The perks of the President – scoring advance episodes of HBO shows?

 Petyr Baelish

Obama Asked HBO Chief for ‘True Detective,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Advance Episodes – 
[Via TheWrap]

The president is also fan of Netflix’s “House of Cards”

It turns out President Barack Obama is a TV fanboy.

We already knew that Pennsylvania Avenue’s most famous resident is a “Homeland” fanatic, but that’s not the only small screen favorite that sets his pulse racing.

The president asked HBO Chief Executive Officer Richard Plepler at last week’s state dinner for French President Francois Hollande if he could score him advance copies of “True Detective” and “Game of Thrones,” according to the New York Times. President Obama reportedly was hoping to catch up on the two shows over the Presidents Day Weekend.


It can’t hurt to ask. It does appear the President is a binge watcher also, as many of us are becoming.

True Detective may well be the best 8 segment movie ever shown on TV. Woody and Matthew are simply outstanding as is every other character there. One episode has a 6 minute single take scene that was one of the best ever filmed – TV or movie.

Once all 8 episodes are out, I plan on rewatching all them in a binge weekend. They are that good.

The President shows great taste in his choices.