A LOOK AT OFFERINGS ON NEW MOBILE PLATFORM QUIBI
AppleMagazine|April 10, 2020
Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large.

The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, comedic diversions, deep dramas and celebrity fluff. Here’s a look at some of the notable and less notable shows.

MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Liam Hemsworth stars as a father-to-be with huge bills and a terminal illness in this high-end thrilling series that feels like watching a big-budget film. Christoph Waltz plays a man with an intriguing offer for our hero: Be prey for a bunch of hunters and leave your wife and child millions. The idea of hunting humans for sport has a long history, and this series comes just a few weeks after the clunky film “The Hunt” was released. But this Quibi version is a masterclass in how the medium can create gripping yet tiny chapters.

SURVIVE

Each episode of this very adult and harrowing tale is engrossing and perfectly paced. Sophie Turner stars as a young woman with suicidal tendencies who survives a plane crash and fights to stay alive in a snowy wasteland alongside another passenger played by Corey Hawkins. It looks and feels like prestige Hollywood fare, and Turner is superb as a woman haunted by her own illness.

#FREERAYSHAWN

This engrossing crime drama centers on a fast-food worker who we meet zooming through the back streets of New Orleans with what seems like every city officer on his tail. He’s been set up by police on a drug deal and takes refuge inside his apartment building with his girlfriend and child. Each episode is tense and raw, with references to Black Lives Matter and a nod to the power of social media. It stars Stephan James as Rayshawn and an understated Laurence Fishburne as a sympathetic beat cop. The show is like a bag of chips: You can’t stop after just a few episodes.

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