Two come to mind here --- Drew Barrymore's romantic comedy Going the Distance was smart and sweet and grown-up. Yet it had no aliens or zombies, and bombed. And George Clooney's The American had me holding my breath waiting to see what would happen next.
Go Go Belinda Carlisle's sassy smart autobiography Lips Unsealed was a wise and dishy tale of rock star excess and growing up. I loved every page of it.
The Big Bang Theory makes me laugh every time.
Reba's All the Women I Am is polished perfection country pop, from the barn burner kiss-off song Turn On the Radio to her mellow cover of Beyonce's If I Were A Boy. Loved her in concert this year, and have this CD playing endlessly in my car.