|Origin:||mélodrame, from Greek melos ( MELODY) + French drame 'drama'|
mel‧o‧dra‧ma [uncountable and countable]
a story or play in which very exciting or terrible things happen, and in which the characters and the emotions they show seem too strong to be real:
He was behaving like a character in a Victorian melodrama.
a situation in which people become more angry or upset than is really necessary:
Come on, there's no need for all this melodrama.