Looking back to 2020, some TV shows stand out in stark contrast to others: king tiger And The Queen’s Gambit.
Maybe it was because of the pandemic or sheer boredom, but for whatever reason, everyone watched these shows. They were so popular, in fact, that they have come to define the 2020 experience.
Second The Guardian, the Netflix series, starring Anya Taylor Joy, has also sparked renewed interest in the game of chess. International Grand Master Maurice Ashley told the British newspaper: “It has had a truly amazing, wonderful and electrifying effect on the fans, particularly the non-gamers.”
We were a nation drawn to the collective terror and boredom of the pandemic, leaving the man of us on our couches, binging show after show, and for better or for worse, 2021 wasn’t much different.
Of course, interest in the board game has since waned as people move on to new topics and trivia in 2021. This year, it seems viewers were looking for some romance and then some, with people who they tune in to shows like Sex / Life And Bridgerton in record numbers.