Shows were much better before the 2000's.
Most of the best shows I've seen is stuff like: Unsolved Mysteries, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Gilligan's Island, Xena Warrior Princess, Gunsmoke, St. Elsewhere, the original Twilight Zone, Adams Family, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Roseanne, Saved by The Bell, Tales from the Crypt, Hunter, Columbo, Dallas, The Rockford Files, etc. The cartoons were much better, with stuff like Scooby-Doo, Courage The Cowardly Dog, The Pink Panther, Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, Beavis and Butt-head, and others.
Unfortunately, after the year 2000, things seemed to begin getting worse. They have zero theme song now. The comedies aren't funny, and the dramas are way too serious.
One of the great things about the shows I mentioned are, they are fun to watch. They have great theme songs, a few actors, and simple plots. They don't need a thousand random people on screen at once, with a complicated plot, like now days rubbish.
Very few shows after the year 2000, up to the present day, have been good. Most are mostly crap. No way in hell will I watch a show like Bachelor in Paradise, Modern Family, The Big Bang theory, Breaking Bad, etc. Modern shows simply don't look good. You couldn't pay me to watch them. Why would anyone waste their time watching that crap?