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Critic reviews for 10
Sunday's season finale was invigorating television, and its first five or so minutes marked a series-saving shift in tone.
Who would ever expect a show called The Affair to be largely about grief? Because from Alison's perspective, over 10 weeks, that's what it's been. And Alison's confrontation with Cole just cements that.
I liked this finale a lot, when I wasn't busy being distracted by the differences in POV. But I also don't think it's a coincidence that one of my favorite episodes of the season had so little to do with the central couple as a couple.
For the most part, what I got from the season finale are a lot of thoughts on what's coming next.
Well, the season one finale of The Affair manages to be exactly that. It's a maddening, frustrating, soapy, compelling, occasionally hilarious, entertaining mess, and I somehow equally loved and hated it at the same time.
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