We haven’t watched TV for 10 years because it all seemed to be crap. Opportunities for distraction have been greatly reduced on Prison Planet (formerly called Earth), so we have been forced back to network television. Much to our surprise, there is some pretty decent programming.
MadMen, Breaking Bad and The Good Wife are all stellar – very well written and superb casting.
Mind Hunters was gripping, as were some of the Black Mirror episodes. Dirty John was a fascinating study of a psychopath with a woman in his thrall. After Life with Ricky Gervais was a mix of deep emotional pain and belly laughs.
Very British Problems on Prime was original and funny. And every night we end with Jeopardy to gloat about how smart we are (and wish our friends were in the room to know it too).
It is risky to recommend shows and movies because of differing tolerances for violence, language, and the pointless graphic and gratuitous sex scenes which seem to be in everything except Downton Abbey. Which is still, in my mind, the best show ever written for television. A close second is MI-5, also known as Spooks.