Enjoying some downtime now that he’s no longer running the free world, former President Barack Obama can do things like binge-watch TV shows. Obama recently shared his list of favorite shows.
Barack Obama’s Favorite TV Shows
Hinting at some diverse tastes in his TV habits, President Obama named Better Call Saul, The Good Place, Watchmen and The Boys as some of his top shows.
“Better Call Saul, because of its great characters and examination of the dark side of the American dream. The Good Place — it’s a wise and sweet combination of goofy comedy and big philosophical questions. And Watchmen and The Boys, for how they turn superhero conventions on their heads to lay bare issues of race, capitalism and the distorting effects of corporate power and mass media.”
TV Heavyweights Hyped Over Obama Co-Sign
Eric Kripke, creator of The Boys, was geeked to find out that President Obama likes his show. So was The Good Place star D’Arcy Carden.
Obama Says Drake Could Play Him In A Movie
When the inevitable epic Obama biopic project gets underway, Hollywood’s finest will be lining up to play the role of the first Black President of the United States. The former head of state has weighed in on who could play him on-screen — and it’s rap superstar Drake.
“Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants. I mean, he’s a talented brother. If the time comes and he’s ready, you know … Drake has — more importantly — my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it.”
Obama Addresses His Take Linking Hip-Hop To Trump
In the same interview, Obama addressed comments he made — which earned him some backlash — about how rap is portrayed and comparing it to Donald Trump‘s vision of success.
“You do enough interviews, there’s gonna be a slip somewhere in terms of broad characterizations,” Obama said to clarify his previous statement. “I think people need to look across the board [about] what I’ve said with respect to not just my admiration for any particular artist, but my embrace of hip-hop culture that I brought into the White House in a way that was unprecedented.”