Some of these programs are addictive in nature and people are glued to them on the cost of their precious time. I remember during 1990-93, there was a Mexican soap opera 'No one but you' which was dubbed in hindi and was transmitted by Doordarshan (DD national channel) 4 days a week. It was so addictive that I used to get that recorded by my family members and used to see it in the late evening after coming from the office. It was so much in the routine that I could not imagine to miss it.
Personally speaking presently I am not interested in these shows primarily because I can not give so much time regularly to them.
Knowledge is power.
"If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita
I am not fond of watching serial shows but earlier used to see some serial shows whose stories were funny and shown to the audience for comic relief. I find the musical shows like Sa Re Ga Ma very interesting and used to watch a Bengali version of the same type in one of the local channels. Nowadays, I rarely watch television programs and in my home also nobody watches television for a long time.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"