The Affair

The Affair

Season One

DVD - 2015
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Two married couples; one decimating extramarital love affair. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Showtime Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVDT AFFAI SEASON-1
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (559 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,5.1 surround (English),2.0 (Spanish),5.1 (French)
video file,DVD video,Region 1
Alternative Title: Affair, season 1


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Four people, two unreliable narrators, and one steamy affair. What could possibly go wrong?

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Jan 18, 2018

Intolerably slow, dull and poorly written. Even Mr. Charisma Jimmy McNulty from The Wire couldn't breathe life into this one. Even worse, every second scene involves Jimmy rutting either with wife or waitress. Who has the time or the inclination for it all? Hard to believe Jimmy, a successful writer clearly happy with his lovely, kind and pleasantly wealthy wife, would have any interest in the decidedly homely, charmless and clearly troubled waitress. Why would he bother? This actress played a well drawn psychopath in the Luther TV series but she's all wrong here. The real star of this series is the magnificent scenery of Montauk, New York at the height of summer but relentlessly awful music throughout spoiled even that.

ArapahoeSuzanne Nov 10, 2017

I like THE AFFAIR. It has interesting point of views from the four main characters. It stars Dominic West (of THE WIRE and FINDING DORY); Ruth Wilson (from the British series LUTHER); Maura Tierney (from ER); and Joshua Jackson (from DAWSON'S CREEK). The show takes place in New York with emphasis on Long Island's Montauk. Fun to watch if you have lived in that part of the state. If you like character development or the artistry of acting then this is a great show for you.

SnoIsleLib_DeniseD Aug 01, 2017

I caught the first few episodes on an airplane years ago and was unable to forget these characters, their stories, and the suspenseful frame for the story (murder investigation?). Now slightly addicted to the way the story is told (and widely interpreted) through different characters and back and forth through time. Binge-watching worthy.

Jun 29, 2017

Soft porn--couldn't take all the copulating! Trashy, can't understand motivation of two central characters--why do they cheat?

shokolit Jun 29, 2017

When I started watching this show, I expected it to turn into something very different than what it actually is. This isn't some fluffy love affair between two married people. The show is very well written and acted. The actors are superb. I absolutely love it.

Oct 14, 2016

And a dark twisted affair it is. This first season is not as great as the second, but it is a necessary introduction to the minds and hearts of the four integral pieces in this disastrous puzzle. THE AFFAIR is a story just as much about the lovers involved as the people outside of it. It is extremely graphic in this first season, bordering on pornographic in its eroticism for the first half. Then the real story begins to emerge and you are left desperately yearning for more. I promise that, if you can get through the earlier episodes, it'll pay off. Ultimately, it is the shifting vantage points that make this series remarkable. The ambiguity is key. There are no set-in-stone answers and what I get out of this series may not be identical to what you get. That is true art. I highly recommend THE AFFAIR.

Jul 21, 2016

I though affairs should be fun---this drama made me depressed.

Dec 06, 2015

It is very difficult to like a show with completely unlikable characters. That said, some decent writing, like the mystery theme and the beautiful setting.

ssavage9 Nov 27, 2015

I found that the multiple perspectives seemed a bit tedious at times early on in this series. However, as the show progresses this narrative tactic add to the mystery, as viewers are never quite sure who is telling the truth or whether the truth lies somewhere in between. Great acting- a breakout role for Ruth Wilson.

Nov 10, 2015

Complex characters and storylines with a who-dun-it added in. Each episode is told from one person's POV as Alison and Noah's. Very creative point/counterpoint if you can see the two perspectives and keep them aligned. Fun and creative.

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