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The Storm

October 5, 2015 13:11:05 Posted at October 5, 2015 13:11:05
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 2 Episode 1 recap Oh, I forgot how much I missed this show. It’s such a tiny, rarefied slice of people, with the epitome of high-class problems, buying hotels and going to benefit dinners but somehow also being married to people who don’t know how advances work and have tantrums at their editors. Full Story

Joshua Jackson is compelling in The Affair trailer

July 14, 2015 16:29:28 Posted at July 14, 2015 16:29:28
Duana Posted by Duana
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I really loved watching The Affair – but I didn’t enjoy it. I know that sounds contradictory, but there wasn’t much to celebrate and love. That was a bleak show.  But I loved it - maybe in a more ‘craft-driven’ way than I expected. The show was least interesting when it was actually focusing on The Affair itself, and much more interesting when it was focusing on whatever Alison and Noah were running away from. Full Story

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Everybody Knows Everything

December 22, 2014 16:47:26 Posted at December 22, 2014 16:47:26
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 10 finale recap Noah’s in the rubber room with Elvin from The Cosby Show. How’s your weekend?  I couldn’t breathe most of the time that I was watching this finale because where are we going? Where in time are we? Who are these breathtakingly honest people who still manage not to be too earnest, except when they’re being cringe-inducingly naked about their feelings? There were enough gasps in this hour to make me hang on with bated breath, and there were certain scenes that really sold it. Full Story

The Affair

December 15, 2014 15:48:10 Posted at December 15, 2014 15:48:10
Duana Posted by Duana
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The Affair Season 1 Episode 9 recap Ooh, an episode that starts with Alison is always a bit offbeat and her genuine smile as we open the episode tells me I’m right. This isn’t going to be a typical episode. Oh ha, right. Look at all the levity upon us. Basically, the first half of this episode shows us how much Alison wants to die and that she was only clinging to her affair with Noah to put off what seems like the inevitable. Full Story

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Noah saves Alison

December 8, 2014 15:09:27 Posted at December 8, 2014 15:09:27
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 8 recap Do you see how he’s still doing it, still now? Noah and his hedgehog-y weird hair get Alison to the hospital in time to say goodbye to her grandmother and help her be the support she needs to be. In his version. In her version, he’s there for her and even though she may not have the same words and the same moments with her grandmother, he cuts to the heart of the matter. Full Story

I Want To Start This Part Over

November 24, 2014 20:10:45 Posted at November 24, 2014 20:10:45
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 7 recap Sorry I missed last week - we'll know cross-country air travel has really reached its peak when we can get live in-flight pay cable.  I have to imagine this is the way the kids with restrictive parents are seeing their first boobies, right?  Are all airline movies edited to PG-13? Last week's "Affair" revealed the truth of the matter - that coke dealing makes Noah feel dirty, and that Alison is begging, pleading, hoping someone figures out she's having an affair with Noah so she dances with abandon in public, never assuming, I guess, that they'll be lying to an investigator later about how it never happened. Full Story

The best so far

November 10, 2014 20:49:10 Posted at November 10, 2014 20:49:10
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 5 Recap So for the first time, I listened to the full scope of the lyrics in the opening. Also for the first time, Alison has the first-up slot, instead of Noah. The showrunner said on Twitter last week that she wanted everyone to hang in until episode 4 and then make their decision. Full Story

The Affair Season 1 Episode 4 recap

November 3, 2014 15:25:57 Posted at November 3, 2014 15:25:57
Duana Posted by Duana

As I sat down to watch The Affair last night, my husband talked about how he thought there were two kinds of affairs: “The sad kind” – where the people in the affair are sad they’re cheating or hurting someone else, and the kind where “people aren’t sad but they’re assholes”. Full Story

Don’t Wake Up

October 27, 2014 15:14:31 Posted at October 27, 2014 15:14:31
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 3 recap Don’t look around. Don’t question what you’re being told, what the narrative is. Don’t wake up and see that you’re walking into an affair, because you want to have plausible deniability the whole way along, until you’re right in the affair, and not just because someday you will be questioned by a detective about it. Full Story

So Someone is Dead

October 20, 2014 16:18:10 Posted at October 20, 2014 16:18:10
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1 Episode 2 recap And now, my sole nitpick for the hour: why is a five year old called Stacey? She was born in 2009. Is she Anastasia? Not impossible, actually, given that her sister is Whitney. But still, come on. We all know that child’s name is Eliza. That dealt with, this show is happening in such slow motion with such anticipation and nervousness and confidence. Full Story

The Affair

October 14, 2014 13:49:31 Posted at October 14, 2014 13:49:31
Duana Posted by Duana

The Affair Season 1, Episode 1 recap. The other day Lainey and I were talking about a friend who said “It’s been x number of years since my last first kiss”. Then we started doing the math on our own. It’s the kind of thing that makes your stomach lurch a bit. Not necessarily in the bad way, just “wow, the passage of time”. Full Story