It depends on what you watch. Most of what you describe seems to me like MTV type shows. There is quality programming around the clock. You just have to look for it. As much as I liked Grendizer, I could also write an article about how useless cartoons are, occupying precious space in our brains. The same thing goes for football.. Talk about a mass diversion? An arsenal game is the last thing I would watch and there are so many issues with organized sports, especially mainstream games/teams. So I guess what I’m saying is, you are taking issue with what people choose to watch for entertainment and the same could be done for you with the two things you mentioned. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying OMG or whaddup in an attempt to be cool. That’s okay. That’s how culture spreads.