I was having a doorway conversation with a colleague the other day, and s/he was talking about going to a pop culture conference. So I politely asked about their paper, and s/he said it was on [a TV show about a sort of magical person who sounds like, but isn't Buffy, but you get the idea]. And after listening politely about the wonders of the TV show (but, weirdly, the person didn't really say anything about their paper), I said that I really didn't get the fascination with TV shows about a sort of magical person (and there are a number of them, and have been since Kung Fu at least, and maybe before). (And yes, I know Doctor Who has that same basic plot, and when I think about it, it frustrates me, too.)
And s/he said that was okay, because there is something for everyone on TV!
And I was sort of taken aback and asked, "really?" because I haven't seen a show on USian TV in a long time that I really found compelling or wanted to watch (rather than having on in the background or something).
I just don't think much commercial TV is made for my demographic. I'm okay with that, but let's not lie and pretend that there's something for everyone just because a 20 something likes it. (I felt more connected to TV shows when I was a 20 something, but the last time I felt that connection was with West Wing or Northern Exposure, I think, both when I was in my 30s.)
So, yes, I've aged out of the TV sales demographic, mostly (except, maybe, for daytime TV, but since I'm work under the conditions I do, I'm not their demographic either).
I'm not (and wasn't) saying that TV stuff isn't worth studying, just that I don't get it. And I totally understand when people don't find Shakespeare compelling, though I try to teach those in my courses to read him well and carefully even so.
Part of what bothers me about this particular show is that it just assumes a vague Christian framework for understanding the world, but the Christian assumptions are totally unquestioned, and sloppy Christian thinking, too.