Things left unspoken spoke volumes!
When a series opens with a clothed soaked woman suddenly emerging out of a bathtub in the dark, you expect some disturbing undercurrents to manifest themselves along the way. The Queen’s Gambit does not disappoint. In fact, it so much did not disappoint that this was the first show in almost two years that I binge-watched in a day (yes, Stranger Things 3 was the last thing I did that with, like millions of other people probably).
The theme of a troubled yet genius individual is one of the most familiar in modern (and vintage) cinema. Yet, somehow this series packed that old wine in a new bottle so effortlessly that unrecognized flavors of the old wine wafted up and mesmerized my senses. Warning: spoilers ahead, as I try to make sense of the 7-odd hours that I feverishly sunk into the new Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit (TQG). …