watching both hk and taiwan at the moment with the wife and i gotta say taiwan isn't afraid to spend the money to make a good production and if you want sad ones taiwan has the better ones. startiing to prefer taiwan ones now. but everyone now and then TVB has a good one. right now it's when heaven burns. i like that one. but overall taiwan takes the cake for best dramas.
^ agreed, i think that taiwanese dramas generally do have the bigger budget. as far as HK or taiwan, definitely taiwan when it comes to romance (which i believe is the bulk of taiwanese dramas?), but HK and TVB for just about everything else!
I watch HK dramas more because I can understand it and I dont really watch Tawainese dramas because I dont like to read subtitles. But I do admitt that HK dramas are starting to not be as great as they use to be
I like HK Drama's more, because each drama has a family feel and the most of the drama's are based on reality so I can watch them with my family. The actors and actresses are over-acting in the drama's, because their reactions and moves are "kwa cheung" (I don't know how to type it in English).