I have enjoyed the comments from the last post and I wish to further the dialogue along those lines.
Even being unemployed, I don't find myself watching a ton of television. In my mind, the only thing that has improved about it are the sets themselves.
I also know that as people, we all have different tastes in what we prefer to watch. I would rather watch shows from the 60's and 70's over most of what's being presented today.
Some of my favorites are Andy Griffith, Happy Days, Welcome Back Kotter, All in the Family, and MASH. I can sit and watch several hours of a show like Sanford and Son, and not get bored and have quite a few laughs. I also like to watch crimes solved within 30 minutes by Joe Friday on Dragnet. If all those shows are too old for you, how about checking out the gang at Cheers? That was a very good ensemble show.
I shouldn't get Struke started by mentioning the news, but too many news outlets have watered down the product and made it seemingly necessary for news producers to think they have to entertain instead of perform.