The President of the United States has a new favorite TV show and plans on binge watching the DVDs during President’s Day weekend.
According to The New York Times, President Obama’s new favorite TV show is HBO’s True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. During the state dinner for France, President Obama approached HBO’s chief executive Richard Plepler with a request.
“Where is my True Detective and Game of Thrones?” President Obama asked Plepler. The President hinted that this coming weekend would be a good time to have the DVDs. The President called over one of his aides to give Plepler information needed so the DVDs make it through White House security and into the President’s hands.
The President being a fan of True Detective should come as no surprise; he has liked past dark dramas such as Breaking Bad (AMC) and The Wire (HBO). He is also a fan of House of Cards (Netflix).
True Detective centers on McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters of investigators searching for a serial killer in Louisiana. There is a complex plot, multiple timelines and flashbacks.
HBO’s Game of Thrones will premiere a fourth season soon and focuses on medieval battles from George R. R. Martin’s fictional Seven Kingdoms.
President Obama will spend the three-day weekend in Sunnylands, the history Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, CA.