Books: anything scifi, but I have been known to
read a murder mystery/thriller/police novel here and there. I don't
read often but when I do I enjoy it. Examples:
Ender's Game saga, Myst Series, Halo series, Alex Cross
TV: I don't watch a lot of TV as it airs but as I
catch things on Netflix or get referred to a show by friends I
usually pick it up and give it a go. I'm a bit of an anglophile so
things like Monty Python's Flying Circus, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who,
Sherlock and Top Gear are shows of choice. Most of my selections
revolve around Crime Procedural shows (Castle, NCIS, CSI, Law and
Order SVU), Sci-Fi (DW as mentioned, Star Trek TNG/DS9/Voy/Ent,
X-Files, Firefly, Stargate SG-1/SGA/SGU), Documentaries, "Reality
Shows" (mostly the ones of the History and Discovery Channel
varieties such as Mythbusters, Survivorman, American Pickers) and
I'm looking to get into shows like Game of Thrones. I have tried a
few times to get into Breaking Bad and Dexter but the tension and
anxiety in those shows always gets the better of me so I avoid
them. I like them but just can't watch more than 1 episode now and
again. A few guilty pleasures include MST3k and a few animes from
years gone by.
Movies: Most anything but I gravitate toward
action, scifi, fantasy, comic book movies, etc.
Examples: Star Trek movies, Indiana Jones saga,
Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Iron Man
movies, The Avengers, Batman films (Nolan), Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy, Paul.
Music: I can be pretty picky when it comes to
music so here's what music I try to avoid: Pop Music, Rap,
R&B/HipHop (with only a few small exceptions when you get into
Motown, Soul, Lounge), Country, Christian, Gospel (only when it
gets excessively preachy; gospel can quickly run into soul),
Nickelback (they get their own category). Examples of stuff
I DO enjoy: Hybrid, BT, Ulrich Schnauss, Boards of Canada,
Powerman 5000, Frank Sinatra, The Who, Level 42, The Temptations,
Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Phil Collins, Hans Zimmer,
Sam Hulick, and a whole slew more.
Food: I'll usually try anything once, but I do try
and avoid some things like Shrimp, seafood (though I'll try some
every now and again I don't usually get a full plate of it), most
curried foods (allergic). I'm usually game for:
Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Polish, "American"
(burgers, hot dogs, etc), Italian. I have had some non-curried
Indian and Thai but I have to be very selective.