Monday QB

Football. Rodgers out. Injury. Quel surprise. It’s like getting nuts. And. The worst call ever by a remote video team against the NY Jets. Took away a clear touchdown called correctly on the field. Patriot’s owner was hanging out with CBS chief Les Moonves in his box. Do I smell payoff?

Television roulette. Every Sunday. No shows the rest of the week. All packed into one night. Last week’s Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert in the French Alps was cry laugh out loud. Ray Donovan is so dark this season have to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm as an antidote. And. Has anyone seen Vice Principals? Happened into it. Not sure what it’s about, but it is beyond weird. DVR’d the rest for nights when nothing’s on.

Deuces Wild

Wild storm. Hurricane Irma dodging around Florida defying predictions. Covering the entire peninsula. Relentless. Tenacious. Meanwhile. NFL season has begun. Wobbling on whether or not to keep watching. Patriots game was riddled with injury interruptions. Half of Sunday’s pregames are dedicated to who will be benched for various broken bones, torn muscles, not to mention concussions. It has gotten close to criminal.

Speaking of risks. New York in the ’70’s. Garth Risk Hallberg’s novel City on Fire makes a fair attempt at shining a light on the dark corners of that era in the City. Tonight, HBO’s The Deuce will focus on the porn industry when Times Square was a combat zone.

GOT Siblings?

Game of Thrones. Season finale. Siblings rule. Khaleesi’s brother is Jon Snow’s father. Their heir would be set to take the throne. One of her dragon babies now kills walls with its blue flames. Will his dragon brothers turn on him? Theon Greyjoy finally fights for his sister as Queen. Cersei, despite her spite, cannot kill her brothers. One of whom is her new baby’s daddy. Again. Sansa colludes with her sister Arya to thwart the betrayer of their aunt sisters. Of course. The Mountain and The Hound are brothers. And. Will Sam avenge his brother’s firey demise? Who knows? But siblings will wage the last battle. As adversaries. Or allies.

Winter is definitely here. Great seven episodes. Sad to see this year’s adventures end.

GOT Icicle?

Game of Thrones 6. Falling through cracked ice. White Walkers on parade. Khaleesi rides in for the save. Then. The Icicle spear. Her baby goes down. Jon Snow’s uncle namesake Viserion. As his eyes glow blue. Mother is mad. Who will emerge victorious? Whose face will Arya wear? It’ll be Cersei v. Snow. Jaime will turn. And. Dragonglass v. Kryptonite in the end.

GOT Progeny?

Game of Thrones 5. It’s about offspring. Khaleesi’s children. Her dragons. Jon is the son of her older brother. And Ned’s sister. He too proves to be a flame whisperer. A volatile collision of fire and ice. Cersei’s having another heir. Is it Jaime’s? Hormones and the Iron Queen. Not good. Sam is the kin of a brave cremated father and brother. Who is Arya? She is no one. Greyjoy’s daughter captive by her uncle. Inherited connections are looming as Winter is Coming. Littlefinger holds the key. Never count out the Hound. More unforeseen family ties? Two more episodes this season. We’ll see.

GOT Steel?

Game of Thrones 4. Valyrian dagger. Needle too. Brienne challenges Arya who emerges as the steel of the North. Sansa is depressed. Littlefinger is impressed. In the South. Cersei is possessive of her Iron Throne. Jon Snow tries to thwart dragon incineration of her Lannister shields. Khaleesi not to be deterred. Who pushed Jaime into the drink? A hunky Tyrell?

Meanwhile. Over at Ray Donovan. It will take mettle to get through this one.