The Times quotes Obama as recently remarking on his envy of the efficiency of underhanded Cards protagonist Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey).
“This guy’s getting a lot done,” the president joked.
In the past, Obama has waxed enthusiastic about Showtime’s Homeland, AMC’s Mad Men, the British drama Downton Abbey and HBO’s The Wire, a series he has referred to as one of “the greatest shows of all time.”
According to the Times, the president is also in the middle of watching AMC’s Breaking Bad from the beginning; he reportedly often warns those in his circles not to spoil him about what’s ahead.
Noticeably absent from Obama’s list of favorites: ABC’s juicy, sexy Scandal, which chronicles a D.C. fixer’s ongoing romance/affair with the President of the U.S. — though, as series lead Kerry Washington told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, former President Bill Clinton is a huge fan.
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