-A play with an over-written and melodramatic plot.
-Mechanically contrived plot structure and stereotyped or unrealistic characterization in drama
-Well-made works of drama that have trivial, insignificant, or morally objectionable plots.
From the name of the French dramatist Sardou + doodle + -dom.
Used in a sentence:
“Some days, it feels like I’m the unwitting player in a sardoodledom.”
(from the Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB pg)