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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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Cast

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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Danger lies in losing control.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Showtime

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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It's Time (to end)
26 August 2019 | by dv727See all my reviews

I was very intrigued by the show during the first couple seasons. Now, as the 5th and final one begins, I am very ready for it to be done. The fact I find no positive qualities in any of the characters (including the petulant monster children) means the actors must be doing their job well. Coupled with a very stupid theme song, the show has run its course. Fare thee well.


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