While I prefer the movie-going experience over the TV watching experience, I cannot deny the obvious: There is some excellent television out there.
Indeed, there is no point denying there are some things television currently does better than movies, especially in the field of comedy. Satire, for example: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, some of the political stuff on Saturday Night Live. The romantic-comedy movie is at some kind of all-time low, while TV shows, say New Girl and Parks and Recreation, are still capable of producing a giggly combination of romantic and the absurd. Within those fields, I admit, you win. This year.
And yet, I prefer movies. Movies require commitment and action. TV is watched passively. You go to the movies while in active courtship. You watch TV when you’re in a settled, tired relationship where at the most, you may be required to put on some sweatpants and pop a beer.
Following along that line: even the best TV programming goes into decline. Two of the network shows you mentioned, Glee and The Big Bang Theory, have already jumped the shark, have they not?
And what of movie stars in decline, such as Kevin Costner? They go to TV, of course.