Entertainment shows often reveal admirable qualities in the actions of the characters. Before you watch a favorite comedy or drama, review the democratic values and virtues chart. Set the intention to watch attentively for those values and virtues. Try to connect them to the shows' characters. Pay attention to who causes you to react and why. If you can, involve the whole household in this activity. Take a few minutes afterwards to discuss your observations and to articulate insights you discover about how you can develop your democratic values and virtues with input from the popular culture.

Habib Todd Boerger in Practicing Democracy at Home