If Chaucer owned a television set, what would he watch?
Nothing, of course. He had no electricity. And even if he did have power, his house had no outlets. And, even without a writer's strike, there were no shows. You had to read stuff in boring manuscripts that didn't attempt to flog snack foods and laxatives every ten minutes.
But if you want a merrier answer to that philosophical question, check out the back-to-life Chaucer blog. Though personally I believe Chaucer would have watched Curb Your Enthusiasm.
PS This perfectly apropos image brought to you by Eileen Joy, Myra J. Seaman, Kimberly K. Bell and Mary K. Ramsey, whose book is coming out soon.