I'm a television obsessive (of course, I'm devoting my life to
writing it!), so that'll go first. The classics are Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Friday Night Lights (minus season two), Breaking
Bad, In Treatment, Battlestar Galactica, Arrested Development, and
lots more I'll edit into this once I remember. Currently my
watching habits range from intense cable offerings like Game of
Thrones and Mad Men, shlocky but fun fare like Teen Wolf and Da
Vinci's Demons, to fun sci-fi like Orphan Black, cute dramedy
courtesy of Hart of Dixie, and great character drama like The Good
Wife and The Americans. And comedy! Parks and Rec, Archer,
Community, and a cult hit I doubt you know called Aliens in
America. You name it, I've probably seen it. Next up on my to-watch
list are Rectify and The Fall, both of which I've heard great
Books: I've got a few I always go back to. The Man Who Mistook His
Wife For a Hat (Oliver Sacks), White Oleander (Janet Fitch), Wicked
(Gregory Maguire), Wild Swans (Jung Chang), and The Robber Bride
Movies: I grew up on the delights of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away,
Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro). Now my favourites include
a smattering of quirky romances (Juno, Weekend, Once, Plan B) and
character pieces (Little Miss Sunshine), visual epics (Millennium
Actress, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hero), fun
actioners (Kill Bill, Mr. And Mrs. Smith) and the classics I fell
in love with as a kid (Back to the Future, Ever After, Charlie's
Music: A bit of a mix of indie rock / folk rock, and flat-out
lowest common denominator pop. Current favourites include Florence
and the Machine, My Latest Novel, Andrew Bird, Ellie Goulding,
dashes of Rihanna, Gaga and early 00's pop playlists on Songza.
Favourite record to listen over and over to at the moment is the
soundtrack for The Great Gatsby.
Food: I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy, though I'm expanding my
palette. I love chicken, pork (souvlaki!!), beef, seafood, the
whole nine yards. Engaged in year 22 of my war with vegetables.
They've won some key victories lately - I now munch on raw red
peppers for a snack (best: with a cold beer).
Favourite places to eat in Toronto: Kings Noodle Restaurant @
Dundas/Spadina; County General @ Queen and Shaw; The Epicure Shop @
Parliament and Carlton; Salad King @ Yonge and Dundas. RIP Victoria
Restaurant, I still miss your souvlaki on a bun...