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Obama gets to watch 'Game of Thrones' before you do

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President Obama has no need to worry about Game of Thrones spoilers: as it turns out, HBO sends him the episodes before they air for everyone else. “One perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early," Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss tell Vanity Fair in an email. While we knew that Obama had asked HBO chief Richard Plepler for early episodes of True Detective and Game of Thrones last month, we now know that he got at least one of them. There's no word on whether presidential powers have landed him advanced episodes of other series, but in some cases it appears that Obama is actually behind the curve: to watch Breaking Bad, he's reportedly had to pick up a box set on DVD.