Agreed. I think it is the best series I saw in 2020. I am not really a binger , and tend to watch only one or two episodes at a time and then come back in a week or two for more. With Queen's Gambit I forced myself to stretch it out over 4 days just to make it last longer because I was enjoying it so much. The only other Netflix series that I ,liked as much was Unbelievable and the first season of Mindhunter. I tend to watch a lot more Amazon Prime than Netflix because I prefer series from UK or Australia , and Amazon has more.UK content. I watched a series Code of a Killer on the weekend (only 3 episodes) starring John Simms It was based on the true story of Alec Jeffreys who was the scientist that discovered that DNA could be used first in paternity cases, and then to help identify as serial killer in Leicestershire .The series showcases his work with the police to develop as system to search and identify a serial killer, thereby changing police identification forever.The Queen's Gambit, Netflix. It's basically an underdog story but with better developed characters and fewer cliches than most shows or movies in the genre. One of the best limited series I've seen in recent years.
I am embarrassed to say that I was unaware of him, as I was also unaware of Alan Turing until I saw Imitation Game, and the amazing black women that made huge contributions to NASA in Hidden Figures.