Obama's Going to Binge on His Favorite TV Shows
He's a big fan of 'True Detective'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2014 12:57 PM CST
President Obama is a fan of 'True Detective.'   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – So how does a president unwind on a Presidents' Day weekend? Binging on his favorite TV shows, of course. First came a report from Michael D. Shear of the New York Times that President Obama made a personal request of HBO chief Richard Plepler to send him DVDs of True Detective (a new series with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) and Game of Thrones. He even summoned an aide to make sure that Plepler knew how to get the DVDs into his hands before Obama left for a three-day trip to Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Then came an official tweet from the president's office ahead of the new House of Cards season on Netflix. ""Tomorrow: @HouseOfCards. No spoilers, please." The AP caught up with star Kate Mara, who called the tweet "one of the coolest things that's happened to me." Yes, the president favors dark dramas, notes Shear. (For those who have watched the first episode of season two, James Poniewozik of Time would like to discuss. But don't click if you haven't watched.)

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WLeoB
Feb 17, 2014 12:39 AM CST
1.This typical nonproductive public sector employee needs time off? As a fawned over neighborhood organizer and poster child for affirmative action, he has never worked a real job in his life. Well, when you're incompetent and intrinsically lazy, why not waste some more time watching TV? 2. At least he won't be doing anything unconstitutional for a day and might even have time to think about why many democrats don't want him to show up and hurt their reelection campaigns. 3. A real leader of the free world should have too much work to do to take yet another day off.
JERZJOE
Feb 16, 2014 8:31 PM CST
yeah he should binge on the tv show!! "one step beyond" then he will get a look at beyond !!!!!! when the rep take control in Nov 2014,repeal obamacare, give us less taxes, fix the debt etc,better education for our kids.....!!! then in Nov 2106 Gov. Christie will be prez!!!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! period!!
CraigK
Feb 16, 2014 11:38 AM CST
So the joke will be watching television all day? It is an improvement over his usual schedule: while he will (still) be ignoring his real job, at least it won't cost the taxpayers as much as one of his super-vacations!