Recently, I've written about my personal relationship with television
. As an avid reader and a daily television viewer, I'm often conflicted about the choices I make as to my free time. While there is nothing like the feeling of reading a good book, I also feel that there is some quality television out there which, far from being mind-numbing rubbish, rises above its medium and provides the viewer with a storytelling experience which can be complementary to reading.
Are there any other voracious readers out there who have a secret, perhaps guilty, predilection for television? If so, what shows do you feel are good enough to justify spending an hour or so in front of the screen rather than curled up with a good book?