Discover international TV.
For example, here’s a terrific police procedural TV series from Australia with 5 or so seasons: City Homicide. Clever murder mysteries, and almost no leftist lectures. Either on Amazon or Netflix.
Or best of all, discover South Korean TV. Try Vagabond (Netflix I believe) is an action packed TV series with 16 episodes. Bullets and fists fly, lots of twists and turns in the plot, and a mystery at the middle of it, the downing of an airplane which killed hundreds, including a large contingent of children.
That much of the plot could be on American TV. Here’s what you would never, ever see on American TV: the lead male and female characters, both in their 20s, are virgins. NOT MAKING THIS UP.
The lead woman character is a spy for the Korean NIS and the lead male is a martial arts expert and stuntman. Picture this ripped 20 something man blushing when teased about his virginal status. The person doing the teasing suggests the man marry. Yes, marry! Nothing at all about an affair! I couldn’t believe it, but the characters are utterly entertaining and likeable.
When the lead lady is hospitalized, the tough martial arts lead character heads to the chapel where he sits before the cross to CRY and PRAY for the her. Yes, not making this up.
I note that Netflix must have 20 or more South Korean TV series that are romances. If Vagabond is anything to go by, lots of people are heading to South Korean romances to find actual love between characters.
I would love to hear about any other suggestions (besides books, of course) as an escape from American TV.