Whenever I hear people complain that there is nothing good on TV... I have to wonder: What are they talking about?
Clearly they either are not paying attention, or don't know what quality TV is.
Because there is much on TV worth watching.
These are the best shows on TV 2009---
The caliber of stories these shows represent elevate (justify?) the medium of television above and beyond its derogatory "boob-tube" "idiot box" cliche' image... as well as elevating their audience as being engaged rather than vegging out.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
How I Met Your Mother