Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Affair: Season 1 2014

     Noah Solloway has been married to Helen for 20 years and they have four children.  They live in New York and Noah is a schoolteacher but he is writing his second novel.  Helen is the owner of a small shop.  They go to Montauk at the end of Long Island in the summers to visit Helen’s parents.  Alison Lockhart is married to Cole and she works as a waitress at The Lobster Roll.  The Lockhart’s also have family on Montauk and they have experienced a tragedy in their lives. 
     Helen’s parents are wealthy and they help Noah and Helen financially.     At times, Noah resents Helen’s parents for their meddling in their lives and he feels guilty for taking money from them.  The Lockhart’s are short on money and a working family with a ranch.  Noah and Alison are both looking for some of the same things.  Escape, a change in their lives, perking up the doldrums of summer.  Each episode tells the story from different perspectives.  The way Noah sees what happened, Alison, Helen and Cole.  Their viewpoints are different for the same time period.  4 ½* (I really liked this series)

12 episodes, 559 min, TV Series, Drama created by Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem with Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Julia Goldani Telles, Jake Siciliano, Jadon Sand, Leya Catlett, Josh Stamberg, Colin Donnell, Victor Williams.

Note:  Imdb 8.0 of 10, 86% critic 87% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 877 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Montauk, Long Island, New York City, New York.  The role of Noah was written for West but originally he turned it down.  Both Alison and Noah are from the United Kingdom.  There is a real Lobster Roll restaurant that closes in winter.  There are four seasons of this series.

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