There’s never been a better time for an influx of top-notch content from Hollywood. And even though we have more free hours in the day, we still somehow have a very short attention span.
Luckily, the much-buzzed-about Quibi launched its mobile entertainment platform on Monday and we are utterly obsessed. Every night before we go to bed, we like to fall asleep watching something short on our phones, so Quibi’s “Quick Bites” make for perfect bedtime binging.
But that’s also the problem. Even though the episodes are each less than 10 minutes long but the production value and quality are so high, we’ve fallen in love with so many shows already. We’ve ended up watching more than an hour every night before drifting off to Slumberland.
There’s a ton of LGBTQ content already, too.
Our favorites so far include Dishmantled with Tituss Burgess, the most insane cooking competition ever; GAYME SHOW!, another competition show that pits two hetero men against each other to be crowned “Queen of the Straights”; and NightGowns with Sasha Velour, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her wildly imaginative drag extravaganza.
Check out the trailers for each, then join us below for more.
We’ve also started binging some other crazy shows, including two of the many movies presented in 10-minute-ish “chapters.” Most Dangerous Game stars Liam Hemsworth as the sexiest man ever to be hunted for sport and Flipped, a comedy starring Kaitlin Olson and Will Forte.
Then there’s the wonderfully bizarre, such as Murder House Flip, a true-crime home improvement show where two designers perform makeovers in houses where notorious murders took place. (“Let’s put a swing set for the grandkids over the final victim’s grave!”)
But there are so many other cool things about Quibi, too. (Damn, wish they were paying us for our testimonial!) All shows can be watched in horizontal or vertical format without losing any of the central action, something really amazing to experience as you flip your phone from side to side to see how the scenes change based on your viewing preference. Plus, episodes can be downloaded to watch offline.
Best of all, the whole thing’s free right now for 90 days. We signed up for the no-commercial version, which normally costs $7.99 per month, but you can also sign up for the $4.99 per month version with commercials.
Quibi is the future of mobile entertainment and we’re here for every second.
Even when it adds up to hundreds and hundreds of minutes per viewing.