I love pretty much every book from Michael Crichton. He got me into
hard science fiction despite him not believing in global warming.
Additionally, I like Killing Time by Caleb Carr, 1984 by George
Orwell. I am currently reading Dune, by Frank Herbert.
My favorite movies... well, I can't really pin down a favorite
movie. I love the science fiction genre. Movies like Contact and
Event Horizon are awesome. I also love Bond movies and can't wait
for the next one to come out. Additionally, comic book movies,
namely X1 and X2 (X3 and Wolverine never existed), Spider-Man 2
(again, Spider-Man 3 never existed and if you believe so, please
get your head checked), and Blade. I also love parodies with the
Naked Gun trilogy being my favorite and Black Dynamite in a very
My absolute favorite TV show is the Wire. Hands down, it is the
best TV show ever made. Yes, this sounds like hyperbole, and if I
were in your shoes, I would be reluctant to buy into the hype. But
time after time, I have seen people express this reluctance and
then actually watch all five seasons and they come back saying that
it is hands down the best television show ever created. Do yourself
a favor and watch it. A close second would be Arrested Development.
I barely watched it when it aired, mostly because FOX kept doing
stupid things to it, but it is a very hilarious show that has so
many subtle details within it that make repeat viewings a treat. My
favorite on-air shows right now are Community, 30 Rock, and Fringe.
Other than those, I rarely watch television itself, but I do get
boxsets and such.
Also, Netflix is awesome.