from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Melodramatic theatrical performance.
- n. Exaggeratedly emotional behavior; histrionics.
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- n. Overemotional, exaggerated behavior calculated for effect.
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Sexwale and the minority parties '"melodramatics".
In my estimation, the show went from rewarded the thinking fans – who used to be catered to with real intrigue and craftily puzzling storylines – to a show that just fed melodramatics and expected viewers to just “go with it”.
The other, with its standard-brand melodramatics, is dominated by Ida Lupino's going-mad scene in a courtroom.
But if you insist on the melodramatics, go to the Sam forum at supernatural. tv.com.
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First plays suggest production values that could have been higher, with corny dialogue and melodramatics plus dodgy bluescreen not that I'm in any position to talk.
Dvorak has a silent star's charisma, and an ability to say everything she needs to with her thin dark eyebrows and the flashing intensity of her stare; whenever she has to speak, however, her shrill melodramatics threaten to break glass for miles around, and her teary pushover routine quickly gets tiresome.
This string of coincidences is typical of the movie as a whole as it struggles to establish a foothold of plausibility before the mandatory climactic melodramatics take hold.
Morris is famous for his melodramatics, but his instincts may be right.
But the film doesn't need false melodramatics to achieve its power.
Unlike the splashy melodramatics of most Ametican crime shows Wake plays against type and trend.