Prepare to become obsessed
In only seven episodes, the Netflix original series The Queen’s Gambit tells a wildly engrossing tale of a gifted chess prodigy named Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Harmon who becomes one of the best chess players in the world despite the extremely high odds stacked against her. Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, Beth’s journey is a bumpy one. She contends with family trauma and addiction and makes her way through a game dominated by men, as she goes from learning to play chess in a Kentucky orphanage at the age of nine to battling Russian grandmasters in Europe in the ’60s. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy—and her performance easily makes chess riveting.
Here are five reasons the most-watched show on Netflix right now is a must-see.
The stunning fashion
Beth sports a series of stylish looks…