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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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Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dominic West ...  Noah Solloway 53 episodes, 2014-2019
Maura Tierney ...  Helen Solloway 53 episodes, 2014-2019
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Whitney Solloway 53 episodes, 2014-2019
Jadon Sand ...  Trevor Solloway 53 episodes, 2014-2019
Joshua Jackson ...  Cole Lockhart 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Bailey 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Jake Siciliano ...  Martin Solloway / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2019
Catalina Sandino Moreno ...  Luisa Leon 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Omar Metwally ...  Dr. Vic Ullah 27 episodes, 2015-2019
Leya Catlett Leya Catlett ...  Stacey Solloway 22 episodes, 2014-2015
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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In the first episode Noah tries to guess what Alison's favorite book was. He incorrectly guessed "Anna Karenina". Alison (Ruth Wilson) was actually in the the movie "Anna Karenina". See more »


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Brilliant narrative, well written!
26 April 2015 | by prettymoni1See all my reviews

Love this series, the way the episodes play out showing both sides of the story from two different perspectives is brilliant. The acting is superb! Ruth Wilson won best actress award for her character in this show, and well deserved! I only wish Dominic West had also won, although he was nominated! Anyone who gives this series a bad review simply does not understand great writing! It's very intriguing to see how two sides to the same story are similar, yes, but very different at the same time! I thought I would just like the show and maybe watch it "On Demand" when nothing else was on, but I love this show and can not wait to see what the writers have planned for season 2!


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