Netflix's most recent drama series, The Queen's Gambit, has hooked audiences all around the world.
But now, the hit has broken one very impressive record...
It's safe to say that Netflix reigns supreme as the world's most popular streaming service...And since it was founded in 1997, it has experienced nothing but unbelievable volumes of success.
In 2013, the streaming giant began curating its own original content.Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.
It has since rolled out many of our favorite shows...
via: imdbClosely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which just aired its seventh and final season, and is one of the platform’s biggest success stories.
It was certainly responsible for an influx of new subscribers.Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money 10 years earlier.
In more recent years, Netflix has been responsible for several other major hits.
via: imdbShows such as The Crown, Glow, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.
And, of course, we can't forget Stranger Things.The sci-fi show debuted in 2016 and has since become one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform.
The streaming giant truly has dominated the market.Out of all the streaming services, there's no doubt Netflix is top of the game - with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.
And it seems their latest offering may be their best yet.People are going absolutely wild for The Queen's Gambit, with many seeing it as one of the best sports shows ever.
Now, The Queen's Gambit isn't your generic Netflix series.Set in 1960's America, the series follows an introverted, orphaned child as she grows into an unbeatable chess champion.
It dropped on Netflix last week..."Orphaned at 9, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But, child stardom comes at a price," the series' synopsis reads.
The Queen's Gambit challenges topics such as sexism and the ways in which women were treated in the 1960s...And viewers simply love the heartwarming yet devastating morale behind the story.
The star of the series, Anya Taylor-Joy, has received a lot praise for her performance.
But despite her talents...The Sun this weekend about her own perception of herself, and it's breaking people's hearts.
"I have never and I don't think I will ever think of myself as beautiful.""I don't think I'm beautiful enough to be in films."
"It sounds pathetic and my boyfriend warns me people will think I'm an absolute d*** for saying these things.""But I just think I'm weird-looking," she explained. "I won't go to the cinema to watch my own film, I'll watch it before. The beauty of being in your own skin is that you don't have to look at your own face."
"I genuinely had a panic attack on Emma because I thought, 'I am the first ugly Emma and I can't do this.'""Because the first line in the movie is, 'I'm handsome, clever and rich.'"
What a heartbreaking way to think...
Well, it seems that Anya's talents have paid off...Because the show has been loved that much by the public, it has broken a pretty impressive record.
Netflix announced yesterday that a record-breaking 62 million households watched the series in its first twenty-eight days...
Making it Netflix's biggest scripted limited series to date.
A record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix's… https://t.co/nENgcXrApB— Netflix (@Netflix)1606147201.0