You could argue that the only real difference from "Breaking Bad" to "Homeland," from "Boardwalk Empire" to "House of Cards" to "Game of Thrones" is in the specifics of the barbaric behavior. Congressman Underwood (Kevin Spacey) didn't have anyone shot or beheaded in "House of Cards," but he would have if he'd been a character in "Boardwalk Empire" or "Game of Thrones."
And Walter White (Bryan Cranston) would have fit right in on "Homeland."
Somehow, I'd feel better if President Obama were watching "The Big Bang Theory," "The Goldbergs" or "Trophy Wife." Light-hearted shows that would let him escape from his troubles.