Obama’s Favorite Television Shows Revealed

AP

A story published online Sunday in the New York Times shed light on the television viewing habits of President Barack Obama.

It turns out Obama’s favorites include a pair of HBO’s hit dramas: the gory fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” and the Prohibition-era saga “Boardwalk Empire.”

According to the Times, Obama is currently “working his way through the DVD box set of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad,'” the critically acclaimed series that wrapped up earlier this year. He is also said to be “keenly awaiting” the upcoming season of the Netflix political drama “House of Cards,” a show he commented on earlier this month during a meeting with technology executives. 

During the meeting, Obama cracked a joke about the political chops of Rep. Francis Underwood, the murderous fictional congressman portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the series.

 

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