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The Queen’s Gambit (Season 1) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Whilst Netflix may be flagging behind in its original movie stakes, it still very much leads the way in terms of its TV content. The Queen’s Gambit is no different and in fact ends up being one of their best of class shows.  It’s phenomenal.  A fictional story about a female chess prodigy may not sound like a winner but it gets almost everything right.  From its glorious period design to its direction and writing, it’s a technical and creative masterpiece.  But its Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead role as Beth that takes the show to a whole new level.  She is nothing short of captivating, delivering a performance beyond her years and marking her out once again is one Hollywood’s best actors.  Simply put you will be hooked across it’s seven episodes as Netflix once again delivers an instant classic.

Best Bit: The period look & detail is phenomenal

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Emily in Paris (TV), Sharp Objects (TV), Godless (TV)

9 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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