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I liked Queen's Gambit, but it's not without its faults. However, it is made in a way that says--just try and not like this. The lead actress is of course wonderful, but I also would call out the quality work of  Bill Camp (who also did such a great job in The Outsider) who is solid again as the Zen master.

The story--eh, it's a pretty standard fairy tale that is pretty much improbable. What elevates this show is all of its production values. There is some really modern filmmaking going on here. The last episode is loaded with new shooting ideas that are so much better than the hyper-shallow focus that's been going on a lot recently. (For example again see The Outsider.)

So in the end you get a great big hot fudge sundae (or whatever you're favorite dessert is); the locations, the clothes the look, the bodies and the oh-so standard redemption story, and you can't help but gulp it down.

Last edited by The Old Man
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