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MidnightVibe
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
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I thought she was beautiful,


She's more beautiful than hot.


MidnightVibe
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
Moses Ingram is going places.


CBandits82
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Just finished ep 1 loved it


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johnny25
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
I heard so many positive reviews about this show! Started watching it a few days ago
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The Spleen
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
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She's more beautiful than hot.


I'd put her in the striking category. A really unique look that can be a bit polarizing.


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I'd put her in the striking category. A really unique look that can be a bit polarizing.


That is closer to accurate for me. She isn't classically beautiful or hot to me but she is nevertheless very intriguing.


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I loved it. Best of 2020 for me. And I love that this board loved it. Great thread. Especially the part where the guy said he was just tucking his shirt in. Great comments throughout.



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Darla Hood
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
I loved everything about this show, maybe in particular that the story didn't fall into traps of making everyone she encountered be evil and spiteful, nor was Beth ever malicious. Mr. Shaibel didn't try to hurt her. Jolene didn't torment her or alienate her. Her adoptive mother wasn't mean or evil. Her chess competitors weren't out to get her after losing to her, but respected her skill.

I started rewatching when I realized I hadn't noticed the exact point that they'd switched actresses, to Beth a little older. The transition was seamless. And then I ended up rewatching the entire series.

I did get a little confused about her age. I knew the orphanage made her out to be younger than she really was in order to appeal to the adoptive parents, but wasn't sure how much, although I've read it was two years. So how did that work when she went to school?


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I really loved Jolene's character and think that actress, Moses Ingram (who is a relative newcomer), did a tremendous job with the role.

Agreed. I loved Jolene and the same actress played her from childhood to adulthood, believably all the way.


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I loved Jolene and the same actress played her from childhood to adulthood, believably all the way.
She was already one of the oldest at the orphanage. So she went from her early teens to her mid twenties. Not really a difficult thing for hollywood.


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Darla Hood
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
She's not classically beautiful, but she's striking. It doesn't hurt that her dancer's body makes her even more attractive.


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I think she's more traditionally attractive in this than anything else I've seen

She's got a very striking look, I agree, and it borders on troubling. Not in a "she looks troubled" way, more like a "I'm kind of scared of her" way.


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JinFL
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
I saw her in The VVitch and was thinking she was pretty good little actress then, she is starting to blow up. Looking forward to checking this out.


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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
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She's more beautiful than hot.



I'd put her in the striking category. A really unique look that can be a bit polarizing.


If you Google her, you'll see that she has had A LOT of different looks. She's been blonde, brunette, and now a red head. I'm not usually a big fan of red heads as I'm partial to brunettes (think Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn) but I think Anya's look in The Queen's Gambit is the best she's ever looked. This is especially true in the "middle to end" episodes. She really should keep this look over the bleach blonds I've seen her have in recent interviews.





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MidnightVibe
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
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I'd put her in the striking category. A really unique look that can be a bit polarizing.


That's fair


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MidnightVibe
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re: The Queen's Gambit Netflix
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The transition was seamless. And then I ended up rewatching the entire series.



Yeah, the actress that plays young Beth did a great job. I don't even know her name -- I will google it after I post this -- but she actually got a considerable amount of screen time. The entirety of episode 1.

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I did get a little confused about her age. I knew the orphanage made her out to be younger than she really was in order to appeal to the adoptive parents, but wasn't sure how much, although I've read it was two years. So how did that work when she went to school?


I was confused about this as well. She was 9 when she went in, played by young Beth. They switch over to ATJ beth in ep 2, but never say how much time has elapsed, and then they inntentionally obfuscate it in Mrs. Deardorf's office.

I would have to go back and watch for this, but the answer is whatever she says her age is at the first tournament. I assume she's not lying then.


MidnightVibe
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Agreed. I loved Jolene and the same actress played her from childhood to adulthood, believably all the way.


Yup, and the way she accentuated her speech patterns as the older Jolene was both subtle and brilliant. You can definitely tell that she's a few years removed from the orphanage and fully immersed into being a "radical".

Girl has talent.


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MidnightVibe
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It doesn't hurt that her dancer's body makes her even more attractive


They try to hide the fact that she has a really banging body when she's in HS....but you really can't hide a banging body.


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smash williams
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I was confused about this as well. She was 9 when she went in, played by young Beth. They switch over to ATJ beth in ep 2, but never say how much time has elapsed, and then they inntentionally obfuscate it in Mrs. Deardorf's office.


If you have the subtitles on she starts to say she’s 15 but Mrs. Deardoff cuts her off and she then tells them she’s 13.


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Yeah, and when she plays the old Russian grandmaster before Borgov, he jokingly ask her age, but cuts her off at twenty-tw-- . So she was 22 in 1967-68ish.

This is easily my favorite for the year. It came at a perfect time IMO, so much shite going on in the world, and to be given a show that did zero pandering, social commentary tackling 2020 "problems" in a show set it the mid 20th century, etc, etc. Seems like there's no shortage of stuff coming out these days that won't waste at least some of their small screen time scratching that edgy, pandering itch.. so to get something that is just great story-telling from Netflix is pretty crazy.

My grandmother passed not long ago and I spent a lot of time with my grandpa looking at their pictures from the 50's, and when I saw Alda she looked so much like my grandmother at almost the same age, and both were grand on a piano.

I will say that Harmon somehow beat those benzo withdrawals, those couple of times she just went cold turkey, more ruthlessly than she did the Russians..

Which begs the question: where does her life go after winning everything by 22 in the time of times to be alive, the late 60s?
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