The new shows on Netflix :
“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” (Season 3, Netflix Original)
Premise: In this interview series, David Letterman pairs one-on-one hangouts with sit-down interviews featuring A-list stars. Unlike the brief conversations he’s had on his late night show for decades, in this Netflix show, Letterman tries to dive deep into emotional and otherwise intimate territory.
“My Next Guest” has earned two Emmy nominations so far.
Netflix descriptors: “Witty” and “intimate”
How it starts: A disclaimer about filming before the pandemic, paired with a joke:
This episode was recorded prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
My irritating personality is timeless.
Runtime: The third season runs four episodes of roughly 50 minutes.
Bonus: Here’s a clip from the Kim Kardashian West interview about when she was robbed in 2016.
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix Original)
Premise: In this drama based on a 1983 novel of the same name, a young orphan in Kentucky named Beth bounces from home to home while her voracious lessons in the game of chess remain a constant. Despite it being rare for women to compete in chess tournaments during the 1960s, Beth ignores these ostracizing forces and emerges as one of the best players in the world. She battles personal demons by using copious amounts of drugs and alcohol while rising through the ranks of global chess masters.
Setting: 1960s Kentucky with travels to other global locations
Netflix descriptors: “Cerebral,” “intimate” and “emotional”
How it starts: An unseen attendant knocks on a door and speaks French, repeatedly saying, “Mademoiselle?”
The camera cuts to a tub where a woman emerges from the water gasping for air. “I’m coming,” she responds. “Jesus.”
She gets out of the tub, wearing a now drenched dress. She knocks...