The Queen’s Gambit
Created by Scott Frank, Allan Scott. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller. Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.
Anya Taylor-Joy has pretty much killed it in every role that I’ve seen her in, and this is nothing different. It helps that the story is pretty tightly written and everything has momentum, there really wasn’t’ a time that I was bored in the seven episodes of the ‘Mini Series”.
If you’re trying to stay sober though, this is going to be a rough one to get through, she uses alcohol and drugs to excess, without long term repercussions.