I had the happy happy time of going through the Disney movies twice. I have a hard time now watching any cartoon, regardless of how grown up they are supposed to be. I can watch some Japanese Anime, but it is rare that I will actually decide that we should watch the Simpsons or Family Guy.
My grandmother taught me to like Days of Our Lives. Which I love still. My sister is named for it. She didn’t have much taste in movies, music, etc. My Papa watches the Price is Right. On the other side of the family, my granny likes Ella & Billie, but I didn’t really get into that until recently (having to get over punk rock). She still calls me to tell me when something good is coming on PBS.
I don’t know how I got turned onto the things I like. I have one uncle that lived a couple doors down from CBGBs during the hayday, and worked for an alt music newspaper – but I didn’t see him much at all since he lives in Texas. I appreciate his tastes now, but I don’t think I knew what he liked when I was being influenced. I guess I can blame late night MTV.