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.
Danger lies in losing control.
Did You Know?
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
Referenced in Love, Simon