President Obama has already seen (at least some of) “Game of Thrones” season four, even though the season doesn’t premiere until April 6.
But when you are the president of the United States you get all kinds of good stuff like a mansion and people letting you win at basketball and early access to softcore HBO shows.
In the April issue of Vanity Fair, “Game of Thrones” co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed to writer Jim Windolf that the president gets early screeners of the episodes:
Windolf also asks Benioff and Weiss about the recent rumors that President Obama receives screeners of the show to watch before the general public. In an e-mail, they jointly reply, “One perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early.”
Last month, The New York Times reported that Obama had asked the head of HBO for “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” screeners so that he could watch them over Presidents’ Weekend.
Serious question: Sure, when you are the president there are some things you need to know before everyone else. And, okay, maybe you get to like see a screening of a historical movie a few months before it comes out in theaters. But what about being president makes it necessary for you to watch “Game of Thrones” before everyone else?!
Earlier in the article, Benioff says that he and Weiss actually know how ALL of the “Game of Thrones” books will end because author George R. R. Martin told them what happens, even though he hasn’t written a word of the final two books yet.
Could this mean that not only does Obama know exactly what happened the night Osama bin Laden was taken out AND how “Game of Thrones” ends? If Benioff is willing to give Obama early access to episodes, who’s to say that he wouldn’t tell him how it ends if he asked?
At least Obama wasn’t a fan of “Breaking Bad” because if he knew how it ended before we did there would be HELL TO PAY.