Television shows are as a rule incredibly unrealistic.
With things like always, no matter what, getting great advice that somehow always works out in your favor. Things like perfect kissing and always having that 'moment' when you just see fireworks.
But some things that I have in fact always been able to relate to on the fictitious television shows I watch, is the ability I lack for one: to let go. Another is the habitual need for nostalgic comfort.
They still suck the soul out of you.
But fictitious television is just another provider for something we all seek.