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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:

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        Country:

        USA

        Language:

        English

        Release Date:

        12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

        Also Known As:

        A viszony See more »

        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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        At one point someone offers Noah a drink, saying, "Jameson ok?" Dominic West's character in The Wire only drank Jameson Irish Whiskey. See more »

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        the theme may be done to death, but the execution is excellent
        16 July 2015 | by melancholicmoonSee all my reviews

        The theme has been done to death, but this time prepare to be pleasantly surprised, for the execution of this short series is quite good and features not only lust but also the characters' psychological descent as influenced by loss, poor communication, and bad parenting.

        I have just finished the entire first season, and I must say, it was not at all what I expected. I thought it would be a simple, sexy, scandalous story full of clichés; instead I found myself more and more drawn to a deeper, psychologically complex drama that perfectly illustrates how there are three sides to each story: his version, her version, and the truth. Expect solid performance, melancholic scenery, careful art direction, and excellent choice of costumes as per each character's persona.

        Oh and you have got to love the opening theme performed by Fiona Apple.


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