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Queen's Gambit on Netflix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by hybrid_77, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. hybrid_77

    hybrid_77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New England
    About halfway through this and really enjoying it

  2. Next on my to watch list
  3. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    I really enjoyed it and may rewatch it. While I was very tempted to binge it I kept myself to two episodes per day to savor it. It's beautifully shot and designed, the writing is sharp and the acting is all wonderful. It's just deep enough to have some emotional weight in the later episodes, but I found great pleasure in just watching it. Anya Taylor-Joy is a star and deserves all the accolades she's getting for this. One of the best things I've seen since the beginning of the year.
  4. Philo Beddoe

    Philo Beddoe Mechanic at Joe’s Garage

    Indianapolis, IN.
    We started it last night, it’s an excellent series thus far.
  5. aorecords

    aorecords Forum Resident

    Top notch series. I binged it in two days earlier this week.
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  6. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    The lead is fantastic and the production is slick, but the first few episodes are not as good as I'd hoped. I'm comparing to House of Cards, Narcos, Narcos: Mexico, Russian Doll, and the like. Bojack Horseman was a Netflix all time great that ranks up there with the finest from HBO. Suppose my expectations are quite high.
  7. Macman

    Macman Senior Member

    I watched four episodes last night and loved it. Taylor-Joy is perfect. She's going to be a major star.
  8. Jim Pattison

    Jim Pattison Forum Resident

    Kitchener ON
    I haven't seen this yet, but I read the Walter Tevis novel that the series is based on many years ago, and loved it. If you like the series, the book is well-worth checking out.
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  9. rnranimal

    rnranimal Senior Member

    Have a few episodes left. Really liking it.
  10. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Absolutely. How long will we have to wait to see her in the new `Mad Max' film?! :love:
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  11. klownschool

    klownschool Forum Resident

    Great series. Love it and finished it in record time.
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  12. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

    Starting tomorrow night. Totally psyched.
  13. RichardG

    RichardG Forum Resident

    Wales, UK
    Have only heard good / great things.

    Finishing Haunting of Bly Manor first (average but keeping me interested), then onto Queen's Gambit.

    Looking forward to it
  14. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    The first episode was excellent, and I'm in--even though I know nothing about chess!
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  15. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    New York, NY
    Started last night with 2 episodes and it is a winner!
  16. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    5 episodes in and hooked. Too bad there is only a few more to watch.

    There's going to be a season 2 apparently.
  17. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    New York, NY
    My daughter and her boyfriend also started the show over the weekend and love it. Can’t wait to get back to it tonight.
  18. Macman

    Macman Senior Member

    I finished it last night and thought it was excellent. I hope they don't try a sequel. It was perfect as is.
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  19. ghostdwg

    ghostdwg Forum Resident

    New Milford, CT
    I watched it over the weekend and thought it was excellent-Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is terrific.
  20. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    One of my three favorite novels and I am stunned, stunned, STUNNED it appears to have been made into a high-level, respectful miniseries.

    For those of you unfamiliar with Walter Tevis, he is the author of the books on which THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE HUSTLER, and THE COLOR OF MONEY are based on. But THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is his best. I can't wait to see this.

    I saw an interview about how the actress sought coaching from chess pros on how to pick up and move the pieces so she didn't look like a noob. That level of attention bodes well.
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  21. GRompre68

    GRompre68 Well-Known Member

    Colombus, Ohio
    Very good series, very well paced. I just could not stop watching it! The acting was fantastic as well. Anya Taylor-Joy was a great choice for this role. I could not imagine a more perfect fit. Watched the whole thing in two evenings.
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  22. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

    Oxford, MS
    Like everyone else, watched it, loved it. Thought there were a few clichés and soap opera elements, but Anya Taylor-Joy is indeed a star.
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  23. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    She apparently did a mix of moving like a real chess master would, and adding her own movement influenced by her experience as a dancer. The move is very believable based on her character, and she apparently memorized the moves from actual games. I know very little about chess but the attention to detail really does add to the movie.

    I've never seen her in anything before, but I am going to go back and watch her movies after I finish this.
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  24. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  25. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Try to find The Miniaturist on PBS--it is wonderful...and so is she.
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