Help your potential matches find common interests.
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, Chef, 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, Hocus
Pocus, 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 those.
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
Justified, The Newsroom, Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt, Arrow, Flash,
Fargo, House of Cards, Penny Dreadful, Silicon Valley, Veep,
Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, Terriers, Breaking
Bad, Fringe, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, How to Make it in
America, Homeland, Californication, 30 Rock, Archer, Bored to
Death, How I Met Your Mother, Studio 60, Louie, The Daily Show,
John Oliver, Boy Meets World, classic Nicktoons/Snick shows.
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.