So friends of ours convinced us to watch some episodes of the t.v. show Heroes, claiming it was very entertaining. I was so appalled by the first three episodes that I couldn't believe that anyone would enjoy such a stupid show. The sheer number of totally unbelievable, wrong-headed, totally crap pseudoscience voice overs in every episode concerning evolution were simply horrendous. But the same friends swore that the voice overs became less frequent as the show went on, so we watched a few more episodes.
Well the pseudoscience remains, and the majority of the "abilities" that people are supposed to have evolved make absolutely no sense, but somehow it is completely compelling. The plot moves along at a good clip, some of the characters are utterly charming (namely Hiro Nakamura), and in season two they even try to throw the ladies a bone by cutting Peter Petrelli's hair and making him wear muscle shirts for a little eye candy.
I am still pretty annoyed by all the stupid crap that gets spewed in some mumbo jumbo totally unsound hollywood approximation at a modern magical take on human evolution, but it is a fun show to watch. If you decide to check it out, you really have to break on through the first about 6 episodes before it becomes addictive and you learn to ignore the lame references to evolution (as if your average person didn't already have enough wrongheaded ideas about evolution, now we have to add to that list people thinking that humans will be able to evolve the ability to communicate with pay per view t.v. or melt metal...).
anyway, if you are looking for one hour blocks of entertainment, check out Heroes, the first two seasons are out (season 1 on DVD season 2 on netflix).