The Perfect Situation for Watching These 12 Quibi Shows

Got 10 minutes? We got the rec.

What to do with 10 spare minutes that's not scrolling pointlessly through your Instagram feed? We got you. Quibi, launching on April 6, is the first streaming platform designed for your phone, delivering bite-sized shows (they range from 7-10 minutes) that you can watch anywhere, any time. For your short-term binging pleasure, the app will launch with 50 shows and roll out 125 more later this year. We've rounded up some Quibi's most exciting offerings, plus the best situation for watching each one.


The Situation: Your flight is cancelled.
The Details:
 Jane (Sophie Turner) was just released from an outpatient mental facility when she boards plane to fly home with plans to end her life mid-air. Before she does, the plane crashes, leaving her stranded on a remote mountaintop with one other survivor. Both emotional and thrilling, Survive will have you hooked instantly. [Ed's note: This show contains content about suicidal ideation and substance abuse. It may be triggering for some viewers.]

Shape of Pasta

The Situation: Waiting for water to boil.
The Details: Get inspired by Chef Evan Funke’s tour of Italy to go a little avant-garde at dinner. In Shape of Pasta, Funke creates some of pasta’s most uncommon—dare we say, delicious—noodles. This is our pick for those times you need a light, relaxing watching.

Chef Evan Funke

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The Situation: Cooling off after your sibling does something annoying.
The Details: 
Ah, sweet revenge. In this reboot of the early 2000s classic, Chance the Rapper pranks Hollywood’s finest. The stunts have gotten significantly more convincing thanks to better technology, making them all the more hilarious to watch.


The Situation: Taking a break from building IKEA furniture.
The Details:
 Jann and Cricket want to become T.V.’s next Chip and Joanna Gaines—but a drug cartel has other plans (including renovating their mansion). Flipped is the scripted, home improvement show spoof you never knew you needed but are so happy to have.

Chrissy's Court

The Situation: Deciding who is going to do the dishes.
The Details: Judge Judy, but make it Chrissy Teigen. In each episode of this unscripted gem, the model-slash-Twitter-icon presides over a Small Claims court case. Oh, and her mom, Pepper Thai, is the bailiff. Excuse me while I "forget" to pay those parking tickets...

Judge Chrissie Teigen

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Singled Out

The Situation: Hiding in the bathroom during a bad first date.
The Details: Sick of The Bachelor drawing out 60+ minutes of pointless drama? (Not talking about you, Barb!) Hosted by Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster, Singled Out is a dating show that matches people of all genders and sexual preferences. Will contestants find love? Find out in 20 mini episodes.

Keke Palmer

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Fierce Queens

The Situation: Waiting for your dog to do her business.
The Details: 
We know you secretly love nature shows. Presented by Reese Witherspoon and the multi-award-winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit, this documentary focuses on the top female species in the animal kingdom.


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The Situation: Working out on the elliptical.
The Details: In each episode of this docu-series, soccer star and feminist voice Megan Rapinoe highlights an athlete’s achievements—and the journey they took to get there. Consider us inspired.

Female Athlete

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Murder House Flipped

The Situation: Figuring out how to DIY a hanging plant.
The Details:
 Think Flipped, but haunted-house style: From the Executive Producer of CSI, Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel oversee the renovations of the country’s most infamous homes... like ones where murders took place behind closed doors. Talk about a glow up, amiright?


The Situation: Sitting still while your makeup sets.
The Details: 
From executive producer and iconic drag queen Sasha Velour comes an eight- episode series packed with heart. In each episode, Velour works with other performers to create insanely cool lip-sync routines while learning more about their life, behind the makeup. Grab the tissues.

Mapleworth Murders

The Situation: Investigating who ate the last Girl Scout cookie.
The Details: Former SNL producers Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers bless us with a comedy-meets-murder mystery, starring Paula Pell and John Lutz. Each episode will also introduce new victims and suspects (like Tine Fey and Maya Rudolph!).

Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph

Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph

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When The Streetlights Go On

The Situation: After you've changed into your Soffe shorts for bed.
The Details: 
Set in 1995, a small town is rocked by the murder of a young girl. Gripping and poignant, it's a coming-of-age crime drama that you won't be able to stop watching, drenched in '90s nostalgia.

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