Last night was the 24 series finale. DH and I are addicted and depressed over this. DS seemed tired early so we were thrilled. However, he would NOT sleep. I tried to get him down for 1.5 hours and he was still wide awake. I even tried to sleep, thinking maybe my excitement to see 24 was contagious.
I finally gave up, brought him downstairs, and DH and I watched 24. DS walked around, talked and played the entire 2 hours, minus commercials, thank god for DVR. I don't think he looked at the TV even a single time. He did, however, start to clap when there was applause! He was still wide awake at the end so DH and I went to bed with him and he finally fell asleep.
I can imagine telling him years from now how we would have let him watch something, even 24, if he had been interested!