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    Default SP's: Favorite Entertainment!

    Favorite movies, shows, or books?

    I'd also be interested to know why you love a particular movie, show, or book. What draws you to it?
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    I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
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    My current addiction is the tv show Game of Thrones and the books A Song of Ice and Fire. I love the complexity of all the characters, the worlds George R.R. Martin created, and also the parallels to our own world in this fantasy world's politics and religions. He's created this beautifully rich, complex world, with a history and it's own myths, and I can't help but to wonder where the future of Westeros will lie. This story is also particularly interesting because it's completely unpredictable.

    I guess it should come as a no brainer that I'm also a Lord of the Rings and a Harry Potter fan. I love these stories, not necessarily for the fantastical element, (though that is cool, too) but because of these stories complexity. They are worlds you can easily lose yourself in. They are character driven. There are lessons to be learned on the way.

    I was pretty sucked into True Blood for a while. I'm not certain what the draw was thinking on it now. It was addicting to watch.

    Sherlock is one of my newer favorites. I love the witty character, especially Benedict Cumberbatch's version. I love the relationship between him and Watson. I love how creepy Moriarty is. And the romance to Irene Adler. Sherlock makes me want to solve crimes and become a detective.

    Doctor Who is not great for it's special effects, but for it's depths. This show is very unique going from campy to dark, silly to smart. I'm not really sure I'm capable of verbalizing why I like this show so much. The aliens and robots can be downright cheesy, but there is something to the way this show is written that is just unique and different from other sci fi. The only comparison I can make is to one of my favorite books/radio show: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. BTW, Douglas Adams=genius. I love a lot of the existential thoughts Douglas Adams brings up in this book.

    Fight Club is in my favorite books and movie list. I loved it because it was probably the first time I'd really seen someone attack consumerism/materialism, and at the age I had read and watched it, it really resonated with me.

    How I Met Your Mother is one of the few sitcoms I really enjoy. The show is unique, funny and smart. I tend to compare it to Seinfeld a lot. There are so many jokes HIMYM makes that I pull into daily life.
    I have others I want to list and talk about, but I need to stop there for the moment.
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    Films

    Persona (1966)
    Scenes from a Marriage (1972)
    La Collectionneuse (1967); I have no idea why I enjoy this one so much.
    The Mirror (1975)
    Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

    Honorable mention: The Virgin Spring (1960), Stalker (1979), The 400 Blows (1959).

    TV Shows

    Mad Men
    The Sopranos


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    I could try and articulate why I enjoy these films/tv shows, but I'm afraid it'll sound like gibberish on my part. Generally, I prefer entertainment that's thoughtful, well-crafted, and successful at conveying the subtleties of human emotion and tragedy. As for why I feel so strongly about these films/shows in particular, as opposed to other similar productions, I can't really say with much certainty. The connection I have with them is irrational.

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    suits - I like the characters. Louis and harold are hilarious. I like some of harvey's quotes.
    the big bang theory - I like the characters and it's well written. I kind of want friends like that.
    how I met your mother - I like barney. I can relate to his crazy schemes, crazy theories, manipulation, lack of morals, fear of commitment and fear of living a normal life.
    the walking dead - I want to live in the apocalypse
    battlestar galactica - I don't know it was awesome

    fight club - Favourite movie of all time. Contains most of my philosophy for life. I live like tyler durden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    suits - I like the characters. Louis and harold are hilarious. I like some of harvey's quotes.
    the big bang theory - I like the characters and it's well written. I kind of want friends like that.
    how I met your mother - I like barney. I can relate to his crazy schemes, crazy theories, manipulation, lack of morals, fear of commitment and fear of living a normal life.
    the walking dead - I want to live in the apocalypse
    battlestar galactica - I don't know it was awesome

    fight club - Favourite movie of all time. Contains most of my philosophy for life. I live like tyler durden.
    I feel like Fight Club really fits in to the SP mindset and why many of us seem to struggle in the world. I recall an ESTJ friend of mine not getting why Fight Club is so loved. It sort of clashes against Si and is very Se/Ni in it's philosophy. Or at least that's what I think.
    @Stansmith--I've always thought you spoke your mind very clearly. Plus, the aspect of explaining why we love what we love, rather than list writing, seems far more interesting to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    I feel like Fight Club really fits in to the SP mindset and why many of us seem to struggle in the world. I recall an ESTJ friend of mine not getting why Fight Club is so loved. It sort of clashes against Si and is very Se/Ni in it's philosophy. Or at least that's what I think.
    Yea I had an ISTJ friend not really get it either. He said he was the guy they were describing with the ikea catalogue needing it to feel complete lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    I feel like Fight Club really fits in to the SP mindset and why many of us seem to struggle in the world. I recall an ESTJ friend of mine not getting why Fight Club is so loved. It sort of clashes against Si and is very Se/Ni in it's philosophy. Or at least that's what I think.
    @Stansmith--I've always thought you spoke your mind very clearly. Plus, the aspect of explaining why we love what we love, rather than list writing, seems far more interesting to me.
    David Fincher movies in general are pretty SP-friendly. I think he's ISTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    I feel like Fight Club really fits in to the SP mindset and why many of us seem to struggle in the world. I recall an ESTJ friend of mine not getting why Fight Club is so loved. It sort of clashes against Si and is very Se/Ni in it's philosophy. Or at least that's what I think.
    I thought Chuck Palahniuk was ENTP.
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    Simpsons and I Havnt watched that in forever. don't watch much TV or read books. Action, comedy, love stories with comedy. My gf laughs because movie time usually turns into sex 99% of the time with me.

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    I like action movies. I have seen so many action movies I sometimes imagine my car might explode on ignition.

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