The Affair - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

The emotional effects of an extramarital relationship are explored when a married schoolteacher begins an affair with a waitress on Long Island. In the opener, Noah Solloway and his family visit Long Island where he connects with a local waitress.


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Taken just as two different versions of the one story, The Affair would be intriguing, but the show adds a third layer to all this.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

As much as we'd like to let the story wash over us and let us be passive viewers, that's clearly not the intent. You have to be engaged with this story in order for it to work for you.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The Affair clings to that old trope until half-way through, when the narrative switches perspectives to the female point of view. This is where the story gets interesting.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

With only one, tantalizing episode to go on, it's perhaps too soon to know if The Affair will live up to the promise shown in the pilot. But the first episode is intriguing and unsettling enough to inspire confidence.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The Affair's first episode does a great job of setting the tone for the whole series.

October 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Everything to do with Noah's in-laws was so sort-of-awful it was wonderful.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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