I love "Past Pete killed Future Pete", I think that is the funniest line I have ever seen on TV.
Ruthers, I think we're on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to TV. I, literally, could not STAND the West Wing when it was on. The show was so unbelievably pretentious and "high-brow", not to mention bo-ring! Studio 60 falls into the same category for me - boring! I'll agree with you on Survivor and Amazing Race, but come on, America's Next Top Model! That show is classic! Granted, since Janice's departure the show has gone downhill, but it's still entertaining.
I watch TV for the entertainment factor, whether they're funny, emotional or just silly, I'll probably like them. But as soon as they get heavy-handed (a la West Wing) or preachy (7th Heaven) or super cheesy (Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol) I'm out.