Taiwanese drama has been long known for their romantic comedy storylines. Lately, "career-focused" themes are emerging and it shows that TV producers are trying to break the rom-com norm by introducing new themes. However, TV stations are hesitant to take dramas that are not romance genre.
It's understandable because rom-com secure ratings, despite the numbers are dropping over the years. The big guys from the broadcasting stations are afraid mellow drama might trigger negative response from local viewers. In addition, not many directors and screenwriter are willing to spend time researching, writing tedious screens and directing such themes.
Do you think Taiwanese drama should invest in more alternative drama or stick with romantic comedy? What's your preference?