As for TV Shows, almost anything on HBO/Showtime is good. Game of Thrones, True Blood, Shameless, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Newsroom, and Homeland are what I'll definitely tune in for every week. I'm also a big fan of sitcoms, I'm currently addicted to How I Met Your Mother and New Girl, and have a decent collection of Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm (shoutout to Larry David). Just started watching the Big Bang Theory, it really appeals to my inner nerd
Food, I'll try anything once, literally. My favorite is probably Thai, the spicier the better. Indian, Italian, and American are close contenders though.
And finally books, I usually go for the scifi/fantasy genres. Some of my favorites are 1984, Flowers for Algernon, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, His Dark Materials, and A Song of Ice and Fire.