The time period, the clothes, the mesmerizing eyes of Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, the story... the character of Beth Harmon hooked me and I still find myself thinking about her even though it's been a few weeks since I watched the series. A second character grabbed my attention, too: chess champion, Benny Watts. In preparing for this post, I learned why I kept wondering where I'd seen the actor portraying Benny before. I discovered he was that smitten little boy in Love, Actually. He certainly does have a presence!
In conclusion, if you've heard good things about The Queen's Gambit but haven't watched it because you think chess is a snooze, too, don't let that stop you. You'll be missing out on some excellent television otherwise.
Now it's time for me to warm up those needles. Toodles!