Guilty Pleasures in TV Land
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Star Trek TOS, TNG, VOY and ENT, Carnivale, Crusade, The Walking Dead, Survivors, occasionally attempting to like Farscape, Andromeda, Mutant X, A-Team, some seasons NCIS, most of Law & Order SVU, Tales from the Crypt, some Stargate SG-1, all of Stargate Universe (out of masochism, probably), lots and lots of reality TV trash, Alcatraz
Generally a fan of:
+ ensemble shows; less than 7 main characters can’t carry a show very far; I like Loads and Loads of Characters.
+ Smug Snake, Magnificent Bastard and Tragic Villain characters.
+ politics, plotting, scheming, diplomatic affairs, moral/ethical conflict.
+ history, scifi, horror.
Series vs. Movies
There are worlds between my series preferences and my movie preferences.
In series, I like my characters and my plot complex, the more layers the merrier. A ratio of 70 % character development, drama and conflict to 30 % action is perfectly fine. However, in movies, I prefer 10 % character development, drama and conflict to 90 % action, guts and gore.
I usually give a series 3 episodes to pull me in, or – if double length pilot – the pilot and one episode, which comes out as roughly 2 hours to see if I care about any character and want to know more about them. A movie has 90 minutes on average to tell the entire story. There is simply no time to inspire a deeper interest into any of the people, so I prefer it if the movie doesn’t even try. A basic who is who will do, so don’t waste any time to tell me about their hopes and dreams and wishes. Just give them a shotgun or chainsaw and start killing things, thank you very much.