Re: The 2000's: Perhaps the worst decade for television in years.
Not sure whether TV is worse now than it used to be. I think the declining moral standards allow writers with less imagination to survive--they can just be filthy instead of creative. And reality TV flat-out blows.
On the other hand, most of the shows from the 80s look lame when you watch them now. Cosby's still funny but stuff like Growing Pains and Family Ties just doesn't seem that good now.