Beth, Writer, Netflix discussed on Jason and Alexis
Days. Hope he's enjoying it. Mm Netflix, still in their top five. I remember correctly. Is the queen's gambit. It was number one don't know where it is. Right now. I still think it's the number one show streaming right now on the streamer, but it is about the orphan who becomes A chest Phanom. And she learns chess from the maintenance man downstairs. In the orphanage and her life just kind of goes from there, and I'm keeping it purposely broad, cause I so want you and I've been I've been guilty of Over sharing and I want to. I want you guys to kind of unfold the show for yourself because that's that's part of the magic of it, because it's so gosh darn good. We talked about it last week. Alexis is back. And you watched it is Well, um, I take it away. Geez, I could not stop watching it. And they binged it in four days. Completely. Just watch the whole thing. It's about what we did. Yeah, I'm with you. Oh, man. It is so good Now I don't know much about chest. So I think that if you do love chess, you'll even get more in terms of the moves because they really have a really cool way of showing how they do it with the shadows of the ponds and the different You know pieces and then that the boards, you know how they do the different moves. And what did the bishop do? And you know all of that, And there's all of these different Ways to come at it. You know different theories, and there's this guy does it this way, and he always moves this first. And so that was kind of lost on me. But it just It was such a great story and a great reminder that if you want to be the best at what you do, it takes a lot of hard work. Lot of work lot of dedication. And also grounded. Right and remembering the people around you. I mean, I think about LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Serena Williams. And Of course this is in the sports world. Tom Brady, You know, like you are goat. You really do need to work. You know, they're not out partying and having fun, And that's kind of the same case with the Queen's gambit. She Beth. She's just really focused on her goal of being the best chess player. I love that she didn't really focus on her gender, but the media did. And, um, but it's still a hard world to be in when it's all it's all men like, generally older sixties in the fifties and sixties, So you know the Times during the Cold War. There's already tensions between the U. S and the silly Union already at that time, and then the best chess players come from the Soviet Union. So it was really reflective of the time too. I mean, just in a chess game, so I really like that. I like the full circle aspect of the story toward the end. Again. I don't want to give too much away like you, said Jace, but it just they answer a lot of questions that you may have as you're watching it and satisfying answers. I see that Yeah, yeah. Don. Where are you? I am just finished Episode four Oh, I never sold for a lot into each episode. I mean, even by the end of the first one, you're like, Whoa. This is like a full movie. I just watched her. That's so true. Don. Yeah. Yeah, pack a lot in. I mean so much. It's like the opposite of what they did with blind manner, not enough material that they stretched into a really long boring Story. That was way too many episodes. This is very efficient and I love the writing. Um you get to know her and what she's all about, Really? Not necessarily through the dialogue, but what they show you. Yes, Uh, great writing. Yeah. Theo. Other thing. It's the fashion. Do you want everything she wore? Yeah. This will be nominated for costume design. Don't you think? Absolutely, without a doubt, the production design and the wardrobe. They're They're co stars. They're they're absolute co stars, and she carries it. She carries it so well, those clothes that old saying the clothes don't wear you. You wear the clothes. She wears those clothes girl. I mean, she capital. W wears out, though, that wardrobe and Well, I just want to be her and Lex. I don't know if you felt this way, said this to dawn last week in the most complimentary way possible. I was sad. I was sad at the conclusion not because of the conclusion, but because I wanted more time with Beth, I interesting. I don't often have that reaction to characters. Um, you know, like Star Wars like just, you know, I wanna hang out with Ray and I want to know what's happening and all that stuff, But I really, um I'm sad that I'm not going to be invited in her world anymore. Well, that's what I was gonna ask you because it does look like maybe a season two is in the works. Really? Yeah, that they're at least floating the idea around what it could be. Will they bring it back for a second season? Esquire's asking that and, um It's not renewed. Of course, there's no news about that. But this next season would dive into her love life, her family history, that type of thing. I had the opposite reaction. I feel like this miniseries. It was perfect. In the way that they told it. I don't know if I need to know more. I love I love how it ended, and just That's great. Yeah, I'm not saying I want it because they'll mess it up, right? That's what I'm worried about. I It's like big little lives. You know, the first was based on a book and that was near perfect. And then you went back, and you basically forced the author to create another story in a short amount of time. And you know, it wasn't a natural process. You gave the Writer. A hard deadline. I don't think you know, Not all. Not all creatives work well with that s O this. Yeah, but I much as I'm sad for that desire to hang out with her. I would rather have that than an unsatisfying Sequel. Um, because to beat that this is because this is just a compliment. I I miss her. I want to know what she's doing, but I'll rely on my imagination for that, and I'm fine. It's just It's just a huge compliment to the writer of the novel into the to the Creatives behind this miniseries. They did such a good job that they made me want, Maura. And what more could you ask for and with a creative endeavor? You know, Jerry Seinfeld, No one to get off the stage there off the stage, and I miss her because she's so freaking cool. I want to hang out with her. I want her to be my friend, and then I want to steal all of her clothes. Oh, should be nude. That's not nice. Other things, or did you guys? Yeah, No kidding. Just gorgeous. Benny. What's the character? Who? The guy who plays many watts. Thomas Brody Sting stir. Yeah, He's that kid from love, actually. Yeah, I grew up guys. He looks exactly the same. It looks like it just looks like someone pulled him from his head, pulled this legs and just stretched him a little bit. He also in finding Neverland with Johnny Depp. Yes, I think so. The writer Peter Pan. Yeah, but Yeah, it just looks like someone stretched him. Yeah, and put a mustache auto. And then the other kid is from Harry Potter. Yes, your friend of her selling Is Harry is cousin. His awful cousin that he lives with Dudley Dudley. Yeah, and he's the other person and I just like I said this to dawn. Just like that, the old you know, one of the themes that I realized after the fact is really about loneliness, you know Beth the character and we're talking queen's gambit as we wrap it up here and Netflix. You know, it's a great lesson where sometimes you just see what's right in front of your face. And Beth did that. Beth was guilty of thinking that she was very alone. She was on Lee kind of looking within just a few inches of her face. But if she just looked around She just looked a little bit to her left and right..