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

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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.

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Danger lies in losing control.

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Drama

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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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The role of Noah was written for Dominic West from the beginning, who originally turned it down. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Brilliant!
2 January 2017 | by ognjen-janicSee all my reviews

I troubled myself to understand the thing that makes this show so seductive, so different. To discover what is the ingredient that creators ably slipped into this immensely emotional and sensual potion. Something that imbues this show to its firm core. After a long consideration, I realized, that this one thing I was looking for is nonexistent. Because this show in its entirety is that special thing. The combination of intriguing, complex characters, empathy that they draw from the viewers. Mystery, that so elegantly dances through the plot, while hypnotizing us to follow its perfectly composed, unpredictable step. Casual, compelling, conversations that silently pull you even deeper down this beautifully directed world. By telling this story through the eyes of the characters, we find out that their view of the same situations vary. Not only that they see or understand something through their psychological state, this multi-character experience exposes us to realization that each person is living a life as vivid and complex as our own. This would be impossible to achieve if not the breathtaking actors and actresses that catapult this show to another dimension, yet never more close to humanity, to now, to us.


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