We have to talk about failed streaming app Quibi
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- We Have To Talk About Quibi - SOME MORE NEWS
- Some More News
- May 20 2020
This was an absolutely great episode of Some More News and a good diversion from the usual stuff they put out. That said, the "here's an unrelated picture of Joe Biden" gag was perfect and got me good.
If this is the first episode of this show you're seeing, there's a great backlog to go through!
I haven't made it through a whole episode. I got through to "there's nothing you can do, you have no power over me" and I realized I hadn't enjoyed the first 30 seconds or so. That happened the last time I tried to watch a video by the same content maker; he loses me so fast.
I think he might be inapproachable for people who aren't clear on if this is a schtick or if he's actually unpleasantly crazed. The unpleasantly crazed schtick doesn't really do it for me though.
I feel you. I think its the shouting for me, it is just too obnoxious. Maybe its also just full of anger and negativity. Like I get this streaming service failed, and I want to hear all the reasons that it did, but it literally had no impact on my life whatsoever that it did fail.
Apparently though, this streaming service has a decent movie adaptation of "The Most Dangerous Game". Now I am probably going to check out the movie sometime in the future.
I feel y'all. I like Dr. Mister Cody when he is part of a bigger group (i.e. in Behind the Bastards or Worst Year Ever), but for me he's just a bit much when he has the whole spotlight.
When you decide to steal the whole concept and branding of Everything Is Terrible and launch that rehash as one of your first originals, the executives should've already known that the whole concept was doomed to begin with.
I've followed Everything Is Terrible for years and it was just ridiculous how blatant the rip-off of their content was--even using the same title for their show that EIT used, Memory Hole. They couldn't even be bothered to come up with a new title in their rush to rip off EIT!
The portrait/landscape feature is interesting, I think they may actually be on to something there. Portrait video has become the new norm for many people, but there are also the cranky old timers like myself who frown upon such blatant disregard for cinematography. Let users chose what they prefer, and everyone is happy!
But! For this to work, everything plot-related has to happen in the middle of the screen, which is a pretty big limitation.
On the other hand, I'm sure creative creators could put it to interesting use. For example, if you hide a lot of details outside the centre square, you can make the video more interesting on subsequent watches. Or maybe details that completely change the mood of the video; watch it in landscape and it's a thriller, turn it to portrait and it's a comedy.
It'd be amazing to get a series with two antagonistic main characters, where which one was getting the sympathetic treatment depended on whether you were watching in landscape or portrait. No idea how, but letting the perspective literally change your view on the situation would be amazing.