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The Best Quibi Shows to Stream Now

Updated as of July 1, 2020

New mobile-only streaming service Quibi launched in April with an all-star lineup to rival any other player in the streaming wars: Sophie Turner, Lena Waithe, Liam Hemsworth, Chrissy Teigen, Chance the Rapper, and LeBron James are all in new Quibi shows, with more big names on the way (Steven Spielberg and Zac Efron among them). But did the new service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman bring an A-game to match all those A-listers?

Critics have now weighed in on Quibi’s current offering of shows and “movies in chapters,” and as would be expected, Tomatometers are running the gamut from the super Fresh (hilarious slice of variety Gayme Show) to the middling (Turner’s big-budget thriller Survive) to the very Rotten (treacly Thanks A Million, executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez). Some of the big-name bets are definitely paying off – the horror critics are really digging the Sam Raimi–produced epic anthology series 50 Shades of Fright, and James’ documentary series, I Promise, is currently Fresh at 100%. Others, not so much: Migos rapper Offset’s Skrrt is currently stuck in the green end of the Tomatometer.

As well as grappling with the content in the new programming, critics across the board are adjusting to Quibi’s novel approach to streaming: No show or episode available on Quibi runs more than 10 minutes — thus the Quick Bites — and each can be watched in two formats, vertical and horizontal, with each giving you a different perspective on the action.

So far, critics have mostly focused on two of Quibi’s programming streams: Its prestige “movies in chapters,” which include Survive and The Most Dangerous Game, starring Hemsworth, as well as its unscripted originals, which include Teigen’s Chrissy’s Court and Gayme Show. None of Quibi’s news and lifestyle Daily Essentials shows — which include Rotten Tomatoes’ own Fresh Daily have received Tomatometer scores as yet.

We’ll be updating as new shows are released and more scores become available, so stay tuned to this page to keep on top of the best shows Quibi has to offer. As the list grows, we will narrow it down to only the very best, but for now here are all the Quibi shows we have Tomatometer scores for, ranked from Rottenest to Freshest.

Adjusted Score: 27.273%
Critics Consensus: Thanks a Million means well, but it feels more self-congratulatory than selfless.
Synopsis: Executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, this emotional and inspiring series features grateful public figures who kickstart a chain of kindness... [More]
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&Music: Season 1 (2020)
29%

#25
Adjusted Score: 17.223%
Synopsis: &MUSIC shines the spotlight on the unsung artists and surprising elements behind the world's biggest music stars. Each episode will... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 25.538%
Synopsis: Offset is a big fan of cars. His garage has over 30 sports and luxury cars. This series follows him... [More]
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Punk'd: Season 1 (2020)
44%

#23
Adjusted Score: 44.357%
Critics Consensus: The spirit is there, but truncated episodes eliminate the necessary tension and make Punk'd feel a little played.
Synopsis: Hosted and Executive Produced by Chance the Rapper, PUNK'D dares to go where no show has gone before. Now that... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 47.442%
Critics Consensus: Murder House Flip's renovations are decent, but lackluster hosts and an underwhelming commitment to its macabre premise make it a weak addition to the genre.
Synopsis: From the Executive Producer of CSI, Murder House Flip is an unconventional new home renovation show that takes on the country's... [More]
Starring: Mikel Welch

#21
Adjusted Score: 56.357%
Critics Consensus: Fierce Queens's feminist take doesn't always make sense, but those looking for stunning new footage of this little blue marble will find much to enjoy.
Synopsis: Presented by Reese Witherspoon, this nature series explores the fabulous females of the animal kingdom. From ant queens to speedy... [More]
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Survive: Season 1 (2020)
58%

#20
Adjusted Score: 59.206%
Critics Consensus: Though Survive struggles under the weight of its subject matter and limited runtime, it's further proof that the incredibly talented Sophie Turner is worthy of bigger, better roles.
Synopsis: Jane (Sophie Turner) wants to end it all. Then a plane crash almost ends it for her. Now she's crawling from... [More]
Starring: Sophie Turner

Adjusted Score: 60.291%
Critics Consensus: Most Dangerous Game's early episodes play it too safe, but its timely twist on a classic tale and a delicious turn from Christoph Waltz inspire hope that fun could be afoot yet.
Synopsis: Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard (Liam Hemsworth) accepts... [More]

#18
Adjusted Score: 60.273%
Critics Consensus: Memory Hole's strange stroll through history is a bit scattershot, but Will Arnett and a short runtime make it worth the trip.
Synopsis: MEMORY HOLE is a smart, biting, and hilarious ride exploring the archives of the most cringe-worthy events in pop culture.... [More]
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#17
Adjusted Score: 64.188%
Critics Consensus: Nicole Richie flexes her funny muscles in Nikki Fre$h, a refreshingly self-aware musical satire that works despite some problematic moments.
Synopsis: Starring and executive produced by Nicole Richie, 'Nikki Fre$h' unites her passions for Mother Earth and hip hop into her... [More]
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The Sauce: Season 1 (2020)
67%

