I find TV these days absolutely appalling. Sure, there are selective channels and TV shows palatable and quite entertaining, but "the idiot screen" runs the gamut. Idiotic commercials, lots of repetitive nonsense, let alone the types of advertising are inappropriate and nauseous to the conscious viewer who wants tasteful and uplifting entertainment.
The conscious (and sensible) viewer will find themselves either channel surfing for what seems like a duration to find some decent programming or either settling amongst the select few options (- depending upon tastes and preferences).
It's something to see these changes entertainment has taken over the decades; especially from the dawn of the new century, what is considered allowable and acceptable for broadcasting to audiences. Wouldn't society be much better off with television that would enhance the mind rather than demoralize and heighten the paranoia of fear, anxiety, worry and exacerbation of distraught circumstances and situations considered 'entertaining' these days.
There's a paradox between an acceptance of standards in how a nation, let alone a world should behave, and the outright and blatant misuse of a global and pertinent means of communication.
TV used to be a place of refuge... a means for relaxation and winding down after a day at school or work... looking forward to a story or a television show that would make us laugh, think and possibly give us insight into our own lives. It was a time when "going to the movies" was an event and experience. It's not just about theater popcorn or theater "sound" that kept us coming back... it was an experience for our souls and our beings to accept and receive this kind of fun and uplifting we needed to give us the momentum and satisfaction that made living life and dealing with life's issues a little more palatable. It was the coming and going of something new that lived up to the humor that gave us variety in programming for all ages and audiences. It was the days when television and entertainment all together just made more sense.