The Queen's Gambit

It cleverly intersperses the protagonist's chess playing with her perpetual life-scheming. The rich production design, fashion porn, and international locales give the show its sense of spectacle even if it borders on kitsch at times. Performances range from excellent to overwrought, and I question some of its depictions of substance abuse. But let's be honest, the real MVP keeping the show afloat is Anya Taylor-Joy.