President Obama Favorite TV Shows: Commander-In-Chief Dishes On His Scripted Television Choices [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama's favorite TV shows were revealed in a Dec. 29 New York Times article, and a couple fit right in with his political status.

He is a fan of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, and veers toward realistic, dark television. He is currently catching up on Breaking Bad and repeatedly called HBO's The Wire one of the "greatest shows of all time," according to the report. The drama depicted the poverty-stricken lifestyle in the Baltimore projects and documented the drug war between the city's exhausted cops and African-American residents. The president's favorite character, Omar Little, is the stickup man who robs the drug dealers.

Obama also watches House of Cards and Homeland, both of which are dramatized depictions of hypothetical, political events -- making their subject matter relatable to the commander-in-chief on a personal level.

"I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient. This guy's getting a lot of stuff done," said Obama about Kevin Spacey's character, Frank Underwood, in the show.

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The actors in the shows were blown away by the thought that the president watched them on the small screen.

"I think we were all stunned and a little terrified by that idea. The president knows what we do?" said Claire Danes, who plays lead character Carrie Mathison in Showtime's thriller Homeland.

Although Obama once admitted to People magazine that he is "a little darker" in the TV shows he likes watching compared to the rest of his family, he also enjoys watching comedies such as Modern Family.

So do your interests match the Presidents? Let us know below.

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