This new show on the Discovery channel might be worth a long look.
The Big Brain Theory.
I find that most TV is just a big waste of time.
Speaking of time wasting, check out this link.
Here's a few from the list.
Number of hours per day that TV is on in an average U.S. home: 6 hours, 47 minutes.
Number of murders seen on TV by the time average child finishes elementary school: 8,000.
Number of 30 second TV commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000.
Number of 30 second TV commercials seen by the average person by age 65: 2 million.
Wow - Now where did I put that TV remote??