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I do not like...

Books: Anything on the bestselling fiction list. Or just about anything considered a "classic" which is litspeak for "will want to make you slit your wrists halfway through."

Movies: Just about anything that gets an Oscar best picture nomination. Emotional dramas. Gross-out slasher films. Shaky-cam faux documentaries. Movies about pretty blue people who need a great white saviour for some inexplicable reason (coff coff).

Do I feel left out of media conversations? Very often. I don't read enough sci fi to be a sci fi FAN so I can't talk books. I do watch blockbuster movies, so that's not as painful.

Mostly, however, I have learned that my lack of television watching is what makes me feel more left out than anything else. I like a lot of programs (Psych, Leverage, Middleman, White Collar). But there are NONE that I watch religiously enough to fall into the FAN category. And so, I am relegated to nodding and smiling politely when friends go on and on and on about Supernatural, Dollhouse, et al.

I don't know anyone who loves Bollywood the way I do. Welcome to my atypical tastes.

Date: 2010-01-11 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] durgablue.livejournal.com
Media aside, I'm just glad to know ONE OTHER PERSON, ahem, YOU, that understands the importance of cemeteries.

Date: 2010-01-11 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brock-fn-samson.livejournal.com
AMEN on the literary classics! Even when I can tell why some of that stuff is brilliant, I can barely stand to read it (I still try sometimes just because). I lose points for my opinion in most literary circles, however, due to the frequency with which I read Stephen King books.

Date: 2010-01-11 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herbmcsidhe.livejournal.com
I know a great many Bollywood fan(atic)s...

Date: 2010-01-12 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razzle.livejournal.com

Date: 2010-01-11 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amethystjade.livejournal.com
I don't know anyone who loves Bollywood the way I do. Welcome to my atypical tastes.

I'm just starting that way, thanks to you. I got two Bollywood movies for Christmas, yay.

Also, I don't watch TV at all, except occasionally episodes online muuuuuuuuuuuch later, so I too feel a bit left out of those conversations.

Date: 2010-01-12 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razzle.livejournal.com

Date: 2010-01-14 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amethystjade.livejournal.com
Krrish and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, both of which I enjoyed, and both of which I added to my wishlist because you said you'd liked them but I couldn't just check them out from the library. When we have money again, we're going to buy Dhoom 2, maaaybe Dhoom, and probably Drona, because it was cheap from the distributor and sounds terrible enough to make fun of. :)

Date: 2010-01-16 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razzle.livejournal.com
Yaaaaayyyyyyy!!! I got Dhoom & Dhoom 2 in a single box set pretty cheap. Check out Amazon seller Flixflow - they've been very good to me.

Date: 2010-01-12 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayamayam.livejournal.com
Ah, a woman after my own heart. We have similar tastes and I'm with you about the TV thing. My shows are Psych and the Simpsons and that's about it, maybe a cooking show or tow. And I have a rule about books, I will not read anything promoted by the Oprah Book Club. I hope I'm not offending anyone, I'm sure there are some good books there, but that's just me. :> I really should get into Bollywood!

Date: 2010-01-18 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razzle.livejournal.com
Check out some of the more recent Bollywood films (not the 1970s with the terrifying moustaches). Dhoom 2 is the one that hooked me. Lagaan is brilliant. 3 Idiots just came out, but it is one of the best movies I've ever seen - Hollywood or Bollywood.

Date: 2010-01-17 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahmichigan.livejournal.com
Hey, we have regular Bollywood nights in my friends' circle- too bad we don't live closer to one another!

I'm not a fan, on principle, of best-sellers or blockbusters, but I also try to appreciate them on their own merits while ignoring the hype. There've been several books or movies I ended up liking despite the hype & overexposure. Same with classic literature. Some of those books are "classic" because they really hold up to the test of time- they're really good romps.

Date: 2010-01-18 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razzle.livejournal.com
I wish!! I'd love to start a Bollywood Night.


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