See bottom for a description of my perspectives on some of this
Books - Philip K. Dick (Ubik, etc.), The Idiot, the Nightwatch
series (the Russian one), most anything by Neil Gaiman
Graphic Novels (which I call comics without caring) - The Sandman
Series, The Books of Magic, the Dark Knight Returns, the Dark
Knight Strikes Again.
Movies - Drive (x300), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Blade Runner,
Nightwatch, Daywatch (Nightwatch 2.0), Scott Pilgrim (x100),
Shows - Arrested Development (or at least up until the 4th season),
Community, Always Sunny, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad (who
Music - Lower Dens, Stagnant Pools, Joy Division, Interpol, The
National, Still Corners, Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Broken Social
Scene, Harvey Danger.
Food - Smoothies. I love smoothies. I'm also partial to sushi and
Music : I pretty much abhor Rap and Country. I know a lot of you
people like Bluegrass, which I also hate. When I say "Hate", it
doesn't mean that I necessarily hate people who listen to the
music, just that I have some really pompous distaste for the music
Movies: I really like movies which push the envelope for me.
Whether it's the incredible surrealism of What Dreams May Come, the
impact a long gaze or muted expression in Drive, or the incredible
amount of satire and self-awareness in a movie like Blazing
Saddles. These may all seem very unrelated, but to me it's all
about seeing how a director / cast / whatever can stretch my mental
space in some of these areas. That being said, B movies still
appeal to me for some reason... But big budget movies that suck
(cough Transformers cough) do not.
TV : We're pretty much in the middle of a golden age of television
right now. Breaking Bad was hands down the most impactful TV series
I've ever seen from a medium perspective, and I'm looking forward
to more shows which involve the same level of technical craft and
attention to detail. Reality shows are on the other end of the
spectrum, and I think they're abysmal.