Well at least for me, ok?
I find it therapeutic maybe because I am not a regular television viewer. Our television can run for hours but it is not me nor the kids who are watching. Actually, it has become rare that Alex gets to watch television since we have a no-TV policy from Monday to Friday morning. Come Friday afternoon, she would rather play outside or do some art work than watch TV. During weekends, we are out most of the day.
Last week, I have this urge to change channels. And I found really nice programs to watch. I felt like I have not watched television for years! I felt so relate to what I was watching.