You’ve probably heard that watching TV will rot your brain and in most cases that’s probably accurate information, but contrary to popular belief, there’s quite a few shows on air this year that help keep your mind sharp.
#1.) South Park
The show has moved into it’s 21st season and solidified it’s self as an american staple…similar to the Simpsons. The group of elementary school kids have stayed relevant by taking on some of the most contentions social debates with extreme cynicism. Looking out for an underlying meaning of the South Park episodes will help give you a more objective perspective on some of the social/political issues challenging our country.
#2.) Rick and Morty
Now on it’s third season, Rick and Morty have made a ripple in the world of television. This animated cynical comedy explores countless scientific theories and plays around with some intense astronomy, physics, biology, and philosophical jokes. At times the jokes and plot of the show are made to be interpreted by a larger audience, however, there are countless examples of the show making really niece jokes that only some college graduates/professors could understand. The clever use of satyrical phrases always keep the audiences brain active while trying to connect comedic analogies/references.
#3.) Adam Ruins Everything
Although the writing and the structure of this show have been criticized to be a bit corny, the over arching ideas from the show are really impactful. The host Adam Conover uses experts and the most recent data/studies to debunk common misconception in America. After watching the show, it really help gain a realistic perspective on how the world actually operates.
#4.) Life Hacks
If you ever wanted to know an easier way to go about task throughout your day, Life Hacks is what you need! The show originated from the online hash tag and Tumblr page where people shared how the most easily accomplished simple day to day tasks. Watching this show gives you a lot of practical knowledge and lets you show off to your friends, so it a really entertaining educational TV.