If you watch Netflix often, I am sure you have seen The Queen’s Gambit in the Top 10 shows recently. The Queen’s Gambit is a seven part miniseries that was released on Netflix last month, and it has been in the top 10 ever since.
While The Queen’s Gambit may seem like a drama mostly for chess fans, I think it would appeal to a much wider audience. Although The Queen’s Gambit may be even better if you are a really big chess fan or player yourself, even non-chess fans would likely enjoy it. There are games of chess that are played during the series, but these are only a part of the actual drama.
The Queen’s Gambit starts off with Beth Harmon (the main character) living in an orphanage, and runs until she is about 25 years old and near the top of the chess world. Although she is a chess prodigy, the show is more about the triumphs and struggles she had to endure on her way to the top. Although some parts of The Queen’s Gambit may seem a bit slow, I thought the show was really well produced and interesting to watch throughout.
I originally heard about The Queen’s Gambit after I read an article about Garry Kasparov. Kasparov is one of the most famous chess players of all time, and is widely regarded as one of the best also. The article was an interview with him about the role he played in helping to produce the series. In order to make The Queen’s Gambit feel and seem legitimate, he created chess games that would be both interesting to watch and true to the game. I think this helps to make the series feel more authentic, even if I am only an amateur chess player myself.
The series is based on the book “The Queen’s Gambit” by Walter Tevis. I have never read the book, so I cannot comment on how true to the storyline the series is; however, I would be interested in learning if the book or the series is better!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!