The Prophet (Salullaahualaihi wasallum) said:
“Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the heart feels tranquil and the soul feels tranquil, and sin is that which wavers in the heart and moves to and fro in the breast even though people again and again have given you their legal opinion [in its favor].” Narrated by Imam Ahmad (4/228) and classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb (1734).
Yesterday, someone asked me, “All scholars forbid the watching of TV dramas & soaps. But why? Do they think that everyone gets influenced by the things they watch on TV? I just watch for entertainment & pass free time. So is it a sin if i watch a couple of soaps?”
The above-mentioned hadith came to mind. A couple of years ago, i used to think in the same lines.
May Allah subhanawataaala guide our hearts to correctly discern between the right & the wrong. Ameen