One of the most important positive attributes of watching a television show is that it affords a person the opportunity to learn more about other cultures. Very often, in American culture, we are so involved in our own society that we do not take the time to learn more about other cultures. Watching a documentary is an excellent way in which to broaden one's mind and knowledge of those outside of our own nation. In addition, with the economy the way that it currently is, traveling to places outside of the United States is not a viable financial option. Being able to watch a television show about other cultures is not only a learning experience, it is the next best method of traveling to that location and feeling a sense of getting away from one's own daily life.
Another major benefit of taking the time to watch a television show is that if presents time for family members, of all ages, to spend time together. In our current society, individuals of all ages are so busy. Parents are working to support their family and children are equally as busy. Many children are busy with their school work and after school activities, such as sports. Having time to watch a comedy or an adventure allows a family to gather together and laugh, talk and share. These are increasingly important as all members of a family struggle to keep up with the demands of their time. Taking the time to watch a television show means being able to have families talk, share, inquire, and most importantly, bond as a family.