TV shows come and go.
But there are some that seem to stay around forever.
These shows go above and beyond what viewers expect from comedy, drama, or anything in between. They may relate to situations that resemble your own life; or they may have lines you can't stop repeating to yourself.
They might uncover a reality you would have never been exposed to without it.
There isn't much new material to check out on television right now, besides what you'll find on cable. The premieres of "Game of Thrones" and "House of Cards" won't come for at least a few weeks.
So now's a perfect moment to check out some long-lasting TV shows, and become familiar with ones from previous eras.
People may feel that TV is currently going through a golden age. But there are plenty of gems that have preceded it on cable or specialty channels.
So branch out and see what previous decades have had to offer. There's something for everyone. There always has been.