Thanks for the long list, but would you mind giving just a few of your top recommendations? That long of a list without any other information feels like it is a checklist and doesn't really make it easy for me to research everything.
I have seen several shows you mentioned, but I would like your recommendations. Though I am good on Doctor Who viewing, I do have the Doctor as my icon after all (for our mutual love of celery).
Yeah, sorry about that.
It was late at night for me, and I'd planned on paring it down a bit but fell asleep. I didn't notice your icon was the Doctor because I'm not that far along in the Classic series yet. (Just started with Pertwee this week!)
It's going to be hard to whittle it down because I've watched that much
TV, especially in the last 8 years. I've managed to cut it down to about a third of what it was.
Stuff I will outright beg people to watch:
Death Note-- Like Yen said, ignore the fandom and watch the show. You're basically watching it to see people attempting to outsmart each other for 37 episodes.
Witchblade-- It's related to the comic only as far as the Witchblade itself. If you can get past the rampant fanservice, it's an amazing show about a woman's love for her daughter. The ending made me cry.
Cry-Baby-- If you've never watched a John Waters film in your life, start with this one or the original Hairspray.
Trainspotting-- It's a screwed up movie about a bunch of heroin addicts in the UK. Not the same as Requiem for a Dream.
A Clockwork Orange-- Good introductory movie to Stanley Kubrick. The important thing to remember is that it's really dark satire.
Death Becomes Her-- For me, it's just a good movie, especially if you like watching Meryl Streep do comedies.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror-- This was probably the first truly dark take on Snow White, with Sigourney Weaver as her stepmother. It's intended to come across as a dark fantasy/thriller sort of thing.
Archer-- The animation style looks just like Frisky Dingo from Adult Swim, but the story itself is much funnier. Contains several actors from Arrested Develpment.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer(TV)-- The best vampire show on TV since the original Dark Shadows.
Angel(if you've seen Buffy)-- Well, it's the companion series. Quite a few things happen between the two shows if you pay close attention.
X-Men-- Every subsequent adaptation of the X-Men comic has yet to top the original animated series in my eyes.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.