There’s a general belief that successful people watch very little, if any, television. The theory probably stems from the old wives’ tale that says “TV rots your brain,” and spending hours watching shows and films is nothing but a waste of time.
However, everyone needs downtime. And there’s nothing wrong with choosing to relax with a good movie or Netflix series. After all, with all the money being poured into production nowadays, we really are in a golden age of television and film.
As it turns out, plenty of successful people from the President to award-winning actors and directors make time to watch popular shows. Even Bill Gates has a few favourites.
Here’s a list of what 13 super successful people like to kick back and watch — when they have the time.
The former First Lady of the United States is apparently a huge fan of the ABC drama “Scandal,” which is also on Netflix. According to People, she loves the series so much that when she met one of the stars — Bellamy Young — she asked her about the storylines before even introducing herself.
The current First Lady of the US, Melania Trump, is a fan of “How to Get Away With Murder,” according to the New York Times.
Trump reportedly told the Times’s Katie Rogers that it was her favourite show, which is about a law professor and her students who try to cover up a murder.
It’s an interesting choice for the First Lady, as the executive producer Shonda Rhimes once called President Trump a “hypocrite” for allegedly being disrespectful to an African-American Army widow.
President Trump has a few television shows he likes, but “Fox & Friends” is probably his favourite, as it is the one he tweets about the most. He has also said he enjoys “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and, surprisingly, “Saturday Night Live.”
In 2016, Theresa May told the Radio Times that she likes to watch “a good Agatha Christie show,” and that “David Suchet was a great Poirot – he got him to a T.”
The Prime Minister also manages to find the time to watch Doctor Who at Christmas.
When she isn’t winning Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly a massive fan of reality TV.
Speaking about when she bumped into Lawrence at a New York hotel, Kim Kardashian told The Sun: “We said ‘hi’ and walked into the elevator,” she said. “And as the doors were closing, she screamed across the lobby, ‘I love your show’. We were laughing so hard.”