I watch TV only rarely and i avoid anything with violence in it as everything has an effect on the mind.
Most of the time i watch some funny show for a good laugh. The only show i`m watching regularly (on the internet) is Running Man
Never fails to make me smile love the humour.
I also watch japanese shows for entertainment occasinally as i find the mix of kawaii and funny very enjoyable.
If i`m in the mood/mind state for something intellectual i watch Dhamma Tube.
II find that if one lives alone and sometimes spends an entire day hardly ever seeing anyone else, that a bit of TV in the evening can sometimes alleviate that feeling of isolation. But it just can't compete with the Internet anymore. Most of what's on TV is really low-grade stuff, and being able to search for quality videos on places like youtube is a much better way to get one's entertainment fix, if that is what one needs. So I would say I'm down to just a few hours a week now, and not by any act of willpower, just because it's mostly so very dull and boring.
I totally agree as i´m living on purpose alone too. I try to practice but in between i allow myself to enjoy a little bit of entertainment also as i´m only meeting friends at the weekends.