What’s New in Entertainment: The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix is another one of Netflix’s popular series that also implements both hard hitting issues as well as an intense story. Here’s what you need to know!

What’s New in Entertainment: The Queen’s Gambit

By: Sarah Kebei

One of the most streamed shows on Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit, series is a coming of age tale with Anya Taylor- Joy, who plays the main protagonist Beth. She is a deeply troubled young woman who finds refuge within the game of chess. It brings awareness to mental illnesses whilst also telling a story of the life of a young chess prodigy. 

The Queen’s Gambit is an interesting series, which tells the story of a nine year old orphan prodigy named Beth Harmon, who discovers and masters the game of chess but little does she know that child stardom comes at a price. After her mother dies fatally in a car accident , Beth is sent to an orphanage. 

She was a shy withdrawn girl who finds a purpose when her school janitor teaches her to play chess. She portrays her talent for the game and is soon competing at a very high level. However, the dark side to Beth Harmon is that she also developed a serious drug addiction as this seems to help her play. 

She is set on her path for stardom and fame but will she fulfil her desires or will she self- destruct? The Queen’s Gambit is worth the watch!