I was following a discussion that @JeffersonGrahamPhoto had started elsewhere about how Quibi was a complete failure in execution.
The biggest complaint with Quibi is that you can only watch content on your little smartphone screen. No television viewing through Roku or FireTV.
If all Quibi was selling was five minute short films with A List actors, it might have made sense to me: if you’re at work on your lunch break, eating your PBnJ in your cubicle, it might be worth five bucks a month to watch exclusive short films starring your favorite actors. Maybe you see Chris Hemsworth in a short drama with Scarlett Johansson.
But Quibi was structured more like HBO. The reason why we haven’t gotten rid of HBO, in spite of a paltry offering of decent movies each month, is because we become locked into series like Game of Thrones for several years.
Okay, so maybe it’s a smart subscription model approach by Quibi to keep me from canceling. However, let’s say I start a new series on Quibi at work and then it’s the weekend and I want to continue watching on my 40” LED plasma OCD mega screen TV?
See the logic fail of their plan, even without a global pandemic?
I am currently sheltering in place on furlough and I’ve been slowly getting through a backlog of at least 50 free short films that I’ve found on Amazon Prime.
Most people don’t know about the short films on Prime, however, there’s a lot of great stuff worth watching. If anyone’s interested in suggestions, I can put something together.