The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit ★★★½

A little overwritten at times starts feeling a bit muddled towards the end, but ultimately a really satisfying experience - in large part due to Ana Taylor Joy's performance.

Like pretty much all Netflix series, it could have been tightened up.

Sure, giving the story a little breathing room isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I felt like it hampered some of the emotional impact the series could have had; there's too much distance between beats.