I'm thankful for great, geeky, smart TV shows. I like turning my brain off while being entertained....but only to a degree. And I like being entertained in a way that involves some audience participation. A mystery for me to figure out? A reward for me paying attention? Twists and turns and surprises? I'm in!
This has led to the joy of: Carnivale, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, Farscape, etc. And even though I don't watch TV, shows like these make the rental charges worth it. :)