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What would you call it, then?

Duana Posted by Duana at November 2, 2015 13:40:48 November 2, 2015 13:40:48
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The Affair Season 2 Episode 5 recap  (Lainey: a quick note before Duana starts analysing the latest episode…because she would never tell you this herself. Sarah Treem is the showrunner of The Affair. And this is what she tweeted last week: Whoever is writing this deeply understands our show. Full Story

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Why Do You Get To F*ck Up, And I Don’t?

Duana Posted by Duana at October 26, 2015 13:26:01 October 26, 2015 13:26:01
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The Affair Season 2 Episode 4 recap Welcome to a glorious episode of The Affair, where it’s all mess and no sex. This is the reality of the show and it would almost – almost – still be a fascinating ride if there were no Alison and Cole stories mixed in. This is the reality. Full Story

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Drunken Dinner Party

Duana Posted by Duana at October 19, 2015 12:01:40 October 19, 2015 12:01:40
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The Affair Season 2 Episode 3 recap I snarked on Twitter early in the episode that Noah is terrible even in his own memory. I was amused by myself actually. But then I realized that it’s true. That he’s actually nicer in Alison’s memory than in his own. Actually, so is Whitney. Full Story

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NIAR: Noah Is Awful Regardless

Duana Posted by Duana at October 12, 2015 12:55:52 October 12, 2015 12:55:52

The Affair Season 2 Episode 2 recap This show is already better than the great show it was last year. Including the perspectives of Helen and Cole make the show better because they are less horrible people than their respective ex-partners, and I say that as someone who fully believes and/or hopes that Cole set Noah up to take the ultimate fall. Full Story

The Storm

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at July 14, 2015 16:29:28 July 14, 2015 16:29:28
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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

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at December 15, 2014 15:48:10 December 15, 2014 15:48:10
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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