Have I ranted here yet about well-written TV? No? Okay, well, I love well-written TV. Even though the shows I love most seem to get canceled before their times (see Firefly and Sports Night), I can’t help it — I’m a pushover for well-written TV.

One of the shows I love at the moment is How I Met Your Mother (CBS Mondays, 8:00 pm EST). It has a laugh track, which is usually a little annoying, but the laughs are rather understated, and I rarely see the punchline coming, a nice feature in a sitcom. This last week’s episode was particularly funny, with special kudos going to Robin’s Canadian teen pop star music video, “Let’s Go To The Mall” (which we watched several times this evening and which I now can’t get out of my head).