GMA-7 teleseryes and the tradition of the overextended beginning

After watching the first few episodes of three GMA-7 teleseryes – namely Amaya, Futbolilits and Time of My Life – I’ve noticed something in common again. They’re all guilty of one thing – a quite overextended and overexplaining start that eat up screen time and even turn off some viewers (this partly happened to me over Futbolilits, where I essentially ragequit after the first episode).How is something overextended and overexplaining? Here’s an example from the beginning of the GMA-7 teleserye, Time of My Life. The teleserye begins with an accident – the lighting fixtures falling on the stage where all the maincharactersarecurrently

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