Above all, Television was a guitar band. Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd traded solos and licks. Their drum/bass combo kept things steady while the guitars swooped and soared. Their best tracks were the ones that had extended jams (not very punk, but it seemed to work within the confines of the genre). Little Johnny Jewel is one of these.
After the breakup, Tom Verlaine released a series of decent solo albums. His biggest break was having one of the tunes from his first solo album covered by David Bowie. To Kingdom Come was included on Bowie's Scary Monsters album. It pays to have fans in high places.
The rest of the band vanished into obscurity only to emerge for the one-off reunion in the 90's.