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The Affair 

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A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

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At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of twenty years and four children. Alison is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story. Created by Sarah Treem.

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Danger lies in losing control.

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The Lobster Roll restaurant actually exists in Montauk, but is closed in the winter. See more »


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A surprising plot and pacing wins big
7 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I thought Id give this a try and was thoroughly impressed. I was immediately sucked in to the story. I won't spoil it for anyone, but if you like an intriguing and dynamic drama with complex characters and a storyline that keeps you on your toes, then give The Affair a try. The writing is clever and the direction makes what could be an average drama about a love affair into a real page turner. Thank god it's on Showtime because the Networks would tank this show if they had the chance. Well do Showtime for picking this up. Ruth Wilson is incredible in her role. Check her out in Luther as well. She is so well cast in her role as Allison, as is Dominic West who knocked it of the park in The Wire. I love that Showtime has chosen a couple of Brits for this American drama. Right now, this is the show I look forward to most each week, just as I did for Game of Thrones when is was on and that's saying something!


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