Taiwanese drama (Chinese: 台灣電視劇; pinyin: Táiwān Diànshìjù; commonly called TDrama or TWDrama by fans) refers to dramatic programming of television programming extended stories usually dramatizing relationships through the general range of ten to forty one-hour episodes. They are produced in Taiwan and have gained increasing popularity in the Mandarin-speaking community internationally. The term "Taiwanese drama" is applied to Taiwanese miniseries in general, even including those with greater elements of comedy than of drama.
During the rapid development of the Four Asian Tigers, the success of the Hong Kong drama industry and its dramatic programming served as a major influence for television and programming in the other industrializing Asian nations, most notably Taiwan and South Korea.
Many of these dramas have become popular throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia. Most popular Taiwanese dramas are also popular in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand drama, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia.
Taiwan dramas are also well known among expatriate overseas Asian people. Fan clubs have appeared in other countries outside Taiwan dedicated to the appreciation of Taiwanese drama. Fan clubs also involved several countries in Asia and elsewhere.
- Source: Wikipedia