A family of gamers grapples with a slew of troubles that crop up, leaving them unsettled and scrounging around for answers. Barbara is a confident woman and an a gifted gamer. She comes from a clan of accomplished gamers who put in the effort to carry forward the family reputation of producing great talent generation after generation. With the changing times, the members have also learnt to adapt their playing styles and even their playgrounds to stay on top. During the night of a big poker playoff, the family finds itself with the first of many surprises coming their way; the news about the disappearance of Barbara’s mother. When the family gets together to face this crisis, they encounter many more they must deal with, building hostility and stretching beyond repair, the very fabric binding them together.
‘Women on play’ is a script for an engaging series by Maria Rotgers set against the novel backdrop of a house of ‘players’. She peeks into the life and the minds of professional players to create a compelling drama of the high stakes at these gaming events. With the institutionalization of competitive gaming, the rivalry has become cut-throat bringing with it crime and deception. Maria takes her time setting up her characters, fleshing each one out and grounding them firmly in the plot, adding to the mystery at a steady pace. With new characters come more sub-plots and soon enough, we find ourselves entangled in an intricately woven web that only gets more and more tangled from now on.
‘Women on play’ is a thriller series with all the elements to keep the viewer at the edge of his seat. The story of three generations of the family of players, is also a study on how gaming has grown into the mainstream and become a career that is honorable, demanding and gratifying. Maria tells us that the basic human nature to ‘play and win’ remains unchanged, be it in the field, across the table or on the console.