It is funny, in 1961 Newton Minow gave a speech before the National Association of Broadcasters and referred to Television a a vast wasteland. The statement has been taken out of context a lot. He actually said when television was good, nothing was better.
That holds true today, when television is good... There is a lot of good television, Bluebloods, NCIS, Downton Abbey, Inspector Lewis and the list goes on. Good writing, good characters, good story telling.
I am not a fan of reality TV, and I haven't paid much attention to the political debates. When I watch TV I want to be entertained and that is what I look for in good TV.