That being said, I fucking love the shit out of TV. It's so much FUN to watch, to find new shows to engage and get wrapped up in. Sure, my parents were like yours and told me it'd rot my brain, but I blame that on being en utero during the '70's more than watching Dr. Who one too many times. TV can't rot your brain, it feels too good to do any real harm. Anyway, being the unemployed, self-loathing, lazy person I am, I sift through Netflix for shows that I never had the time to watch before, on account of my being gainfully employed. I think Netflix has saved cable TV. I'm watching shit I would have never been able to catch normally, or that I just would frankly be too above watching on a weekly basis. I am a very busy person, after all.
So huzzah for Netflix!