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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.

Creators:

Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem
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Season 5 Premiere



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Sunday, August 19

Noah and Anton visit Princeton where Noah encounters an old friend. An immensely difficult day forces Cole and Luisa to reexamine their relationship.


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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dominic West ...  Noah Solloway 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Maura Tierney ...  Helen Solloway 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Joshua Jackson ...  Cole Lockhart 43 episodes, 2014-2019
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Whitney Solloway 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Jadon Sand ...  Trevor Solloway 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Bailey 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Jake Siciliano ...  Martin Solloway 33 episodes, 2014-2018
Catalina Sandino Moreno ...  Luisa Leon 28 episodes, 2015-2019
Omar Metwally ...  Dr. Vic Ullah 25 episodes, 2015-2018
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Danger lies in losing control.

Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The series was co-created by Hagai Levi and Sarah Treem. However, Levi retired from writing the series during the second season. His stated reason was that the show was moving away from what he had envisioned. Treem was therefore "the best person" to author the show from that point on. 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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