Every year, Barack Obama lets us know how he’s filling his days since he’s no longer president by tweeting out a list of his favorite entertainment of the year. The 44th (and far favorable to the 45th) president began with releasing a list of his favorite books he read this year, which included a number of National Book Award nominees, including top winners Trust Exercise by Susan Choi and The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.
To tune out all the chaos going on in the news, Obama also tweeted his favorite songs of the year:
The list certainly had mentioned artist Lizzo feeling “Good as Hell”:
Last but not certainly not least in terms of buzz, Obama released the list of his favorite movies and TV shows. The list included a lot of popular titles, including Paste-endorsed picks like Ash is Purest White, Parasite and Little Women:
A24 garnered two mentions in the form of The Last Black Man in San Francisco and The Souvenir, but one of their “gems” of the year was overlooked:
Talk of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was largely enlivened with this list, as Obama made a cameo of sorts in Season 1 of Fleabag of which viewers were readily reminded. Waller-Bridge tragically does not have social media, but there were plenty of fans out there ready to react for her:
This is as close to a response from Fleabag herself as we’re going to get, so we’ll take it.