I agree that most of the biggest popular shows are pretty immature and stupid and are simply time killers. I enjoy the PBS specialss, esp. nature shows that entertain and inform. My library has over 1,000 DVDs that are free and has great series like Fraser, Monk, Andy Griffith, -- classics like Casablanca, African Queen, Patton, Rocky, -- many outstanding movies, all without advertising interruptions -- plus so many great internet sites with up-to-date information and helpful ideas. I never watch the nighty "news" because it never gives both sides of an issue only the network's view -- just propaganda. The 'net has sites with pros and cons for you to hear and make your own decision. Don't be lazy -- use your brain.