When you’re the leader of the free world, you don’t really have a lot of free time to watch television, so when you do you watch something, you’d better make sure it’s something good. Therefore, it’s no surprise to us that one of President Obama's favorite shows is none other than our favorite epic fantasy, Game of Thrones.

According to the New York Times, Obama is a sucker for intense, critically-acclaimed dramas. In addition to Game of Thrones, the president also favors HBO offerings Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, Showtime’s Homeland, Netflix’s House of Cards, British powerhouse Downton Abbey, and AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the latter of which he is currently catching up on while desperately trying to avoid spoilers. Of course, it’s not all grim and serious dramas for the prez, as he also enjoys lighter fare such as ABC’s Modern Family and NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

While the article doesn't say if the president is on Team Stark or Team Lannister (or the third party candidate, Team Dany), we're still holding out hope for some sort of executive order against the orchestrators of the Red Wedding. Seriously, Walder Frey needs to be punished!

Source: New York Times