I vividly remember one evening a while back, as I got into bed I decided to watch a few youtube videos before I fell asleep. Before my video played I received an ad for a new Netflix series titled, “Queen's Gambit”. Normally I would just skip the annoying pop up after the 5 second snippet I was forced to watch against my will, but this time I didn't. It's hard to grab someone's attention and convince them to stay after 5 seconds with some (if any) dialogue and whatever clip is worthy enough to represent the whole series. The colors, the characters, the title, the wardrobe, fully dragged me in forcing me to watch the full minute of the ad willingly. I needed the show to come out instantly and would have stayed up all night binging the whole series if it had. Once the show actually came outI think I was one of the first viewers watching. While every single aspect of this series is absolutely stunning, the main characteristics of this show that stood out to me and I thoroughly appreciate is the color pallet along with the set design. Taking place in the 1960s in many places across America, but mainly based in Kentucky, I was baffled when I did research while watching and discovered that 95 percent of the show was filmed in Berlin and other places in Europe. In the first episode when the main character arrives at her new home from the orphanage, us the viewers are welcomed inside alongside her receiving a tour of the house with her. I honestly had my jaw to the floor and was verbally exclaiming “WOW”, as the camera panned through the home. The wallpaper, the drapes, the decor, but especially the colors. The viewer can feel the change in tone of each room as if the colors have emotions linked with them. As the series continues and the character development thickens, the overwhelming shades of blue in the living room make sense as Mrs. Wheatley’s (the mother), depression intensifies and her crippling mental illnesses make themselves more and more present being that is the room she spends the majority of her days in. While in Kentucky when the main character is a child the show has a subtle grey tint to it, creating this heavy feeling on your chest, feeling as if you were there. The ever so slight fog and warm lighting when the characters are in the new york apartment, seamlessly places the viewers right into New York City in the 70s. The extreme detail and immense thought that goes into every single little aspect of this show is flawless and so incredibly done, I am pained waiting for season two but am ecstatic to what what these incredible artists bring to season two.