According to IMDB, the show’s seventh and final episode — named End Game — scored a stellar 9.4 out of 10 from viewers, making it the single highest-rated episode of any Netflix series in the history of the streaming service. The show’s second episode Exchanges also made it onto the top three, taking third place at a rating of 8.8. Sitting between the two is an episode of Never Have I Ever, which took home an 8.9 rating.
For those who have yet to watch it, The Queen’s Gambit is a live-action adaptation of a novel by the same name authored by Walter Tevis and published almost four decades ago. It follows the life and career of Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Orphaned at a young age, Harmon discovers her incredible talent for the game of chess, gradually making her way up the ranks as a child prodigy, but scarred by her turbulent youth, her career is tainted by her ongoing battle with alcoholism and drug addiction.
The Queen’s Gambit is now available on Netflix.
Elsewhere in entertainment, r/WallStreetBets founder Jaime Rogozinski has sold his life story rights to RatPac Entertainment.