Yes, that's why you watch "programs" :)
People mimmick what they watch, they tend to switch off while watching and so can never really watch it with mindful observation, this allows them to take on board the ideas subconsciously. Just imagine how full our brains are of needless things we've seen on TV, characters, plots, songs, etc, all needlessly taking up our brain space, feeding into our emotions, insecurities, pride, we are bombarded with it.
The only thing that really matters is to question our reality. Why are we working a 40 hour week (at least), for most of our lives to live on an earth that we have a birthright to the same as all those elites above us? Remember they don't work, and they get private health care because they live off us, the labour force, the dogs bodies, and every year we elect them to control us all over again. Who said they own the planet, the earth? Yet we swallow this idea hook, line and sinker, praise it even.
It is not merely to entertain the Mob, like the Colosseum in Rome, it is to train us into a certain way of being, of thinking, and to act as a distraction to our real enslavement.