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Based on a 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, the programme follows young chess prodigy Beth Harmon from the age of nine to 22 during her quest to become the world's greatest chess player.
"In a 1950s orphanage," the show's synopsis reads, "a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction."
See the full trailer here:
And now fans are calling The Queen's Gambit the best show they've seen all year, taking to Twitter to share their love for the show.
One fan had high praise indeed for the limited series:
"The Queen's Gambit is the best thing I've seen this year, and I have watched A LOT of things this year."
The Queen's Gambit is the best thing I've seen this year, and I have watched A LOT of things this year.
- Mark McConville (@markmcconville) November 5, 2020
"Watching The Queen's Gambit and omg one of the best miniseries on Netflix right now," said one eager fan.
"The Queen's Gambit may be the best show I've ever watched," said another.
While others just couldn't stop watching the series, which is set in the 1950s and 1960s.
One fan was up through the night bingeing the programme:
"Spent six hours through the night watching The Queen's Gambit. Best decision I've made in a long time."
Spent 6 hours through the night watching The Queen's Gambit. Best decision I've made in a long time.
- Tony Cruz (@BaloniTone) November 4, 2020
And another had nothing but love for the series:
"Started The Queen's Gambit on Netflix yesterday evening and finished at 2 in the morning. I couldn't stop watching after I started, that's when you know you've found an epic series."
started The Queen's Gambit on Netflix yesterday evening and finished at 2 in the morning:night_with_stars: i couldn't stop watching after i started, that's when you know you've found an :sparkles:epic:sparkles: series >>> modules:kissing::point_left:
CANT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH go see for yourselves♟:sparkling_heart:#TheQueensGambitNetflix pic.twitter.com/94UifjPyiI
- (@abbyy_dlcrz) October 30, 2020
In fact, many fans were pleasantly surprised by the show, not quite expecting it to be quite as good as they found.
One fan who called The Queen's Gambit the "best series ever" added that she thought the show would be bland but that it far exceeded her expectations.
"You'd think a show about chess would be bland and draggy but this one's the complete opposite. no petty drama, no "bad guys", no 18sx/graphic scenes. just so so narratively brilliant. 10/10 WATCH IT PLS"
The Queen's Gambit is available to stream on Netflix now.
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