As nouns the difference between melodrama and romcom
is that melodrama
is a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes while romcom
is a shorter form of romantic comedy|lang=en.
(archaic, uncountable) A kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes.
(countable) A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".
(uncountable, figuratively, colloquial) Any situation or action which is blown out of proportion.
* rom com