Former U.S. President Barack Obama Credits THE BOYS And WATCHMEN For Helping Him Write His Memoir

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Credits THE BOYS And WATCHMEN For Helping Him Write His Memoir Former U.S. President Barack Obama Credits THE BOYS And WATCHMEN For Helping Him Write His Memoir

Talking about what helped get him through writing his new book, A Promised Land, former U.S. President Barack Obama names The Boys and Watchmen as being among his favourite TV shows. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Dec 16, 2020 01:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Watchmen
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is doing the rounds to promote his new book, A Promised Land, and named some of the TV shows and music that helped get him through the writing process.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Obama revealed that he's a fan of comic book TV shows like The Boys and Watchmen. The latter aired on HBO and was spearheaded by Damon Lindelof, serving as a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed graphic novel. 

The Boys, meanwhile, streams on Amazon Prime and adapts the controversial comic of the same name.

"Better Call Saul, because of its great characters and examination of the dark side of the American dream," Obama started when asked about the shows he put on when he needed a break.

"The Good Place - it’s a wise and sweet combination of goofy comedy and big philosophical questions," he continued. "And Watchmen and The Boys, for how they turn superhero conventions on their heads to lay bare issues of race, capitalism, and the distorting effects of corporate power and mass media. Oh, and the NBA playoffs — because it’s hoops!"

Needless to say, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke was definitely flattered to hear this...
 

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dracula
dracula - 12/16/2020, 2:02 AM
Good taste in shows
BrainySleep
BrainySleep - 12/16/2020, 2:04 AM
The Good Place is my second favourite show, just behind parks & rec. The others mentioned are great too. Excellent taste, Obama
WakandanQueen
WakandanQueen - 12/16/2020, 2:12 AM
We've known he is a man of taste.
Se4M4NSt4ine
Se4M4NSt4ine - 12/16/2020, 2:18 AM
Trumps response to Obama’s controversial statement.
JFerguson
JFerguson - 12/16/2020, 2:23 AM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - I hear he's really Proud of those Boys. He wants them to stand back and stand by. What a damn clown
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 12/16/2020, 2:37 AM
@Se4M4NSt4ine
Trump loves the 7th Kavalry!
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 12/16/2020, 2:55 AM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - I think its not a good thing that I dont immediately know if this is serious or not
GothamSon
GothamSon - 12/16/2020, 2:51 AM
BO likes 'The Boys'? 2020 is the weirdest timeline, but I absolutely see why he likes it.

Previously, it would be rare to see a former Potus, a man of his political stature to throw his support behind something so 'edgy'.
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 12/16/2020, 2:56 AM
For a second that was a blue Obama in the thumbnail. Anyway, I definitely get why likes those shows.
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