Critic Consensus: Thanks to some smart, creative storytelling and spectacular performances, The Affair is a somber, bewitching exploration of truth and desire.
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The acting is extraordinary, with the mesmerizing, cat-like Wilson... stealing the show.
The Affair for now has done its job by tantalizingly baiting its hook. The solid performances by its four principals further heighten both the drama and the expectations.
If there are three sides to every story - his, hers, and the truth - this initial outing suggests that The Affair will offer an entertaining look at at least two of those sides, even if ultimately, the third is unknowable.
Most notably, the cast clicks. West and Wilson, both so great on The Wire and Luther, respectively, are perfect here.
People do terrible things to each other on TV every Sunday night. I'm more than ready for a show willing to admit that the worst possible behavior is quite often perfectly legal.
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