This holiday week gave us a lot to celebrate as fans of great TV. With Once Upon a Time taking the week off, I also took a break from TV on Sunday night, but I was greeted on Monday with a great group of final performances on Dancing with the Stars and one of the most entertaining Castle episodes of the season. Tuesday saw a new champion crowned on Dancing with the Stars (Congratulations, Amber Riley!) and a rustic Thanksgiving celebration on New Girl. On Wednesday, we were treated to a look behind the scenes at the making of NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music, and Thursday featured the classic Thanksgiving combination of the Macy’s parade, the National Dog Show, and plenty of great football. Finally, the holiday weekend wrapped up with two great movie marathons: the Harry Potter films (on ABC Family) and both Star Wars trilogies (on Spike).
With so many great options to choose from, it was difficult to pick just one that was the best. Instead, I picked one TV personality who stood out above and beyond the rest this week (and really every week, if I’m being honest). From dancing and singing with the Sesame Street cast in the Macy’s parade to performing another classic holiday parody medley with Rashida Jones (and special guest Carrie Underwood), Jimmy Fallon made me smile so much my face hurt this week. His enthusiasm and sense of joy are unrivaled and infectious. Fallon makes me smile like no one else on television, and he does it just by being his happy and charming self.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?