I'm curious how many writers watch television versus how many writers shun television. With the exception of very few shows, I almost never watched TV when I started writing. Then, as the story goes, I met a woman who loved watching television, and she got me hooked watching quite a few shows. I found, though, as I writer I spent more time critically dissecting shows more than enjoying them for entertainment value. I don't watch enough to cut into my writing time, but often wonder if, subconsciously, I am borrowing plots of shows and inserting them into my writing. That's a scary thought, given the state of most TV.