Some of us watch TV to get away from our lives, indulging in the fantasy of the lives of glamorous or ridiculous people on reality TV. Others enjoy testing our wits with game shows. Still more enjoy the escapism and community of narrative, the education you can get from an excellent documentary or the catharsis and commentary that comes from a relatable and trenchant sitcom, or a particularly observant segment of a great late-night show.
Perhaps you find inspiration in the story of someone like you - on the inside or outside - beating the odds. Perhaps you enjoy the idea of breaking away from how stuffy people say you ought to be living, and changing career or leaving it all behind. Maybe you want to laugh at the powers that be - or emulate their lifestyles, maybe even join their ranks someday. Perhaps you ultimately find it fun to escape into a little light fantasy or make some sharp comments on the absurdity of modern life. At the end of the day, you're all about family, stability, and building a responsible future, meaning while you're not going to upset the applecart too much, you are going to make a great life for yourself.
What you want from the greatest mass communication medium ever built - besides something to point your furniture at! - tells you something about what you value, how open you are to change, and how you see yourself in the world. Tell us about the stories you love on the small screen, and let's see what light they shed on the story you're starring in.
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