One of America's most popular exports across the globe is its television. From inventing many of the components of the actual modern tv itself to creating many of the most popular shows in the world, America never has a better face to present to the world than the one that Hollywood has to offer. American TV shows the world an image of beautiful people with improbably terrific teeth and skin that somehow has no pores even in high definition. Television shows do amazing things: they're hilarious, they're brave, they're sinister, they're insightful, and if they make it abroad, it means they're invariably extremely watchable. From the antiheroes that you love to hate to the role models that you hope your kids will admire, American TV has it all.
That's why the shows you choose reveal a lot about Americans, in particular, relate to America. Gung-ho patriots who simply love the nation but don't want to think too hard about what that means will tend to gravitate to morally simple narratives about a band of heroes fighting back against the chaos, whether in the form of superhero shows or "The Walking Dead." Thoughtful progressives who see their nation's flaws but aspire to heal them will choose more complicated fare like "House of Cards," "The Handmaid's Tale," or "The Man in the High Castle." Hardcore capitalists who just love Gordon Gekko and everything he stands for will watch "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," and other reality franchises hawking the new and shiny. Those who appreciate America's natural beauty will enjoy documentaries highlighting its natural wonders.
Tell us what shows you love, and we'll see not just how patriotic you are, but also, how you are patriotic, and they're not quite the same thing. Let's get started!