I find crime shows like Law and Order and CSI soothing.
After a long day of working and traffic and looking for parking and chaos, there is something weirdly relaxing about watching a team of detectives or crime scene investigators encounter a crime, consider the evidence, ask the hard questions, solve the mystery and then get the bad guy. It's like they're restoring order in the world, right on my TV screen...or something like that.
Sometimes when things get hectic I wish, just a tiny bit, for Benson and Stabler or Grissom or even Mulder and Scully to swoop in and deconstruct the evidence and make sense of things for me.
But then I remember that I'm actually kind of a good detective.