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    Do you (other NTs) have any specific genre tastes in TV, movies, books etc.? I've always loved post apocalyptic scenarios, and I think this is because the part of me that is deeply pleased by organizing! and planning! loves to wonder what I would do and how I would do it etc.

    Anyone else?

    I've also always hated sitcoms. Some were good but most were torture.
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    I'm an INTJ and I hate science fiction, which I think is unusual. For movies I like comedy best and mystery/thrillers next, and I even like some romantic comedies if they're good. For TV I like sitcoms (again, if they're good) and the hour long shows that kind of straddle comedy and drama. Books I read nonfiction almost exclusively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I'm an INTJ and I hate science fiction, which I think is unusual.
    Actually, I think science fiction is usually more of an INTP thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangirl
    I've also always hated sitcoms. Some were good but most were torture.
    Yeah. Laugh tracks are the worst.

    I don't think I can say I prefer specific genres. I would probably consider most examples of each to be crappy. But I do like some specific directors and writers.
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    I tend to read a lot of young adult fiction, but that mainly has to do with the fact that I'm an English teacher.

    I mostly watch educational shows on TV. I.E. history channel and the discovery channel. House M.D. is my one guilty pleasure.

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    TV: I don't have one, so I don't watch much. That being said, if I go to my parent's house over holiday or something, I'll watch some Family Matters reruns just to make fun of them (you should see the episode about guns with the Freddy Prince Junior cameo, it's hilarious *and not for the punchlines*). I also kind of like myth busters, House (yes, I'm guilty), and Daria reruns if I'm bored.

    Movies: I'm a bit of a movie snob. I generally like independent films and documentaries. The latest one I saw was Zizek!

    Although, similar to my Family Matters undertaking, I do like to watch bad Hollywood movies to make fun of them. The latest (and best) film to fall under this category is The Happening. They seriously should have billed that one as a comedy.

    Books: I read almost 99% non-fiction these days, but before that, I did enjoy some fantasy and science fiction. Oh, and also classic literature, but not really so much for enjoyment as as much as to just be able to say that I'd read them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I'm an INTJ and I hate science fiction, which I think is unusual. For movies I like comedy best and mystery/thrillers next, and I even like some romantic comedies if they're good. For TV I like sitcoms (again, if they're good) and the hour long shows that kind of straddle comedy and drama. Books I read nonfiction almost exclusively.
    Ditto for me.
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    Sci Fi has never done it for me, either. Not as a genre anyway.
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    TV: I pretty much stick to a lot of sports (I know not an option), but other than that maybe some documentaries, occasional drama, used to watch a little Anime. Science, technology and videogame stuff is always great.

    Movies: I pretty much watch action and drama movies. Good comic type movies and if a popular movie looks interesting and it passes some general reviews on rotten tomatoes. I have some movie buff friends so I might steal some favorites from them.

    Books: Whatever is my current fascination, these days it's pretty much all non-fiction. I used to be a big harry potter, vampire, and general fantasy nerd. A lot of animal related books too but with an adventure twist. Where the red fern grows, Sunwing, and books written in that vein. I used to have a fascination with animal ecology and how they hunted, thought, and survived. I have a decent amount of trivia stored in that domain.

    Nowadays I pretty much have a cycle going on business books, pop neuroscience books, psychology, economics and technology. Anything with higher level analysis on even general things will catch my interests. I've run across a number of sports books written that way and I loved them. Feeding the Monster was a good sort of "biography" that helped me see baseball in a different light than I'd seen it before.
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    Oddly enough, the maturity of my movie/book choices are inversely correlated to how immature my TV watching has become (if i keep this up I might be watching Disney by the time i'm 30 )



    TV: By my choice of TV...people would probably think I was ENTP or something: I love WEIRD TV. Family guy makes 'MXC' look like Shakespeare, and yet Family Guy is almost sane and intelligible when compared to what I choose to watch on TV...and no... its not porn I pretty much stick to watching "adult swim" (oh the irony, when compared to the porn comment haha) on cartoon network with weirdness such Robot Chicken, Super Jail, Venture Bros... the more 'conservative' shows i like: Scrubs and Futurama.

    When im home from school on break i tend to get into a routine of watching the daily show and colbert report every night.


    Movies: Fantasia was by far my favorite movie as a little kid ...i watched a bajizilions milliajillian times. Now I tend to stick to poignant and 'powerful' movies (donnie darko, gladiator, darknight/batman begins...) Austin Powers still holds a special place in my funny bone

    As a rule: comedy works better for ongoing series (TV), and drama/serious works better for movies.

    Books: As a little kid I read just about every "classic" known to man: from robin hood to king arthur, charles dickens to mark twain, HG Wells to J.R. Tolkien... Now I just read non-fiction on topics like naturalism or theoretical physics or pop-economist books

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    I lvoe documentaries, parodies, indie films, and have a soft spot for cult classics (however i have zero interest in watching rocky horror picture show). I dont watch tv, but used to enjoy the simpsons and have ogtten my hands on the latest south parks, weeds, entourage, and aqua teen hunger force was kinda funny the first time through.

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