All The Best Memes About ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, For Anyone Who Still Knows Nothing About Chess
Did you download every chess app that exists after watching 'Queen's Gambit' or are you normal?
While Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has been out for over a month now, the show is still bubbling along as more and more people slowly become obsessed with Beth and her chess journey.
Based in the 1950s and 1960s, with some familiar faces thrown into the mix, The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her journey to become the world’s best chess player. After getting hooked on tranquillisers that were used as a sedative for the children in her orphanage, Beth discovers that she’s highly skilled at the male-dominated game of chess.
But over the series, as we watch Beth work towards becoming the first female chess champion, it becomes clear that this success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as she struggles with her drug and alcohol addiction.
It’s Beth Harmon’s world and we’re just living in it.
The Queen’s Gambit (2020) pic.twitter.com/IiFzJaS66e
— femme fatale (@eliesaaab) October 26, 2020
While the game of chess is hard to follow, especially in only seven episodes, The Queen’s Gambit has still been hailed as one of 2020’s best new shows, boasting an impressive 100 percent critic consensus and 96 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Today, Netflix even announced that the mini-series is actually the platform’s most-popular scripted limited-series ever, with a whopping 62-million households tuning into the series in its first 28 days.
Yet, despite the series’ success, there’s been no word on whether we can expect to see a second season any time soon, which is especially concerning for fans considering that the limited series was, well, a limited series.
Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, there is simply no more source material available to create a second season. However, this was also the case for The Handmaid’s Tale, which has since been able to stretch out over four seasons, proving that anything is possible in the book-to-series adaption world.
So, to fill in the gap between the hopeful announcement of another season and to pass the time as you finally learn how to play chess, please enjoy these very funny memes about The Queen’s Gambit:
Me acting like I can understand the chess scenes in The Queen’s Gambit pic.twitter.com/QLIPSajzt0
— Omaima (@omaima_es) November 1, 2020
no i do not have "passions". i have a rotating list of things i become hyperfixated on based on the last tv show i watched. for example right now im working on becoming a grandmaster in chess despite never having played
— thomas 🍌 (@perfectsweeties) October 29, 2020
Literally me as soon as I finished the first episode of the Queens Gambit : pic.twitter.com/6RHaaknVOV
— toph. (@CallMeKits) November 9, 2020
— PistolBanging (@Itspennylope) November 15, 2020
beth harmon leaving her chess tournaments pic.twitter.com/pfxYPnW8lm
— ً (@biglttlefleabag) October 25, 2020
me starting The Queen’s Gambit: what’s the deal with chess
me after four episodes: if Beth just castled kingside she could have compensated for double pawns AND still maintained the Sicilian Defense what is she DOING
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) November 2, 2020
When The Queens Gambit said the queens gambit for the first time pic.twitter.com/ECNWRbhgC0
— Chris Carlisi (@Chris_Carlisi) November 4, 2020
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit pic.twitter.com/ScIRvBoylw
— coleman spilde (@colemanjspilde) November 16, 2020
To All The Boys I've Played Chess With Before,
P.S.: Thank You.
— sary. (@sariebut) November 7, 2020
watching the queens gambit for the plot… just the plot. pic.twitter.com/LBDZbUzqYo
— ✧ (@bebetropics) November 6, 2020
Queen’s Gambit was brilliant but this is me pic.twitter.com/JIt7Zpy8z9
— Acacia Diana (@ShaFoShizzle) November 2, 2020
how i’ve been watching the chess games in queen’s gambit even tho i have absolutely no idea how chess works pic.twitter.com/Fq4HHncDco
— phoebe (@tphoebs) October 30, 2020
— ᴘᴀᴛʀɪᴢᴢɪᴏ (@jkpx13) November 7, 2020
The Queens Gambit (2020) pic.twitter.com/863XnnTNMq
— Marlen (@marlenalvarez_) November 3, 2020
You can stream ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ on Netflix now.