By Mistura Oluomo
Like one of my friends/colleague would say, Web Series shouldn’t run through an entire season with one story. Each episode should aptly tell an individual story.
He’s not wrong.
Like I would say, if you want your episodes to run on to the next, then at least be prepared to pack it up with a lot of action in the little time a Web Series would allow you. Don’t tell stories that you cannot finish in one episode because then, you would have episodes that will have absolutely nothing in them i.e episodes that will not move your entire story forward in any way.
However, GTB’s Ndani TV either knows that or they simply do not give two fucks.
Last year, the platform called out for scripts for their next phase of production. However, they either got stories worse than Rumour Has It (if this were the case, this means we have a serious issue on our hands) or they strongly believed for some reason that the show is better than anything else they got.
Rumour Has It tells the story of Obi, a popular blogger who gets heartbroken when her husband of two years knocks some other woman up without remorse and the story leaks to the media.
I refuse to say Toke Makinwa like half of the comments under the early Rumour Has It episodes.
But, I will ask, why is this premise a series not a movie? It’s the type of story you follow in 120 minutes or less not in episodes spread over two months.
I don’t have to point out that there were some episodes were absolutely nothing happened!
You doubt me? Check on their Youtube channel HERE.
In fact, there was one episode where Uru Eke just threw up all through most of the small time they gave us :/
There was a single plot aka linear plot aka telling one single story for many episodes. Then one day, out of nowhere, they joined Obi’s brother’s marriage and that one made me cringe.
It’s safe to say the fans weren’t exactly pro that story either. Reason why? They didn’t create a story world. They didn’t have a story; they just threw in a bunch of characters in an idea. That birthed a series that was not well prepared and could have been better if it was made into a movie.
A straight to DVD movie, not one you watch on the big screen because it has no moments that hold you spellbound.
It’s just there, like a plate of lukewarm noodles.
And nobody really likes to eat that.
They just manage it.