American TV sucks
Ad breaks every 5 minutes. Whole channels of filler. Repeats as the rule, rather than the exception. (In UK TV listings, repeats are identified with an (R); in US TV listings, you can assume everything's a repeat unless it's specially identified with an (N) for new episode.) And syndication means that the same old shows are repeated across multiple channels.
It's dumbed-down to schoolchild level; nothing is challenging or intellectually exciting. It's opinionated and biased beyond all belief. It's censored to a suprising degree. And it's hugely insular; the world outside the US, Iraq aside, simply might as well not exist.
Awful, just awful.