Autumn Crisp

Farm fresh tart apples from Upstate. In a flaky crust. Clean crisp air. Parades on Fifth Avenue. Yep. It’s Fall in the City.

Won’t spoil anything about Season Finale of Succession. Except to say it was perfect. The Politician on Netflix a quirky Falchuk-Paltrow vanity piece. Yet. Worth it for Ben Platt’s version of Joni Mitchell’s River.

Ann Patchett’s new novel The Dutch House a pretty good read. Her narrator Danny a bit flat. Guessing Margaret Atwood’s sequel will win the Man Booker prize. Find out at 4:30.   Half right.

In other rumors. If Biden out. Bloomberg in.

If It’s Tuesday …

The Yankees must have won the ALDS in a sweep. The Forty Niners must have crushed Cleveland. Trump must have done something nutty enough that even the Republicans are in revolt. See Nikki Haley.

Family’s recovered from the rollicking wedding in New England.

Everyone must have watched Succession. Okay. No spoilers anyway. Just a little tease. Blood sacrifice. Next week. Season finale.

Homelandia

For a TV-addicted Prez, it’s odd that he missed 8 seasons of HBO’s Homeland. He’d have learned that when you go to introduce yourself to the CIA, you shouldn’t diss their fallen heroes. Or. Constantly bash their former and current leadership. The Deep State may not be fictitious.

Yes. You crossed the wrong people. Saul, Carrie, Dar. They can’t even trust each other. What made you think they wouldn’t take you down? See Whistleblower. CIA. Hey. You asked for it.

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Emmy’s. Favorite wins. Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Fleabag. Peter Dinklage & Game of Thrones. Alex Borstein. Bill Hader. Ben Whishaw. Jesse Armstrong, writer of Succession. Most favorite. Jodie Comer of Killing Eve. Happy Nominated. Schitt’s Creek. Most annoying. John Oliver. Stupidest. Kardashians saying reality tv is real.

On Succession. Those poor Roy kids. Ruthless father. Disinterested mother. And. Marcia will be the key. Woman scorned. Never good.

NY Giants. Daniel Jones. Yay.

Lobster Day Weekend

End of summer traditions. Steamers & lobster & corn-on-the-cob. Just a Metro North train away. Fabulous backyard clam bake.

On Center Court. Osaka showed heart & class. If not game in the end. #McCoco doubles team regained youthful glee. Djok choked. And. Sorry Serena. But. That outfit was just purple rain.

Over at HBO. Logan coddles a fragile Kendall. Roman goes to management training. Shiv shakes her head as Holly & Cherry join the fray.  But hey. Always intriguing new acquisitions at RoyCo.

‘Twas a bon weekend.

Time for TNN

Fox News Channel isn’t working for Trump anymore. Time for TNN!

Bring back the old timey crowd. Piers Morgan. Larry King. Geraldo Rivera. Regis Philbin. Bill Shine. Bill O’Reilly. Greta van Susteren. Howie Carr. Pilfer the loyal foxes. Sean Hannity. Jesse Watters. Jeanine Pirro. Laura Ingraham. Corral some former Apprentices. John Rich. Snoop Dog. Gary Busey. Bill Rancic. And oh for good measure. Just forgive Omarosa. She’s ratings gold. Throw in both Huckabees.

Managing Executives. Mark Burnett. Kanye West. And. Bill Barr.

Succession

Logan Roy pits his kids against each other in a fratricidal competition, akin to Soapatriarch Victor Newman. In that other reality show, Trump sets up his spawn to vie for the family business with a nod to have the next G-7 at their Doral Resort in that swing state of Florida.

Over in Democrat land. Elizabeth Warren is drawing huge crowds. It could be a bloody fight with Sleepy Joe for the nomination. Uglier than a Kendall-Roman wrestling match where each ends up Shivved.

A rough & tumble Fall. For some of us. That’ll be fun.