Can dogs watch TV? I know what the "experts" say: dogs don't have the visual acuity that people do... dogs don't see objects on the TV screen, just the movement... dogs respond more to the sound than the image... dogs don't have depth perception... and so on and so on. Well, that may all be true but I also know what my german shepherd does. Bodie sits on the couch and watches TV.
He might not have an extremely looong attention span but he will sit there for at least 5-15 minutes and stare at the TV screen. Bodie responds to certain people more so than others, even if they aren't moving or if they aren't speaking. For example, Leonard on Big Bang Theory. When Leonard appears on screen, Bodie will usually focus and bark. Then last night we had the show Breaking Amish on for the first time, and Rebecca was on screen. He startled us by growling, ran up to the TV, focused on the part of the screen where she was and he started barking at her. After watching the show, I would say Bodie was a pretty good TV critic.