‘The Boys’ Cast Reacts to Barack Obama Praising Show
Superhero shows such as “The Boys” and “Watchmen” have received acclaim for subverting the superhero genre, and former President Barack Obama is among their most famous fans.Obama discussed a handful of his favorite television shows during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
The former president, who published his “A Promised Land” memoir in November, noted that several recent shows helped him unwind while taking breaks from writing.“‘Better Call Saul,’ because of its great characters and examination of the dark side of the American dream,” Obama told Entertainment Weekly.
‘The Good Place’ — it’s a wise and sweet combination of goofy comedy and big philosophical questions.
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.”Obama’s comments
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