Does the TV make one Smarter? Television watching has become part and parcel of the lives of people globally. This is because there is always information and or entertainment benefits that people derive from this activity. As such, there have been talks, discussions and even arguments on both the benefits and the negative effects of television watching among people. In his article Watching TV Makes you Smarter, Steven Johnson presents a convincing case regarding the impact that present day television watching has had in increasing the cognitive abilities of a person watching. Through the various supporting scenarios and scientific assessments of various shows ranging from actions, sitcoms and reality shows, Johnson tries to prove his thesis that indeed TV does make you smarter. Steven argues that TV programs of the present time such as The Sopranos have more complicated plots compared to programs that were aired in the past.