I go through phases where I don't watch much TV, but I actually
kinda love it. I was late to Breaking Bad and just finished the
series. Amazing. Now on to Season 2 of House of Cards, which,
surprise, surprise, seems better than the first. Anyhow, I like
good shows. So do you hopefully. I used to think Reality TV was the
devil (err, just plain lame), but over time I've come to think it's
less realistic than many of the excellent TV dramas out there
lately. Like the old adage, art mimics life, maybe same holds true
for life imitating art. Sorta like Facebook. In real life, we tend
to publicly feature only the best parts. It takes fiction to admit
what's really going on.
Too many good movies to list. Love anything by Wes Anderson (even
if that's trite, and even if his recent stuff isn't as good), and
many things by many others. Wish I could have lived Romancing the
Stone. A while back, Drive rocked my world, and I saw it twice in
the theater (unusual for me).
As for books, I am not a voracious reader of late (other than
reading and writing all day at work), but I just finished Gone Girl
and I'll admit it was pretty engaging, yet I'll also say I prefer a
little more depth to my fiction. If only I had a year off to get
through The Infinite Jest... I just started Omnivore's Dilemma.
Food interests me.
Music: again, too much to list. A few big likes in the last 5 years
that come to mind are Neutral Milk Hotel, Dandy Warhols, Daft Punk,
Eleanor Friedberger, Edward Sharpe, Grizzly Bear, LCD Soundsystem,
Au Revoir Simone, Animal Collective (even though they say Panda
Bear is cooler), Suicide, Vampire Weekend, Santigold, Clap Your
Hands Say Yeah, MGMT. All time faves? Velvet Underground, Pixies,
Simon and Garfunkel, Joy Division, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix,
etc. to the power of infinity. I also like some jazz and classical.