Barack Obama Reveals ‘The Boys’, ‘The Good Place’ Amongst Titles In His TV Watchlist – Deadline
President Barack Obama shared his television watch list, which included some of the liveliest and most award-winning shows of the year.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which the former POTUS also talked about the writing process for his latest memoir, A Promised Land, Obama revealed that his favorite shows right now include The Boys, The Good Place, Better Call Saul and HBO’s Emmy-. Guardians win.
“Better call Saul because of his great characters and exploring 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 turning superhero conventions upside down to clarify issues of race, capitalism and the distorting effects of corporate power and mass media, ”Obama said when asked about the TV titles that are helping him to relax. “Oh, and the NBA playoffs – because they’re tires!”
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Not too long after Obama posted his watchlist, cast members and showrunners on the former president’s favorite shows responded to the praise.
“Um. Your? HOLY. Shit, ”said showrunner and creator of The Boys, Eric Kripke, on Twitter. “Thanks for watching @BarackObama. If you ever wanna hang out hit me in my DMs. (But seriously, this is amazing, THANK YOU for the call) ”
The boys’ lead man, Jack Quaid, was also excited and proud of President Obama’s selection. Antony Starr celebrated the reputation together with his colleagues from The Boys team.
“If the guys are good enough for Obama … it’s good enough,” Starr tweeted.
Good Place star D’Arcy Carden also shared her reaction to the NBC series being one of the political figure’s favorite titles right now, nothing like “The first time I liked @BarackObama @nbcthegoodplace, I fell to the ground. For real.”
Better call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk shared just one word to articulate his feelings on social media: “Tidy”
See the reactions below.
Ummm. Your? HOLY. SHIT.
Thanks for watching @BarackObama. If you ever wanna hang out hit me in my DMs. (But seriously, this is amazing, THANK YOU for the call) #TheBoys #TheBoysTV @TheBoysTV @SPTV #SPNFamily https://t.co/Ek9rYEdzm9
– Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) December 15, 2020
I was years old today when I found out President @BarackObama is watching @TheBoysTV. Can I stay that age forever? https://t.co/pWwunqJYjo
– Jack Quaid (@ JackQuaid92) December 15, 2020
The first time I heard @BarackObama liked @nbcthegoodplace, I fell to the floor. For real. 🤩🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/SgNn0tcn7i
– D’Arcy Carden (@DarcyCarden) December 15, 2020
– Mr Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk), December 16, 2020