#16
Adjusted Score: 51.161%
Critics Consensus: The moves are on pointe, but The Sauce's episodes are simply too short and scattershot to satisfy.
Synopsis: THE SAUCE follows dance sensations Ayo & Teo as they explore the unique dance cultures in cities across the U.S.,... [More]
Starring: Ayo, Teo

#15
Adjusted Score: 67.782%
Critics Consensus: Though the jury is out on the entertainment value of the show's early proceedings, Chrissy's Court makes a strong case in favor of Chrissy Teigen.
Synopsis: Real people. Real cases. And real, legally binding decisions. If you thought Chrissy Teigen couldn't become an actual courtroom judge, you've... [More]
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Flipped: Season 1 (2020)
71%

#14
Adjusted Score: 72.036%
Critics Consensus: Flipped's formatting doesn't do it many favors, but Kaitlin Olson and Will Forte dig into their characters with such skill and delight that it's hard not to have a good time anyway.
Synopsis: Jann and Cricket think they have what it takes to become TV's newest house-flipping couple. Unfortunately, a Mexican drug cartel thinks... [More]

Adjusted Score: 75.018%
Critics Consensus: Lena Waithe's passion is palpable, and sneaker-heads are bound to get a kick out of it, but newcomers may not get much out of You Ain't Got These.
Synopsis: This is not a show about sneakers. It's a show about sneaker culture. Fitting in. And belonging to something bigger... [More]
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#12
Adjusted Score: 75.018%
Critics Consensus: If you're not ready to mingle Singled Out won't impress, but those ready to play will find Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster make a perfect pair of hosts for this refreshingly open reboot.
Synopsis: Helping singles of all genders and sexual preferences find their romantic pair.... [More]
Starring: Keke Palmer

Adjusted Score: 75.697%
Critics Consensus: When the Streetlights Go On takes itself a little too seriously, but strong writing, an impressive cast, and most importantly, an intriguing mystery more than make up for it.
Synopsis: After the murder of a beautiful young girl rocks a suburban community, the victim's sister and her high school peers... [More]

#10
Adjusted Score: 75.697%
Critics Consensus: The pacing isn't always on point, but between a spectacularly strange premise and Titus Burgess, Dishmantled is a messy delight.
Synopsis: From the Creator and Executive Producer of Chopped comes DISHMANTLED, a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 59.56%
Critics Consensus: Gone Mental won't fool everyone, but those looking for a little magic will find Lior's illusions pretty entertaining.
Synopsis: Lior Suchard is the world's best mentalist -- he literally can read your mind. He teams with a featured celebrity and... [More]
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Prodigy: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#8
Adjusted Score: 67.875%
Critics Consensus: Prodigy's profiles are undoubtedly inspiring, but it's young athletic stars deserve a more in depth series.
Synopsis: Hosted by Megan Rapinoe, each episode highlights one Prodigy's unprecedented athletic accomplishments, while also diving deep into their origin stories... [More]
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Directed By: Lukas Korver

#7
Adjusted Score: 80.273%
Critics Consensus: Guided by Evan Funke's passion, Shape of Pasta is a bite-sized journey through the world of pasta proves just the right serving size.
Synopsis: Chef Evan Funke. Italy. And the pursuit of pasta perfection. He's uncovering the craft and culture behind some rare and... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 85.103%
Critics Consensus: 50 States of Fright has a long road ahead of it, but with one effectively scary stop under its belt this horror anthology may just have what it takes to go the distance.
Synopsis: 50 States of Fright will explore stories based on urban legends from Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, Minnesota, and Florida taking viewers... [More]

#5
Adjusted Score: 86.188%
Critics Consensus: With a distinct style and surprising vulnerability, Nightgowns brings the joys of Sasha Velour'sshow to the small screen.
Synopsis: Sasha Velour turns her brand of visually stunning high art into a full-on stage production.... [More]
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#4
Adjusted Score: 92.018%
Critics Consensus: Director Veena Sud overcomes the limitations of mobile viewing with a strong cast and impeccably drawn tension, making The Stranger a must see Quibi.
Synopsis: An unassuming young rideshare driver is thrown into her worst nightmare when a mysterious Hollywood Hills passenger enters her car.... [More]

#3
Adjusted Score: 93.188%
Critics Consensus: Fun, fast, and full of surprises, Gayme Show! is a delight.
Synopsis: Hosted by comedians Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni, GAYME SHOW! is a comedic competition show that uplifts and celebrates the... [More]
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I Promise: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: 93.328%
Critics Consensus: I Promise provides a powerful, candid glimpse into the lives of students at LeBron James's elementary school.
Synopsis: Executive produced by Lebron James, I PROMISE is an original documentary series featuring an in-depth look at the first academic... [More]
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#1
Adjusted Score: 93.328%
Critics Consensus: A small town story with nationwide implications, Run This City is a must see political mystery.
Synopsis: RUN THIS CITY is a series that follows Jasiel Correia II as he navigates his role as the youngest mayor... [More]
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