what is t.v.? it is a mechanism that fires streams of photons into your eyes. these photons are arranged in ways that emulate images from life and the ideas that people have about life. we call the content of this media "entertainment". what this entertainment does is that it lulls us into a suggestable trance state so that we are ready to recieve messages about consumer products, social mores and politics.
and it predisposes us to consuming more t.v.
the mind needs a constant rich stream of information of a changing nature to remain interested in a subject. you have only to remember fighting to stay awake in geography class to understand the concept.
t.v. is so low data rich that after about 15 or 20 minutes our conscious mind begings to go to sleep. we are then left to accept whatever images roll across the screen.
then we go to the grocery store and buy whatever seems most familiar to us. the people who pay for the most ads are the same people who have the expensive soap to sell.
so, if you want my advice.............don`t fall asleep in front of the t.v., in fact don`t watch it at all.