Top television shows that made us smarter

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Top television shows that made us smarter
Stars Insider

05/31/18 | StarsInsider

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Television shows are mostly for entertainment. From comedies to dramas, sitting down and tuning in for an hour or half is a great way to relax and escape the pressures of life for a while. However, some television programs go beyond the call of entertainment and can actually teach you a thing or two. Check out this list of top TV shows that made us smarter:

1. 'House'
Running from 2004 through 2012, watching 'House' always led to learning about some strange, obscure, and barely curable disease. From Dr. House's snarky nature to his on-and-off relationship with Dr. Cuddy, this medical drama was the perfect blend of educational and entertaining. After eight full seasons, you learn that the patient is pretty much always going to need a brain biopsy.

2. 'Gilmore Girls'
The mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore was not only loving but also genius. The duo had enough banter to last seven seasons and a reunion series. From pop culture references that you sometimes had to Google to understand to repartee that was utterly enviable, there is no doubt that you learned a thing or two from the 'Gilmore Girls.'

3. 'Law and Order'
When you heard the theme music for 'Law and Order,' you knew it was time to settle in and binge. This crime show followed the fierce detectives as they worked to solve and prosecute for some of the most formidable and heinous acts. Most viewers can thank 'Law and Order' for the plethora of detective and courtroom jargon that they now know.

4. 'The Big Bang Theory'
There is so much to be learned from watching 'The Big Bang Theory.' Following the group of brilliant Cal Tech physicists through their quirky social life and genius research has undoubtedly made for a smarter audience. Initially airing in 2007, 'The Big Bang Theory,' is still packing quick and witty comedy into its weekly episodes.

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