This is a perfect example of why I stopped watching ALL television/cable cold-turkey roughly 10 years ago. I experienced zero withdrawl symptoms. It happened one night while I was watching one of my favorite sitcoms (Frasier) with my wife. I suddenly (and I mean it was like having a bank of stadium lights turned on without warning in a pitch black room) became accutely aware that I was laughing at the proceedings, but that they WERE NOT FUNNY, and in no way represented my values. I announced my revelation to my wife, got up and walked out of the room mid-episode, never to return to that part of our home for the purpose of watching TV. This country would benefit if more people did as I did that day. May your revelation be soon forthcoming.