9. Deadliest Catch: Discovery Channel: Normally I wouldn’t recommend a show about fishing – something I have zero interest in frankly – but if you are up in the middle of the night with a baby to feed or a sick child to care for and you feel sorry for yourself, just tune in to these guys working — hard physical labor — round the clock, no sleep, freezing weather with waves crashing down on them: suddenly, you don’t feel so sorry for yourself.
8. E! News: E! Channel: Get caught up on all the completely useless yet juicy items you need to know. Takes about 15 minutes to watch because you fast-forward through “Tonight on E! News” (I don’t know the exact wording since, um, I fast forward through that part) because you don’t need to watch what you will watch when you plan to watch it. After fast forwarding through that and the first batch of commercials, you will be caught up on what type of coffee Britney drank today in no time.