I haven't even wished I had cable until last weekend. I watched a show at my parent's house on the Science channel? I think? called An Idiot Abroad. It was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It's hilarious. The premise is that Ricky and Stephen send their uncultured friend Karl to the seven wonders of the world because it's funny to watch him deal with culture shock and travel, and he hates it.
I saw the episode where they sent him to Jordan to see Petra. Oh my god it was so funny! I looked up the website and found these great photos and quotes from some of the episodes: