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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 3 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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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 43 episodes, 2014-2019
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Bailey 43 episodes, 2014-2019
Jake Siciliano ...  Martin Solloway 37 episodes, 2014-2019
Catalina Sandino Moreno ...  Luisa Leon 29 episodes, 2015-2019
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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Taglines:

Danger lies in losing control.

Genres:

Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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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This is the best tv show ever
9 August 2018 | by ninuskiSee all my reviews

They don't make tv shows like this. This is drama at its best. Superb writing and cast of actors, so much talent in this one show. I wished there were 10 seasons of this because it never gets old, it never gets tiring or dull or pointless like many other shows do. Probably season 4 is my favourite because we have travelled so far with these characters that they feel like friends now or people we care about, so human and so fragile and imperfect and real. I love that the show doesnt focus on just Alison and Noah, because the rest of characters are equally fascinating, like Helen, Cole, Ben... all their individual stories matter and their interactions and views make this show riveting. The script is beautifully written, all full of nuances and subtle details that make you pay attention, no words are wasted, there are no filling scenes. Wonderfully shot too with brilliant cinematography, just beautiful. Its a show about people and nothing else, and that's why its so fascinating and unique. I wish it would never end.


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Official Sites:

Showtime

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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