Oh, and lowering the tone.
Movies: Oldboy; Sympathy for Mr Vengeance; Se7en; The Big Lebowski; Four Lions; Watership Down; The Plague Dogs; Brazil; Delicatessen.
Shows: Game of Thrones; The Wire; Vikings; pretty much anything on Adult Swim; Firefly; Carnivale
Music: metal, ambient electronica, world music
Food: Oriental (Japanese, Thai and Korean are particular favourites), Cajun, Mexican