Television has always sucked, but there used to be at least a few things to stare at while you struggled to polish off the last of that case of beer. Back before video, TV was the only place you could see old gangster and horror movies. Now, instead of filling the hours after the late news with Cagney and Karloff, they run hour long commercials. Cable TV ditched the commercials; network TV ditched the shows.
Who the hell watches this crap? No matter how loaded I might be at 1:00 AM, I'm not going to sit there and watch some guy try and sell me an orange juice maker.