How many people has said "TV sucks today"? Ive said it, I've gotten so sick of shitty TV I don't even watch TV anymore and what glimpses I get are usually bad. Take the nostalgia goggles off and look back to what TV was like in the 90's, 80's, etc. Many have the idea that TV was better in the past, an idea that once you take the nostalgia goggles off collapses and dies.
The Simpsons; I've said for years that The Simpsons is no longer funny; that it's a zombie franchise and that it should have ended 15 years ago. Upon actually looking back at old Simpsons episodes I found that it sucked even then. The Simpsons have never actually been funny. It's not just the Simpsons. Look back at most sitcoms; Freinds was at best mildly funny until the whole relationship drama between Ross and Rachel killed what hummer the show had, Every One Loves Ramon was never funny and was just a horrible show about horrible people except the writers never realized how horrible the protagonists where, any 80's early 90's family sitcom, etc. None of these where actually funny.
Before someone says "You just don't have a sense of hummer"; I do, there are many things I find funny and yes there are a few shows that are funny. For example: Scrubs when it's not trying to be serous or trying relationship drama (how come the Big Bang Theory is the only sitcom that can do relationship drama right? until recent seasons), Big Bang Theory started out "meh", got good but then went down hill fast, Futurama, Red Green Show (if you haven't heard of it's look it up, it hilarious), Father Ted, Old SNL, In Living Color, Kids in the Hall, Sports Night (which you people didn't watch so it got canceled) and others.
The problem is the vast majority of comedies through out the history of TV have not been funny but people watched them because they really didn't have much choice. When cable came around people had a choice between new crap and old crap so they watched the new crap then cable expanded to 600 channels and people had too many choices so they stuck to what they had before; the crap. People don't turn off the TV when they can only find crap, they watch crap. When people eat the crap they make you they continue to make crap, if people would stop watching the crap, they'll start making good shows but you people continue to watch crap.
When there is nothing but crap on, turn off the TV and read a book or play a game. Not a crappy book, or a crappy game, good ones.