I have a confession to make. I'm hopelessly hooked on reruns of Stargate. Monday is a Stargate marathon. I find myself wondering why I like this show. The answer is no surprise--it's the personalities and relationships of the characters. Love the dry humor of Jack O'Neil and the way everyone on the team interacts.
So, in television and movies, it's the characters--just like it is in books--that make something believable and entertaining.
I don't feel so bad though because my DH likes it too!