In a season that saw many tearful goodbyes ("Desperate Housewives"), uncertain futures ("Community"), and new additions ("Two and a Half Men"), it would be hard to sit down and narrow some of the top moments, but not impossible. So sit back, relax, and take a look at some of the shows that made an impression in a very eventful TV season.
Different Pros Take the Mirror Ball on "Dancing With the Stars."
Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, and Cheryl Burke; those are the names we normally see attached to the winning celebrity of "Dancing With the Stars." However, once in a while another name will sneak through, proving that even after a long run, the hit reality competition still is worth a look. This year, two new names were added to the list of winners, with "Dancing" vet Karina Smirnoff finally making it to the top with celeb partner J.R. Martinez in the fall, while last season's first cast-off Peta Murgatroyd redeemed herself by taking underdog (and underscored at times) Donald Driver to the winner's circle. Karina's win might have been a bit more expected than Peta's, however both were still a thrill to watch.
"Community" goes 8-bit.
For a show that prides itself on being unpredictable, one could worry that eventually " Community " would run out of steam. Fortunately, that has not happened yet, as the little show that could (and should) be a hit outdid itself once again with an old school video game-inspired episode that managed to be inventive, hilarious, and heartwarming all at once. The classic RPG graphics were spot on, as were the tiny details (Jeff's hair really did look good in 8-bits). Plus you get to see Abed find his soul mate. What else could any fan ask for (well, besides a better time-slot for next season)?
"Desperate Housewives" Opens a New Mystery That Will Never Be Solved.
The sizzle may have died out a bit in the final years, yet " Desperate Housewives " managed to close out their run on a high note with a bittersweet farewell that had the original four ladies saying goodbye to each other in different ways. However, this sudsy dramedy would not be anything without a mystery, so an intriguing new one was introduced at the end after a new resident of Wisteria Lane locked a mysterious box away from prying eyes. We will never know what it contains, but the clever twist will probably haunt fans for a while.
"Glee" Explores the First Time.
"Glee" has never been a show to display subtlety; however in the remarkable "The First Time," the musical dramedy went to a deeper level by exploring teenage sexuality in a frank, yet mature, manner. It could have easily gone into 80's horn dog territory, however both couples (Finn and Rachel; Blaine and Kurt) took time to discuss the issue at hand, eventually taking the leap in a subdued scene that showed great restraint and sensitivity.
What were some of your favorite moments of the past TV season?