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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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Maura Tierney ...  Helen Solloway 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Dominic West ...  Noah Solloway 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Whitney Solloway / ... 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Jadon Sand ...  Trevor Solloway / ... 52 episodes, 2014-2019
Joshua Jackson ...  Cole Lockhart 43 episodes, 2014-2019
Jake Siciliano ...  Martin Solloway / ... 43 episodes, 2014-2019
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Bailey 42 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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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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The Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The Lobster Roll restaurant actually exists in Montauk, but is closed in the winter. See more »


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entertaining and thought provoking
27 November 2014 | by charfuerSee all my reviews

To previous uptight reviewer...go back to your crap hole country and watch god propaganda all day. some of us can actually watch shows that don't agree with our values and still appreciate the entertainment value. I noticed how offended you are by the affair itself but not about the person murdered..... twisted sense of priorities. I find this show..thought provoking. Maybe one should think of all the things that could go wrong if you have an affair that's why I have no problem with the show being on TV it can be used as a learning tool at least something to make people think. I Beli eve lessons c an be learned while also watching something of interest.


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