the entire series....
Same same. Loved it. Can't wait to finish. Beautifully shot series.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
This show is great, the lead is mesmerizing to look at...
She starred in that movie, Emma, that came out earlier this year.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Just finished, best show on Netflix this year. 2nd only to Ted Lasso on Apple+ as my fave of the year.
Really enjoyed this, highly recommended!
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Surprised so many of you have never seen Anya Taylor-Joy yet, she's already built up quite the sizeable resume at a very young age.

My particular recommendations would be The Witch and Thoroughbreds, but it's not hard to find other work by her.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Yea, I thought she was well known, especially after Split. And for any who don’t know... she will be a young Furiousa in the upcoming Mad Max spinoff.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

And she's in the New Mutants movie that just came out.
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I think I'm on episode 5 at this point and it's an interesting watch for sure. Looking forward to finishing it possibly tonight.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Wonderful great series. Highly recommended.

Here's what a real woman chess champion has to say about the show:

A Real-Life Chess Champion on Netflix’s Addictive Hit
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I really liked this series. It was refreshing to see matches being played while if it were a movie, these would be shown through quick montages
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

After my initial skepticism, I watched this show last week rather than devote my attention to, ahem, 'other things'.

I cannot express how impressed I am. This is the first time I've ever seen competitive chess treated accurately and respectfully in a film or on TV. They even got the nomenclature right. There was one scene where the main character opened 1. d4, and after one of her opponent's opening responses I muttered to myself, "huh, the Albin..." Later on she commented to another character she'd never faced the Albin Countergambit before.

Aside from all that, everything else was just wonderful, the acting, direction, costumes, everything. Best TV I've seen this year.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

I have one episode left and I like it a lot, although I feel the last couple episodes were weaker. Taylor-Joy is brilliant and as wenders said, production values are top notch. She was also fantastic in The Witch.

FYI, she's also in Peaky Blinders S5.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Absolutely loved it, as mentioned above probably the best thing on TV this year along with Ted Lasso
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

This was another fantastic limited series from Scott Frank. Exceptional writing, directing, acting, cinematography, production design, etc.
Taloy-Joy was amazing. Also, acclaimed director Marielle Heller... where'd that come from! I know she had a small role in Frank's AWATT, but it was cool to see her take a break from directing movies for a pretty substantial role.

This has been sitting on the Netflix Top 10 for over 2 weeks. I can see this getting some award recognition like Frank's Godless. Hopefully, Netflix continues to let Frank make these limited series.
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

i was surprisingly intrigued by the first ep and saw it all the way through. will give the rest a go, even though i have no interest in chess whatsoever...
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

While it might help some, you don't need to have an interest in chess to enjoy the series. And the final episode is great.
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I’m a Chess Expert. Here’s What ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Gets Right
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Re: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Limited Series) - S: Anya Taylor-Joy, C: Scott Frank - premieres 10/23/20

Also, this:

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess

Which is a conversation we need to continue having. There's no rational reason why women should be demonstrably inferior to men at chess, but for some reason, they are. It's something that has troubled me for decades.

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