Thank you for a well-thought-out assessment. Television always embraces lowest-common-denominator impulses, especially PrimeTime. I left the business, after 30-something years, when Reality TV began to rise. News and political journalism has now replaced Reality TV with the horrific spectacle of “election coverage?” Friends was a mockery of dumb-down society (made a fortune at it) and likewise, CNN has decided to televise a mockery of us, of our pathos, of our political process. You are correct: there is good drama. Pick up a book.