My Media Obsessions

I’m always reading something…

  • I have three bookshelves just on J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • I have one bookshelf devoted to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
  • I have various volumes of mythology, history, philosophy, and literary criticism.
  • Narnia, Hogwarts, and Star Wars have special sections on my shelves.
  • I might read Charles Dickens, then switch to Lee Child.
  • I’ll read Jane Austen, and follow her with Janet Evanovich.

There’s always a CD in the car because I haven’t bothered to get an iPod…

  • I love symphonic music, such as Tchaikovsky and Brahms.
  • I own the complete works of the Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
  • David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Radiohead are comforting.
  • The B-52s, No Doubt, Green Day, and Rush pop up a lot.
  • The Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra are fun.
  • I must be too old to keep up on anything pop or popular…

If I listed on Facebook all the movies I have watched, it would make the Internet explode…however,

  • I own pretty much all of Pixar’s movies.
  • I own many of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies.
  • I own a few Tim Burton movies.
  • I have many different series of fantasy/action/superhero/science fiction series on my shelves.
  • I always showed Monty Python’s Life of Brian in my Latin classes.
  • I can probably recite all the words to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, if it’s playing in the background…

I’m addicted to television, but I’m picky about it…

  • The only reality shows I’ve ever bothered to watch are Project Runway and Top Chef (with all of their spinoffs). However, after ten years, I’m giving them a rest for a while, probably permanently…
  • I love wicked animated shows such as South Park, The Simpsons, and Family Guy.  I find myself quoting lines from these shows sometimes during my day; fortunately my family also loves these shows, so we understand each other.
  • My favorite pundit/commentator is Rachel Maddow.

I love intense dramas, such as:

  • Currently, I’m all about shows such as Homeland, The Good Fight, and Better Call Saul. I’m really keen on heavy-duty dramas on HBO such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, and Westworld.
  • In the past, 24, X-Files, The West Wing, and Fringe took up my time.
  • Do I watch Breaking Bad?  Of course, bitches!!!  I live in Albuquerque!

I think of sitcoms as cozy robes…

  • Currently, that only applies to 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Big Bang Theory. I have lately been watching VEEP, What We Do in the Shadows, Fleabag, and Young Sheldon.
  • In the past, Frasier, Sex and the City, Seinfeld, and Everybody Loves Raymond were (and still are) favorites.

Then I have my ultimate addiction to Star Trek in ALL of its iterations…

  • Films and DVDs are enough for me; I have only read a couple of novels based on the franchise, though they were good.
  • Favorite captain?  Jean-Luc Picard, hands down.

And Harry Potter…

And Star Wars…

And Joss Whedon’s creations…Buffy?  Absolutely, yes.  Twilight?  NO.

What’s pathetic is I have probably left out many items…ah well, perhaps you’ll get a good sense of my personality through this exhaustive list.  I’ll update things if anything new and interesting comes along.