The Affair

Genre: Drama
First Air Date: October 12, 2014
Episode Runtime: 50m
Show Status: Returning Series
Next Air Date: January 22, 2017 (Season 3, Episode 9)
3 Seasons / 32 Episodes

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The Affair

The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, 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 the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.

Created by Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem

Season 3 (2016) - 10 Episodes

It's three years later, and Noah, Alison, Cole, Helen and their families are trying to move on with their lives. But the past keeps coming back to haunt them, and the trauma of what they've been through cannot soon be forgotten.

Season 2 (2015) - 12 Episodes

Alison attempts to move on from tragedy and build a lasting relationship while contending with the judgment of others and her own self-doubt. Her lover Noah tries to balance the temptations of success, the family he left behind, and the woman he loves. Noah’s former wife Helen attempts to piece her life together while navigating divorce proceedings, caring for her children, and her parents’ noxious influence. Cole, Alison’s former husband, struggles to overcome past heartbreak and start a promising new life. Yet the long-term ramifications of the affair continue to shape these lives, and will lead to an event that changes everything once again.

Season 1 (2014) - 10 Episodes

Noah, a happily married New York City schoolteacher and novelist, and Alison a young waitress recovering from personal tragedy, begin an affair in Montauk, Long Island that has far reaching consequences for both of them.


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@danstei rated The Affair: INTERESTING.
30 December 2016
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Dominic West

Dominic West
as Noah Solloway

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson
as Alison Bailey

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney
as Helen Solloway

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