Television has one purpose above all others and that is to give the masses some entertainment. It would be impossible to keep them from going crazy if we didn’t create soap operas, TV shows and movies that can keep them sedated in regards to how they live their lives. This makes it much easier for us to finally be able to handle them and to keep them from going insane and becoming restless. TV is the ultimate sedative and we see that those who want to do more with their lives will usually quit watching it.
Still, the percentage of people who want to avoid being mindless zombies is quite low in comparison to those who are willing to let TV become their sedative. We continue to try to produce shows that will encourage more viewers. Some of them have been quite successful at this and that is the reason why the actors get paid top dollar.