My kids rarely watch TV on weekdays. With homework, dinner, chores, etc. they don't have much time. I do allow them to watch TV on weekends. We don't have cable. We have Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. We monitor everything that they watch, and a lot of times we watch TV and movies together. My kids are 11, 9, and 13 months. Lately, we have been enjoying watching old episodes of "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" which is a great educational show! We pause it and guess the answer before it is shown! We have also been watching old episodes of "Family Matters" because it is a wholesome family show with great life lessons! I like for most of the things that they watch to serve some sort of purpose, and not just be mindless TV.