It depends on the show. You can’t just pigeon-hole the hundreds of different types of programs (from all parts of the world if I may add) into one anti-Christian category (no, not even with the ‘much’ qualifier).
Now I don’t watch plenty TV myself but that’s only because I don’t have cable. My aunts’ place does though and whenever I end up staying over their place, I actually thank God for the different variety of shows I can watch when I’m bored. Sometimes, I watch a documentary on National Geographic or the Discovery Channel. Other times, I watch anime and cartoons. Occasionally I run into one of my favorite flicks on HBO or Star Movies. There are even times when I check out EWTN in hopes of finding some pearls of wisdom.
Do I advocate wasting your time in front of the box? Heck no. Still, why does everybody automatically assume that the only alternative is to live like a monk? Whatever happened to moderation people? That word is still in the dictionary… right? :ehh:
TV can be nice and in fact beneficial just like any other leisurely activity. Humans (including monks and hermits) need leisure. God didn’t make us to be religious robots.