The Affair

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Air Dates

Oct 12, 2014 - Present

Network

Showtime

Genre

Drama

Cast

Noah - Dominic WestAlison - Ruth WilsonHelen - Maura TierneyCole - Joshua Jackson

A drama exploring the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between a depraved teacher and a waitress trying to repair her marriage.


Noah is a happily married public school teacher and aspiring novelist who resents that he depends on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a waitress who is trying to put her marriage back together after a tragedy disrupts her life.

When Noah and Alison meet in Montauk, New York, their resulting affair leaves emotional and psychological effects on them both.

Comments (11)

Sherry
08/06/18 at 08:54am

Wow...they killed off [Spoiler]...I didn't see that one coming! No wonder next season is the last season.
Chris
08/06/18 at 08:36am

I'm done watching the show! After the August 5 episode--I'm so pissed and I'm done! Won't spoil it for the rest of you who haven't yet seen it.
Celeste
07/17/18 at 00:54am

Yes I agree, the 2017 season was very slow and all about Noah and Helen but this year they made up for it. The storyline and acting is fantastic again. I feel like they reintroduced all the characters back into the show in a brilliant way. I just hope it doesnt get cancelled because they lost the audience in 2017.
Sherry
02/01/17 at 08:36pm

Ataylor...don't bother watching this season. Allison and Cole were almost non-existent most of this season, Noah was a crazy person and Helen was shown as a needy stalker person. The finale' was so boring that I almost fell asleep.
Ataylor
01/29/17 at 04:54pm

We had to downsize out cable to save some & and no longer have showtime. I've never missed an episode of the affair so I need to know if there is anywhere I can go online to watch it for free? Thanks
Sherry
01/24/17 at 12:32pm

Jeff, I agree! It seems like they made this season the "Noah and Helen" show. They made Noah look crazy and Helen look desperate. Not good writing! I was really surprised when it was picked up for another year after watching this season.
Jeff Greene
01/24/17 at 06:58am

Fabulous acting its like watching an excellent Broadway drama...but disappointed that writers made Noah into some kind of psychotic-- he was a brilliant thinker and writer, there had to be a better story line, such as Noah realizing his old ways and changing to become a good person to Helen and their children and just concentrating on his writing a new novel.
Sherry
12/06/16 at 09:55am

Is it just me or is this season REALLY slow?
Greg
11/26/16 at 08:22pm

Is there enough objectifying women in the popular culture? This is just another example of older men gazing fondly at (wait, no, actively seeking out) younger women to support their middle-age crisis. Does Showtime really need to capitalize on a misogynistic plot line that's been celebrated by male cultures by at least 2000 years? Profit!
don
01/01/15 at 03:20am

love the show kinda annoyed at how different their stories are

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