The Affair

Network: Showtime

Genre: Drama, Mystery

At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. Set in Montauk at the end of Long Island, the provocative drama unfolds separately from both the male and female perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.


Seasons and episodes I watched:
1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
4: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
That makes for: 2 days 50 minutes watching this show!

Last Watched

Episode 11

It’s Whitney’s wedding day and everything comes full circle.

Episode 10

As wildfires threaten Los Angeles, Helen and Noah are forced to run for their lives and confront old wounds along the way.

Episode 9

As controversy swirls around Noah, Helen and Whitney must decide where their allegiances lie.

Episode 8

Allegations against Noah surface and he seeks guidance on how to handle the situation. Helen celebrates a birthday and protects Sierra during an extremely trying time.

Episode 7

Noah and Whitney travel to Montauk to begin planning the wedding. Noah gets a concerning call. Armed with new information about her mother's death, Joanie confronts a stranger.

Episode 6

In Montauk for work, Joanie becomes acquainted with EJ. Together, they explore Joanie’s family history, leading her to question the cause of her mother's death. Rattled, she starts to make some self-destructive decisions.

Episode 5

Sierra struggles to balance motherhood with her burgeoning acting career. Sierra’s mother visits uninvited. Helen works her first design gig and begins to focus on herself.

Episode 4

Noah, Margaret and Stacey bond over their mutual distaste for Sasha. Noah attempts to sabotage Helen and Sasha’s relationship. Whitney and Colin face the hardships of their relationship. Joanie visits the graveyard.

Episode 3

Sasha proposes adjustments to Noah’s script. Sasha’s relationship with Helen blossoms, and Noah takes notice. Bruce’s condition worsens. Joanie’s business trip leads to violent encounters.

Episode 2

Janelle struggles with her relationship and work, so turns to Carl for support. Production for Descent commences, and Sasha takes an interest in Helen. Helen takes her first steps towards acceptance.