Funny I just happened to check in now, because I was just thinking about television. To answer your question first, and succinctly, I'm still convinced Dina from "Salute Your Shorts" single-handedly justified the invention of the TV.
Okay. Earlier tonight I was musing that the best thing to come out of social media is that less people are hooked on TV. Then I realized...they've replaced it with social media! Yeesh! Be careful what you wish...