Quibi specializes in short videos, but the volume of its supply is large. The platform launched Monday, with 175 original programs, it has everything, from sets to script, to comedy, drama, and celebrities. Below, a look at some of their programs more and less noticeable.
MOST DANGEROUS GAME
Liam Hemsworth plays a father-to-be with a lot of debt to pay and a terminal illness in this exciting series that feels like a film of great budget. Christoph Waltz embodies a man with an interesting offer for our hero: to be prey to a lot of hunters, and leaving millions to his wife and his son. The idea of hunting human for sport has a long history, and the series comes a few weeks after the premiere of the tosca movie “The Hunt”. But this version of Quibi is a great example of how this medium can create exciting chapters in spite of being small.
Each episode of this story is very adult and creepy is attractive and has a perfect pace. Sophie Turner plays a young man with suicidal tendencies who survives a plane crash and fighting for his life in a field of snow next to another passenger played by Corey Hawkins. It looks and feels like a prestige product of Hollywood, and Turner is superb as a woman plagued by her own illness.
This drama-thriller is centered on a worker of a fast food restaurant that we know in the back alleys of New Orleans that seems to have all the police officers of the city behind him. The police will have a trap for drugs, and he takes refuge in his apartment building with his girlfriend and her son. Every episode is tense and raw, with references to the movement Black Lives Matter and a nod to the power of social networks. Includes Stephan James as Rayshawn and a subtle Laurence Fishburne as a cop sympathetic. The program is like a bag of potato chips: you can’t stop after a few episodes.
See the rich and famous being deceived is always fun and is taken to a new level in a reprise of “Punk’d”. The old presenter Ashton Kutcher has been replaced by Chance the Rapper, whose charm and light humor is one of the keys to work the series. Some of the jokes made include Megan Thee Stallion being terrorized by a gorilla, Sabrina Carpenter discovering his rat-infested home and the phenomenon of the internet, Liza Koshy ruining a bat mitzvah. Among other targets of the play are Lil-Nas X, Ty Dolla $ign, Adam Devine, Migos and French Montana.
How Chrissy Teigen as a judge? Why not? The model uses a robe and wield a gavel on a series of cases of small claims, as two boyfriends who fight because one of them bought a sweater wrong for someone else, in a program that does not have the irritability of “The People’s Court”. The relaxation is such that the mother of Teigen serves as bailiff. Teigen is funny and patient and, in fact, a judge is pretty good. And yes, her husband John Legend sometimes appears. “Can I have something that is just mine some time?, asking her famous husband.
MURDER HOUSE FLIP
Remodeling homes take a turn dark in this series, which will reshape places famous for having been the scene of violent events. “The murders and the renewal does not usually go hand in hand, but now that’s going to change,” says the designer, Joelle Uzyel in the first episode. It is macabre and at times it seems a parody to the programming of HGTV. But the result of the first remodeling (which requires three episodes) is awesome. What’s more entertaining is to see the elegant designer Mike Welch gradually lose the calm. “What broken?”, question with horror when you tell him what happened years ago in their new site of work.
Young phenomena of the sports star in this series presented a a very light way by the soccer star Megan Rapinoe. Each episode of documentary style including interviews and images of these stars competing, including the boxer Chantel Navarro, the olympic medalist in snowboarding Network Gerard and the player Korey Foreman. The portraits are very moving and personal, even despite the fact that they tend to worship. Rapinoe appears only at the beginning of each episode to present to young athletes and does not go back more, which seems a waste.
THE SHAPE OF PASTA
The food enthusiasts should give you a taste of this program. Chef Evan Funke travels to Italy to find the most unique and overlooked in the pasta. Seems to be a premise something ridiculous, but the filmmakers demonstrate their respect and adoration for the subject and you’ll catch to see it. In the first episode, Funke goes to a small town in the south of Italy, where their handmade pasta is in danger of extinction. “We’re trying to preserve the form, it is our identity,” he say. The program is beautifully filmed, but it comes with a warning: if you see it, only you antojará a thing for dinner.
THANKS A MILLION
Jennifer Lopez leads this shameful program that really only the rich people who wants everyone to know that they have a heart of gold will appreciate. In it, celebrities give away $ 100,000 to someone who has changed your life. Those people then have to give half of the amount to someone else for the celebrity to be able to create a “chain of gratitude and kindness”. In the case of López, she gives the money _ a paca tickets little elegant _ the mother of a child with cerebral palsy. “You’re so cute!”, tells Lopez to the small. Unfortunately, the program has attracted celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas, Tracy Morgan, Aaron Rodgers, Kevin Hart, and Karlie Kloss. Even the title is disingenuous.
SKRRT WITH OFFSET
This is another project of the vanity of celebrities that will blow you away. Offset, member of Migos — and husband of Cardi B — decided to show his love for cars. In the first episode, it goes up to children with cancer in small models of sports cars such as a McLaren P1 with a maximum speed of 4 mph (6,4 kph). Why, you may ask, upload-to-children confused and sick to Ferraris model? They don’t even control the car. But Offset and Cardi B are happy to give a victory lap. The second episode is about Offset and Lil Yachty trying to do pirouettes management of Hollywood. In the third episode, the Offset visit to Jay Leno and see his great collection of cars. The series seems very fun for all less Offset.
One of the most rare has a strong Reese Witherspoon narrating nature documentaries with a twist. Focuses on animals female and seems to teach lessons of empowerment. The first episode focuses on sisters the cheetah. “It’s tough to be a cheetah teenager,” he says, referring to the feline as “girls brave.” After we see the cheetah stalking and brutally killing an impala. “Believe in yourself and have that confidence, that is growing”, says a cheerful Witherspoon. “Walk proud, queens, fierce”. The second episode deals with ants, queens, and is quickly lost when Witherspoon stresses with the power of the reproductive queen’s violent. The images are of the BBC and are impressive, even when you’re limited to holding the camera vertically.