Mad Men, Mythbusters, House, Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men.
Mad Men is missing something this season. I think part of the appeal of the show was the nostalgia of Don's home life with his family versus his work in the corporate world. Now, with the divorce, the whole Domestic Scenes are missing and it's all work and no play. And there are TOO damn many divorced people on this show. I was a little kid in the 60s, and 70s and I think I knew about 2 kids who had divorced parents, out of hundreds of kids, it just wasn't that common. Yet, on Mad Men, half the cast is divorced this season. (I'm not saying it was better this way, but it WAS the way it was. Divorce was NOT socially acceptable in the 60s or even the early 70s.)
The first season was still the best. They need to get back to the formula that made the show what it was. They are bringing too many "modern values" into a show which once was SO careful about being on target for the time period. (There is NO WAY a woman like January Jones character would just live with a man, either before or after a divorce, in a High Income community, and not be completely socially ostracized. It just didn't happen back then. They need to get back on track as to what was happening in 1964, not what the writers are obviously doing in their own lives in 2010! During the first season, they were SO careful to keep everything on target, from the fashion to the language to the social behavior for the time period. They even had smaller fruit in the home scenes, after doing research and finding out that many common foods were different 45 years ago.
I hate when shows about the past try to "get with it" and insert anachronisms, like Mad Men seems to be doing now. They really need to get back to the way they did the show the first and second season.