Watching TV brings happiness, grief, and general malaise this year. Now with the writers' strike over, we can all hope for anything but continued melancholy. Still, there are the signs. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" didn't miss a beat. During the writers' strike, Leno kept his lead over Letterman and the rest with guests including Larry the Cable Guy and plenty of cute and strange animals. Letterman had real writers, we are told -- and it made no difference.