Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this. Don’t argue; just do it.
The Queen’s Gambit is a fictional account of an orphan who grows up to be a chess grandmaster. That doesn’t sound exciting, but it is. The limited series, 7 episodes of less than an hour each, started very strong, dragged in the middle a bit, then finished remarkably. It was very well done and worth your watch.
This show is worth the hype you’ve heard. As always, YMMV.