Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Future Eaters, Fatal Shore, The Shock of the New, Dune,
Fahrenheit 451, The Left-hand of Darkness, Gormenghast, The Etched
City, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, anything Narnian, anything
Middle Earth, Dirt Music, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,
Schrödinger’s Ball, Tender is the Night, Perfume, Vanity Fair (the
novel, not the mag)
Movies: Run Lola Run, Stalingrad, City of Lost Children, Queen
Margot, Muriel’s Wedding, Solomon and Gaenor, Rope, 28 Days Later,
Nightwatch, Daywatch, anything David Lynch, anything Hitchcock, Bad
Education, Harold and Maude, South Park, Starship Troopers,
Syriana. Though of course, as we all know, good TV is the new
cinema. Speaking of which...
Television: League of Gentlemen, IT Crowd, Yes Minister, Arrested
Development, Kath & Kim, The Games, Veronica Mars, Planet
Earth, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
Game of Thrones, anything Whedon-related.
Music: In the "classical" category, assorted goodies by Bartok,
Birtwistle, Brahms, Berg, Britten, Byrd, Carter, Ives, Ligeti,
Lindberg, Lutoslawski, Mahler, Maxwell Davies, Messiaen, Rameau,
Sculthorpe, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Wagner, Weir and Xenakis. From
other genres, Stephen Sondheim, Michael Nyman, Noël Coward, Ella
Fitzgerald, Christy Moore, Tool, Radiohead, Nicki Minaj, Presets
and various crappy orchestral movie scores
Food: Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, traditional
English, Spanish, Lebanese, Indian, Australian/Asian fusion,
Tibetan/American diner chic fusion (yes, it does exist, and not
just in my mind)
I can also rant about Radio, Art and/or Theatre on request.