Every TV show has fans, but it’s another thing entirely when one of those fans is a former President of the United States.
Speaking with E! Online on Tuesday, Bill Clinton disclosed that his two favorite TV shows are NBC’s freshman dramas Blindspot and The Player, because he remembers series leads Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester from another program he enjoys, Cinemax’s Strike Back.
“I like two new shows, Blindspot and The Player,” Clinton told E!’s Maria Menounos in her “Celebrity Sit Down” segment. “Starring Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, who made a Cinemax series called Strike Back that I adored, and now they’re stars of their own shows.”
You can watch the excerpt from Clinton’s interview by using the media player included with this article.
The ex-POTUS is certainly not in the minority, as comments across all forms of social media for months have indicated that part of the buzz for both Blindspot and The Player was from audiences who know the series’ two stars from their four seasons as the co-leads on Strike Back.
It certainly helps that as the NBC programs are launching, Cinemax is still airing the final season of Strike Back, which will have its series finale on Friday, Oct. 9. As it does so, there’s no doubt that it has left an indelible mark in the television world – certainly if world leaders are calling it one of their favorite shows.
You can look back on Strike Back by checking out some of its most recent behind-the-scenes videos in the suggested links section underneath this article.
Strike Back airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Cinemax.