I prefer non-fiction and how to's (even if I never actually learn
how to do anything).
But... I'm a total sucker for a few classics and well-written
superheroes, post-apocalyptia, and noiresque crime stories.
Ghostbusters, Leon the Professional, Memento, Goldeneye, Home
Alone, Scott Pilgrim, The Prestige, Man on Wire, Moon, Army of
Darkness, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Life Aquatic, Scream, Jurassic
Park, Robocop, Zombieland, Tremors, Back to the Future II, Some
Like It Hot, Empire Strikes Back, The Rocketeer, Sleepy Hollow,
Tombstone -- these are just the beginning of a very long list. I
figured there's a chance someone might have at least heard of
Most things written by Aaron Sorkin or starring post-Space Jam Bill
Murray are good bets.
I also know classic American horror pretty well (kinda my job), but
like to dive into the weirder stuff when couch lounging with
Homeland, Californication, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, Sons of
Anarchy, Newsroom, The Wire, Terriers, Breaking Bad, Fringe,
Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, True Blood (guilty
pleasures), How to Make it in America, 30 Rock, Archer, Bored to
Death, Arrested Development, Workaholics, How I Met Your Mother,
Studio 60, Louie, The Daily Show, classic Nicktoons/Snick
Melodic punk bands, classic rock, heavy metal, acoustic sessions,
grunge, ambient synth, swampy/boxy blues and orchestrated
Album Leaf, Black Angels, Bon Iver, CCR, Caspian, Black Keys, BB
King, NOFX, Interpol, Japandroids, Springsteen, Billie Holliday,
Silverstein, Sleigh Bells, Senses Fail, Early November, Mumm-Ra,
Explosions in the Sky, Rancid, Bad Religion, Death Cab, Yuck!,
Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, The XX, Taking Back Sunday, Decemberists,
Eels, Get Up Kids, No Use For A Name, Phillip Glass, Clint Mansell,
Ryan Adams, Hall & Oates, Pixies, (classic) Ataris, Joseph
Arthur, Transit, Incubus, Dick Dale, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson,
Beastie Boys, Jimmy Eat World, Joy Formidable, Dorena, Movielife,
Motion City Soundtrack, The National, Straylight Run, The 1975,
Japandroids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs...
Basically, any tune that can help encapsulate a mood or a moment,
whether it's from your collection or mine.
Vigilanterian -- I only eat animals who commit crimes?
Comfort foods, tacos, vegan foods that surprise me...
Also... eggs. benedict.