It is obvious by now that I have an obsession with Showtime’s “The Affair”. At the beginning, it was just because of Dominic West, whom I adore as an actor, but now, as I watch all this promotional materials I find that it’s the whole package: the story, the actors, the setting.
The Affair has gotten so far so many excellent reviews I even lost count of them, from the New York Times to Huffington Post, they are all saying how great this series is. Well, expectations…I don’t have a good relationship with expectations, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see .
On the other hand, the pedigree of this show is quite impressive. Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi team as the showrunners and executive produces on the show. Sarah Treem is an accomplished playwright, a graduate of Yale School of Drama and a one of a kind scriptwriter (her previous work includes In Treatment and House of Cards). Hagai Levi is an Israeli television director, editor, writer and producer, better known for the show he co-created “BeTipul” which in the US became ” In Treatment”, the HBO show which ran in 2010.
“Do you have a secret you can’t even tell yourself?”
Cole (Joshua Jackson)
Noah (Dominic West)
Alison (Ruth Wilson)
Helen (Maura Tierney)