I've seen TV content which is really obviously trying to teach some kind of lesson and its not entertaining at all, then there's the alternative which is supposed to be entertaining and devoid of any really cerebral content.
I was watching Eerie Indiana, the original series not the childrens network spin off, and it seemed to manage to do both, then I was talking to some of my mates and they thought that the same could be said for The Wonder Years and even shows as recent as Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Though the same couldnt be said of all the reality TV, the talent shows, the inventor and sponsor shows like Dragons Den, although there was a bit of disagreement about this.
What's your opinion? Is it just a nostalgia trip comparison between TV then and now?