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I make this thread partly out of frustration of seeing TV show threads where people go out of their way to bag out a show, calling it a blight upon television yet watching it week after week claiming they're waiting for it to get better. So let's name names (of shows, not people)
Heroes comes immediately to mind, having a 40 page thread for this season as of the time of writing, mostly filled with posts saying how terrible it is, even though it's clearly good enough to watch or else its thread wouldn't be 40 pages long. Then there's BSG, where there's always a few people who complain like mad about "filler" episodes that may not necessarily advance the plot but usually provide good characterisation, and often that the story of an entire season could have been compacted into two episodes (otherwise known as a movie) In fact, come to think of it the same complaints apparently apply to Lost.
But I guess my point to all of this is, why do you watch TV? I watch it as an escape from a difficult day at uni/work so I'm willing to suspend my disbelief and just live in the moment, occasional plot holes and inconsistency among broader arcs being something to laugh at when spotted, then shrug off. Others get something else out of it, being fond of analysing shows and trying to figure out the murderer before the lead detective does, so to speak.
I guess the divide here is mostly along whether you want intellectual stimulus out of a TV show for it to entertain you or not. I personally don't care, others feel differently. Discuss!