First, This series is beautiful and every man, woman and child should watch it. Second, it is highly likely you will miss one of the most important lessons from the series.
Because I am known as a Chess Fan and Coach, I have received countless texts, emails and phone calls about this series. People want to know what I think. I think this series is brilliant. It beautifully highlights a struggle we all have. How to balance passion and purpose. As Beth, the main character, advances her Chess dominance, she burns through relationships.
And this is the lesson that you might miss. Ultimately, we see that in Chess and in life, we perform at our best when we are connected in service to others. When you watch or re-watch this series, pay attention to how the people in Beth's life give her power and balance. People are literally her "high." This is a lesson she has to learn. The Game is a metaphor for a battle that happens within us.
I encourage you to watch "Avoid Isolation" and read chapter "Flock Together" Session 6 in Character Chess. Relationships are key to your success. Nurture and develop them. Life Is Chess. Make The Right Moves.