Is it normal to prefer to view things in black and white / grayscale?
I greatly prefer to view media in black and white over color when possible. I use the grayscale function on the 'accessibility options' on my phone and computer while also always having the 'color / saturation' tab on my TV's settings turned all the way to 0.
Movies, shows, youtube videos, video games, whatever; I view / play them in B&W even though I know some things get lost in the transition away from color. I really like the look that a cool sheet of gray provides and it tends to make things either really calming for me or allows me to pay more attention to things like framing and shot composition.
My friends think that this is really pretentious and don't understand why I would do this no matter how I try to explain it to them. When watching things at their place, I of course DO NOT make them switch off the color, because that would be really rude. They will sometimes joke though, saying things like "See how much better this looks?" or "Must be a breath of fresh air seeing things that aren't gray, huh?"
I don't know, man. I like what I like. Is it really that weird?