Barack Obama has been described as “binge watching” his favorite television shows. Apparently, unlike other Americans who binge watch after the season is over, from recordings or Netflix DVDs, President Obama is able to persuade networks to give him advance screenings of program seasons which have not yet begun to air.
Naked DC reports that the fix is already in for Barack Obama to score his own advance viewing of the upcoming season of “Game of the Thrones.”
Be jealous, America. Instead of having to binge watch the show on Netflix or HBOGo after the season is finished like everyone else in America, the Commander in Chief will get to watch King Joffrey choke to death an entire season early.
SPOILERS, sorry. Also, like you didnâ€™t know.
Anyway, back when HBOâ€™s CEO met with White House officials as part of a pow-wow over technological leadership and the balance of security and privacy, President Obama made it his top priority to request an advance copy of the next season of Game of Thrones and then reiterated his request last week at a State dinner for French President Francois Hollande (adding True Detective, of course, though heâ€™ll have to watch that the same way we all do, now that the season has ended). And as it turns out, when youâ€™re the President, you can pretty much get what you want, especially out of top level donors.
Shortly after the news spread that President Obama requested advance copies of HBOâ€™s â€œGame of Thrones,â€ headlines everywhere speculated if the main man in charge would get his wish.
It turns out, he did.
When asked by Vanity Fair if the president got a sneak peak of the â€œGame of Thronesâ€ season premiere, co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss jointly replied, â€œOne perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early.â€
The episode premieres for the rest of America on April 6.