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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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, 2014-2019
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Bailey 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Jake Siciliano ...  Martin Solloway 37 episodes, 2014-2019
Catalina Sandino Moreno ...  Luisa Leon 29 episodes, 2015-2019
Omar Metwally ...  Dr. Vik 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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What are you holding on to? (season 4) See more »

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Drama

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Ruth Wilson is frequently without clothes for her racy sex scenes with Dominic West in this series. In an interview with Edit magazine, Wilson both defended and critiqued the use of females getting naked on the show: "I argue this stuff all the time; that these scenes need to be real and they need to have a narrative as much as any other scene. They can't be purely titillation. They need to move the story forward and the characters forward." Wilson isn't opposed to appearing naked on film, but she won't do it just because it's asked of her: "I have a big concern about how women are treated in the industry generally, and how they have to provide the titillation because penises can't be seen on screen but breasts can. It's assumed that women will get their breasts out, and have to get their breasts out, and I balk at that. It's unnecessary and it's unfair." For Wilson, her role on The Affair can be a double-edged sword, but she is intent on asserting her authority over her naked scenes. See more »

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Series Finale Came Full Circle!
3 November 2019 | by mandaleigh2000See all my reviews

Love this show - never leave reviews- but after watching the series finale I had to. This show is unbelievably beautiful. It will make you laugh, cry, scratch your heard, and wonder what the heck is going on. But most importantly, it always leaves you wanting more. The last episode was so perfect- I won't ruin it for those who have not seen yet but I am telling you this show is so awesome and is a must watch!!!


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USA

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Mandarin | Hindi | Latin | English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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