Stories tell us something about the storyteller. Inevitably stories are about relationships. Between the hero and the villain, or between a cast of characters bound together by the most tenuous of threads.
I love stories with good dialog, Douglas Adams and Joss Whedon are probably my favorite sources of good witty (and sometimes silly) banter.
Gilmore Girls has all the witty banter of "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" without the super powers or saving the world. Instead of those cool martial arts scenes they have tense drama about, relationships.
Sometimes I miss the cool martial arts scenes. But hot women and witty banter are best two out of three.