I really really don't like TV. The news is depressing and ridiculously biased, the shows are laced with bad language and innuendo, I think most sports are a waste of time (NFL, anyone?), the reality series are nearly all redundant and in poor taste--but despite all the bad programming, people get sucked in and spend a good portion of their lives sitting in front of it, even when there's "nothing on."
As of now, we don't have a TV. We'll get one eventually, but I really don't want cable. Ever. (Particularly Time-Warner, but that's another story.) Being on "cable hiatus" for a few years has re-sensitized me to the foulness that plays 24/7 on television. Even the ads are sleazy. I don't want that in my home.
(I know there are many people who view TV "responsibly" and am not meaning to criticize. I realize there are a lot of good things that can come from TV and/or cable (discovery channel, history channel, and General Conference, to name a few). I'm willing to bear the deprivation because I doubt I could be so disciplined in my usage.)
There are, however, a few shows that Jay follows and one show we watch together via the internet. I really really like The Office. (Yes, it has language and it's crude... I'm not perfect.) At this moment, I am breathlessly awaiting Jay's return from school so we can watch yesterday's new episode together. I cheated a little bit, though, and watched the 2-minute teaser they show before the theme song plays. The premise: what it means to be "classy."
"See, the thing about classy is, it's a state of mind." - Jim
(Season 5, episode "New Boss". Disclaimer: I have not watched the entire episode and cannot vouch for it, but I highly recommend the bit at the beginning.)