Take it from someone who knows what he is talking about. My parents never had a TV in our house and I was never allowed to watch TV, just read books, study, and sports. That is all, no TV. When I did start watching TV when I was 15, for the first time mind you, I said it was stupid. I still don't watch TV and my parents don't own a TV in their house because it diminishes intellectual creativity.
You end up like obst and bigs from watch TV. Culturally and intellectually remedial.