TV Review: The Queen’s Gambit ♟️

The Queen’s Gambit is an exciting limited series that takes audiences into the world of competitive chess.

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit. CREDIT: Netflix

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit. CREDIT: Netflix

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I’ve never thought much about the game of chess, or how it could be turned into a TV series, until The Queen’s Gambit (2020, created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott) popped up on my radar. A Netflix limited series, this seven-episode show stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Elizabeth (Beth) Harmon, an enthused chess player who finds her way to becoming the world champion.

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TV Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor 👻

The Haunting of Bly Manor is a perfectly splendid gothic romance story.

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Victoria Pedretti stars as Dani Clayton in The Haunting of Bly Manor. CREDIT: Netflix

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The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020, created by Mike Flanagan) is the second season of the anthological Haunting franchise by Netflix. Bly Manor is set in the late 80s and follows a rich family, their staff, and their lives in the countryside of Bly Manor.

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TV Review: Emily in Paris Season 1 🇫🇷

Emily in Paris is a dated television series that fails to stand out in 2020.

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Lily Collins (left) stars as Emily Cooper and Ashley Park (right) stars as Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris. CREDIT: Netflix

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Hoping on the trend of social media marketing, Emily in Paris (created by Darren Star) follows Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) who moves to Paris, France for a year to work in a marketing agency.

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TV Review: Julie and the Phantoms Season 1 🎸🎤👻

Julie and the Phantoms is a music-filled series that stands tall on its own.

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From left to right: Jeremy Shada as Reggie, Madison Reyes as Julie, Owen Joyner as Alex, and Charlie Gillespie as Luke in Julie and the Phantoms. CREDIT: Netflix

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Julie and the Phantoms (2020, created by Dan Cross and David Hoge) is a pleasantly good teen musical series from Netflix under the streaming giant’s Family collection. It follows Julie (Madison Reyes) who is motivated to pursue music again after meeting three musician ghosts—Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Alex (Owen Joyner) and Reggie (Jeremy Shada)—from a has-been boy band called Sunset Curve.

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TV Review: Trinkets Season 2 🎤📷🤖

Trinkets’ Season 2 is utterly unnecessary.

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From left to right: Quintessa Swindell stars as Tabitha Foster, Brianna Hildebrand stars as Elodie Davis, and Kiana Madeira stars as Moe Truax in Trinkets. CREDIT: Netflix

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Following Season 1’s premiere last year, Trinkets Season 2 (2020, created by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith) picks up exactly where the show left off a year ago. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) is a high school runaway; Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) comes to terms with her parent’s divorce and new found identity; and Moe (Kiana Madeira) takes her relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) a step further.

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TV Review: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 💥🐟🪓

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is a fun-filled follow-up to its highly raved season one.

From left to right: Robert Sheehan stars as Klaus, Justin H. Min stars as Ben, Aidan Gallagher stars as Five, Ellen Page stars as Vanya, Tom Hopper stars as Luther, David Castañeda stars as Diego and Emmy Raver-Lampman stars Allison. CREDIT: Netflix

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With ten episodes total, The Umbrella Academy Season 2 (2020, created by Steve Blackman, and based on the comic books by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá) takes audiences to 1963 with a focus on the John F. Kennedy assassination plotline. The series’ core characters are all split up and we see Five (Aidan Gallagher) taking the lead to get the gang back together again.

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