I’ve always hated being told that I’m wasting my time by watching tv or movies because they’re just another art form. I have learned just as much from this medium, than I have from books.
What I do agree with, however, is that these 2 art forms can be misused to seduce you into inactivity. They limit what we perceive to be “normal” in our society. Condition us to see life for whatever industries are selling at the time.
The beauty of our times is that due to the internet no one can control the channels of information. You and I can watch entirely different things even if we were to live in the same room.
The power is now in the hands of the viewer.