Girl Tribe Recommends: TV
By Julia French and Reese Wolfe
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems, including her alcohol dependency and depression. She accepts herself as someone who breaks gender norms but expresses irritation by being renowned solely because she is a woman. Netflix.
Euphoria Season 2
Euphoria is scheduled to release their highly anticipated season two on December 6th. Zendaya, who plays main character Rue, has revealed her excitement on social media and in interviews. HBO received an immense amount of attention after releasing their first season of Euphoria in June of 2019. From trending eye makeup looks inspired by trippy Euphoria scenes to Euphoria themed parties, the show quickly amassed a fanbase. Currently the series only consists of eight episodes, each being an hour long. Euphoria addresses the taboo topics that many struggling teens shy away from including drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and mental illness. At a time where many people, especially teens, are dealing with lows, Euphoria emphasizes that those struggling are certainly not alone. HBO Max.
The Undoing is an HBO miniseries based on the novel called You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The murder mystery follows psychologist Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman), whose world falls apart when her husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant), is linked to the death of Elena Alves, a fellow parent at Reardon, their children’s elite private school in Manhattan. Grace keeps making unsettling discoveries about Jonathan, meanwhile she thought she knew everything about him. HBO Max
The Flight Attendant
The Flight Attendant is an HBO Miniseries based on its original novel by Chris Bohjalian. Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cucco) is a flight attendant who struggles with alcoholism and spends her time with guys, including customers that she meets on her flights. She wakes up in a hotel room in Bangkok hungover from the night before with a dead body of a passenger she was with last night next to her. She doesn’t remember what occurred and continues her morning as if nothing happened and joins the other flight attendants traveling to the airport. When she lands in New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover. She wonders if she could be the killer. HBO Max.