yeah it was kind of boring. remember though i only got through one ep. i'm sticking with it.Really?? I thought the first three were excellent. The next two slowed down a bit and six and seven brought the pace back. By far the best thing on right now.
god i know. i didn't know horror was supposed to put you to sleep. its so fucking dull.Lovecraft Country feels like doing my homework, oth.
i gotta be honest i just kind of felt like i was too old for this one.Oh, and I saw Euphoria won some awards over the weekend. It was pretty good. Sort of a schoolyard trainspotting. Drugs and love.
i saw this the other day on the torrents. keep us updated on how it turns out.
WOW! JUST WOW!
I just finished ep 2 of this 7 part series!
A young girl loses her mom after they are involved in a car "accident". She is sent to a orphanage and struggles to find her way/fit in.
When she encounters the janitor in the basement playing chess, she has no idea what he is doing/what the game is. However, she has a gift! The janitor refuses to let her play...at first...but she studies him and goes over the moves/games in her head at night in bed. He then starts to teach her: openings/strategy/etc.
The orphanage administers medication to all of the girls, but that just sharpens her senses and knowledge of the game.
She is adopted, and again, struggles to fit in with her new "parents". After she reads in the paper about a local chess tournament, she reaches out to the janitor for the $5 entrance fee(winner takes home $100). Her life will never be the same!
The fabulous Isla Johnston plays the young(fictional) Beth Harmon and the wonderful Anya Taylor-Joy plays her in her teens/later years.
I don't believe that you have to be a chess fan to absolutely love this series! I am, but that is only partially why I choose to give it a shot. Netflix hit it out of the park with this!
As of 2 eps.....4.75/5
(Disclaimer: My rating can drop is Netflix $hits the bed over the last 5 eps!)
I just started watching it yesterday and agree - the first couple of episodes are really good and the lead is excellent in the role. I'm really enjoying it.