Ever since I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a wee babe, I've had an obsession with chess. Can I play? Not at all. But am I still fascinated by this high-stakes game of boxes and mini figurines? Abso-friggin'-lutely.
So, when I found out that Netflix was releasing a show about this woman from the '50s who was the bomb.com at chess, I was immediately intrigued.
HOWEVER, when I found out that the series starred Emma's Anya Taylor-Joy and Nanny McPhee's Thomas Brodie-Sangster, I knew I had to watch this show posthaste.
Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the pilot of TQG:
Before we jump in, here's the synopsis that Netflix gives for The Queen's Gambit:
1.OK, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that chasing pills with a nip of alcohol is NOT a good idea:
2.Oh, no. Unnamed red-headed female is an orphan. Sad!
3.I'm REEEAAALLLYYYYY hoping this orphanage lady doesn't turn out to be a trash human:
4.OH NO! Those are the pills she took in the beginning. I knew not to trust this lady:
5.OMG, Beth's mom def killed herself:
6.LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
7.AHH, so the drugs help her see the chess board. I see where this is going...:
8.Name a more iconic duo:
9."Don't do it, girl. It's not worth it." "I'm not gon' do it, girl. I'm just thinking about it."
10.If I had a nickel...:
11.WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!
12.Nine-year-old chess prodigy. #TeamBeth!!
14.The look of utter disdain on this child's face:
15.TWO GAMES AT ONCE!! BALLER X 2!!
16.IF THIS WOMAN COMES FOR BETH AND MR. SHAIBEL'S MENTORSHIP, IMMA FLIP A TABLE!
17.Ah, yes. The state finally made it illegal to pump kids with tranquilizers, and now they's tweakin' for the goods!
18.OK, I don't like that Jolene gave her drugs, but I'd be lying if I said that the sentiment didn't pull at my heartstrings:
19.My girl Beth is about to SCHOOL these boys! Today's lesson? Chess, BITCH!
20.Beth is a savage:
21.Beth, honey, those aren't Tic Tacs:
Good golly, miss Molly! To say I'm hooked is an understatement. Needless to say, I will be watching Episode 2, and NOT just for Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
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