The Japanese even have recognized that J-dramas are full of fail.
Guy 2: Well I am going home to watch a Japanese drama
Guy 1: *laughs* J-dramas suck. Are you a old women or a fan girl type?
The length of Japanese dramas sparks debate amongst people; some who argue that the length is too short, and thus leave little space for character development, some who rejects that opinion, as they find the duration reasonable and that the story is well-relayed within that amount of time without unneccessary additions.
The duration leaves the Japanese to express the dramas in their own creative way, finding the best ways to reach out to the audience despite the time limit.
'Japanese drama' can be shortened to jdrama, j-drama, or jdorama. The dramas tend to focus on a wide range of genres, from life to thriller to comedy to utterly random, prodding open minds of viewers with new concepts, choosing not to focus only on romance dramas, although they do have a few exceptional ones.
B: Not yet, I'm still catching up with the fall dramas, but I should be finished soon. I'll watch the winter ones after that. Which jdrama would you recommend?