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reno 911
By now, we all know the story of Quibi- the service whose content turned out to be better than the service itself So much so that Roku acquired the now-defunct service's programming slate earlier this year for its Roku Channel One of those included in the purchase was the return of Robert Ben Garant, Thomas[...]
Ice Cream Man (Images: Image Comics/Quibi)
Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo's Image Comics series Ice Cream Man as a horror anthology (in October 2018) and that short-form content provider Quibi would be its home (in February 2020) In that time, both nothing and something has happened- "nothing" in the sense that we have yet to see the series and "something" in that[...]
Reno 911! will be returning for Season 8 later this year. (Image: Roku)
One of the original selling points of the short-length programming provider Quibi was the return of the beloved Comedy Central series- and the series didn't disappoint But Quibi did Big time So big in fact that "The Greatest Innovation of 2020" ended up going belly-up by the end of the year (and reportedly $2B-plus with[...]
Your Voice Chicago - SNL
We're talking Arrowverse, The Walking Dead, Joss Whedon, Quibi, Titans, UFC, 50 Cent, Bob's Burgers, Kaley Cuoco, Snoopy, The Venture Bros., Archer, Run The Jewels, and a whole helluva lot more: Your Voice Chicago (BCTV Image: NBCU-SNL) Saturday Night Live: Kanye West Accuses Issa Rae of Being Used by SNL: Kanye West is an example of someone[...]
50 states of fear
What do you get when you combine a global pandemic that forces people to stay home and in front of their screens, media powerhouses Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, and nearly $2 billion in start-up capital? Reportedly not much, with news circulating on Wednesday that Quibi will be officially shutting down The Wall Street Journal[...]
Poster For DC Vs Marvel Slugfest, From Russo Brothers For Quibi
The following poster for the new Quibi series from The Russo Brothers, Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC, was shown off at the NYCC/MCM/Metaverse, in a panel hosted by Kevin Smith – who is narrating the show The panel included former DC publisher Jenette Kahn, Thanos creator Jim Starlin, Superman actor[...]
50 States Of Fright Review: S2E01 "Almost There"
With the options presented on streaming platforms today, original content that seeks to frighten the viewer can easily fall flat, but Quibi decided to go for it with their original series 50 States of Fright. The second season of the horror anthology recently premiered on the platform with the story entitled "Almost There" starring Taissa Farmiga. Set[...]
Giancarlo Esposito's Best Comedic Roles
We're a little scared of him always. "The Princess Bride" Esposito is really pushing for these comedic roles, showing up in Quibi's recent Princess Bride at Home remake Taking on the iconic role of the grandfather, we get to see that warmer side of his personality that we never expect from his villain turns It's a lot[...]
A look at Reno 911! Part 2! (Image: Quibi)
Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets of Reno, Nevada, original series creators, writers, and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver are bringing Dangle (Lennon) and his dysfunctional squad of potential do-gooders back to Quibi for Reno 911! Part 2 Starting August 24, viewers will be treated to[...]
The Gang from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Image: FX Networks)
It started when Olson celebrated her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress: Short Form Comedy/Drama with a backhanded way of reminding McElhenney it wasn't for Always Sunny (see the trailer for her Quibi series Flipped below) McElhenney followed that up with a pic of the Emmy nominee making a "bold hair choice," but the "Bobblehead Mac"[...]
Paula Pell in Mapleworth Murders (Image: Quibi).
Have you heard of Mapleworth Murders? It's actually pretty good, which is surprising because it's on Quibi Of course, that means the bar is already set so low, it basically just had to show up and not be a flaming pile of dog poo (not you, Reno 9-1-1) However, it's much better than any other[...]
A scene from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Image: FX Networks)
See, she wasn't nominated for Sunny, but for her turn as Cricket Melfi opposite Will Forte in the Quibi series Flipped So she picked the perfect Death Cab for Cutie moment to "remind" him that she was nominated for a show he didn't write Ouch While we thought it would end there, five days later? McElhenney posted[...]
In Praise of Lo-Fi Television (Image: NBCU)
Here are what isn't working: gimmicks, forcing things, "corporate synergy." And here I'm going to do something I thought I'd never do: I'm going to say something nice about Quibi Their Princess Bride remake is masterful It is, however, likely lightning in a bottle and it's not clear it could be replicated with any other film[...]
Wall of Images (Image: Shutterstock.com)
EX: "Sandy needed Bob to Netflix his story about his kids or she was going to throw herself out the ninth-floor window." or, "Jeff thought he was in "porn star" mode, but Emily hoped he'd Netflix it so she'd still have time to wash her hair." Quibi: Fans of Rick and Morty will understand the "Squanchy"[...]