Shows: Not a big TV person, but I do keep current on Game of Thrones, and House of Cards is next on my list.
Books: Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Brave New World, Island. Will probably enjoy anything which includes compelling characters, or noir style mystery and suspense.
Movies: Blade Runner, Shaun of the Dead, Solaris, The American, Michael Clayton, 28 Days Later, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Evil Dead, Office Space, Inception, Wall street. I like movies which include believable, yet creative worlds, the ones that you can't stop thinking about for days. Movies that are just fun are great too, no reason to be all intellectually serious all the time.
Food: Italian, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Thai, had Indonesian in Amsterdam - I'm pretty open when it comes to food.