Shawn Talley

shawn_gravWhat are your three favorite television dramas of all time?

Lost, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, Game of Thro— wait, “three?” This questionnaire is gonna be rough.


What are your three favorite television comedies of all time?

Just three? Fine. Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Arrested Development


What prematurely aborted or cancelled television series (and its consequent lack of closure) has left you utterly empty inside?

The first two that came to mind were Firefly and Veronica Mars, but both of those shows got some closure in the form of feature films, so I guess I’d say HBO’s Carnivale.


What do you consider to be the most satisfying television series finale ever?

St. Elsewhere. What’s not to love about the whole show being the imaginings of the hospital director’s autistic child?


What is a favorite film that you consider to be obscure or unknown to others?



What is a film you have seen that you consider to be an unforgivable waste of your precious time?

TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen


What are your three favorite films of all time?

That’s like asking a parent which of their children are their favorites. Geesh, if I had to pick three, these are a few that I always go back to: JAWS, HEAT, BACK TO THE FUTURE.


Who are three film directors whose work you admire?

Dead: Welles, Hitchcock, Kubrick

Undead: The Coen Brothers, Scorsese, Fincher


What are your three favorite music groups?

Three? THREE.

The Hold Steady, The Replacements, Jimmy Eat World


Who is your favorite dead musician of any era?

I’d say Hendrix, maybe.


What are your three desert island albums?

This ‘only three’ thing is killing me…

U2 – “Achtung Baby”

Radiohead – “The Bends”

Tenacious D – “Self-titled”


What music group or performer would you like to punch in the face?

Chris Brown, for obvious reasons


What are your three favorite books?

Again, only three? Grrr.

Dune – Frank Herbert

High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

John Dies at the End – David Wong


What well known voice would you like to have read you to sleep each night?

Jarrett Haas


Who are your favorite stand-up comics?

Dead: Carlin, Hicks, Hedberg

Undead: Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo


Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Snoop Dogg


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Mr. Dark, Something Wicked This Way Comes


Who is your favorite fictional hero?



Who are your favorite sports teams?

Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


What fantasy sports do you play?

Calvinball, Quidditch


What are your best sports moments as a fan?

— The night the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. It was one of the best nights of my life for a number of reasons. Ask me about it and I’ll explain (it’s too long of a story to post here).

— That time the Gators won the National Championship. Which time? Every time… but especially their 2007 win over thee Ohio State Buckeyes.

— Attending game 7 of the 2008 ALCS, and watching the Rays advance to the World Series with a win over the Red Sox.