I'm as guilty of it as anyone. Lost, Fringe, etc... I hate them but I still watch. But more often than not it's because I'm confused by what others possibly see in entertainment I can't find the value in. So I figure there must be a reason people watch it... and I check it out. Sometimes I can see why. Most times I can't. But the "writer" (the part that causes me to abuse myself and forces me to check them out) in me demands that there must be *something* I can learn from it.
That's what art is, isn't it? Up to each and every person to get out of it what they can?