Ten things I have learned watching television:
1) There is always someone who will defend the underdog.
2) The family that laughs together stays together.
3) Everybody lies at some point, (watch any reality show.) and detectives will find the truth.
4) Real friends will always be there for you because if you are stranded on an island you want the Professor and Mary-Ann to be there with you. (there is a great story about how the actor who played Gilligan on Gilligan's island stood up for the professor and Mary-Ann's names to be added to the theme song.)
5) Not to worry if I miss an episode it will be repeated, just like history.
6) The news is full of death and I would rather read about it than watch it.
7) The portrayal of women is rarely realistic. We are not all size 2, most of us love our curves. There are millions of women between the age of 35-55 that seldom exist on tv. And most women are not the train wrecks that live in "reality" television.
8) The difference between tv cooks and my cooking is more than just the fancy stove.
9) A good writer can make me cry for a :30 second commercial.
10) Love can conquer anything with a happily ever after, except maybe a reality dating show.