My shows just get odder - Nip/Tuck has a schoolgirl as its Big Bad for Season Five who is trying to control Sean by threatening to corrupt his daughter. Pushing Daisies has all the 'having to kiss through plastic' stuff which is pretty much a fetishist dream. And Ugly Betty ended in a scene which appeared to be Wilhelmina harvesting dead Bradford's sperm so that she can get herself pregnant with a child with a claim on the will. (Presumably it says 'children' so that no Red State jurisdiction can deny Alexis her share.)
If we are coming to the end of a Golden Era, it's all going out with a bang.