The Affair Articles
The Affair show recaps, updates, analysis and photos.
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
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
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 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