I refuse to believe that Quibi was nominated for ten Emmy Awards

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Quibi: a new streaming service reportedly lost 92% of its users after your free trial ended, it only accumulated 300,000 downloads on launch day, and only added Apple AirPlay and Chromecast compatibility After people continued to complain about only being able to watch shows on their phones, he has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards. Ten. Which is about how many palpitations I had after hearing this news. Ten. Really Quibi?

According to Weekly entertainmentEight of the ten nominations are for Best Actor or Actress in a Short Series, which includes Laurence Fishburne, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Stephan James for #FreeRayshawnChristoph Waltz for Most dangerous gameCorey Hawkins for SurviveKaitlin Olson for Turned aroundAnna Kendrick for Fooland Kerri Kenney-Silver for reprimanding her Reno 911! role as deputy Trudy Wiegel.

Most dangerous game and Reno 911! both were nominated for Outstanding Short Comedy or Drama Series. To be fair, I haven’t seen Quibi’s rebirth from Reno 911!, But if it’s as funny as the original series on Comedy Central that ended in 2009, I can back this nomination.

In fact, I can’t talk too much about Quibi here, because despite all his apparent mistakes since its release, he must have put on a few shows good enough to be nominated for ten Emmy Awards. There was a time when shows weren’t eligible for these kinds of awards because they premiered on a broadcast network, so it’s nice that those shows are getting recognized, even if the nominees are already established Hollywood traditional A-listers . (Come on, you cowards. Nominate the lesser-known actors.)

And the Quibi streaming service It’s not that bad, For real. Now that (more or less) it has fixed its most obvious flaw of being a phone-only streaming service in a covid-19 world, it could start attracting new subscribers, if they already have Apple AirPlay or a Chromecast. But even with a niche option for some people to watch Quibi shows on their TVs, who the hell is it for? Just people who like short media I guess?

I mean, I like short media, but after being super hyped and then dramatically disappointed by Murder House Flip, I uninstalled the Quibi app from my phone. Without regrets. Who needs it when there are new episodes of I’ll be gone in the dark and Unsolved mysteries? Some programs are more suitable for a longer format.