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The Queen’s Gambit Narrative Sin Is Precisely What Makes It Watchable

When breaking the “show, don’t tell” rule is essential.

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(Warning: minor spoilers ahead)

I’m finally catching up with The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. The mini-series tells the fictional story of chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy). Beth, orphaned at age 8, learns to play chess…

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