The Affair: Season 3 Reviews

June 18, 2018
Season 3 muddied the water in several ways, starting and ending with Noah (Dominic West) - the show's most frustrating character.
January 5, 2017
The Showtime series has just gotten unnecessarily odd.
November 22, 2016
Even when I don't agree with all of the show's choices, it's a lot of fun to write about, just because there's so much there. And the performances are always spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 21, 2016
The show can't linger with what this means. It can't stay with the idea that hardship has just made Noah into more of who he already was. That's not how drama works, it seems to want to tell us; drama needs some kind of forward progression.
November 21, 2016
Noah's prison experiences, which are recalled in the show's familiar flashback framework, add a new texture to the show.
November 20, 2016
[It] didn't take a different narrative gaze so much as became a MUCH MORE HORRIFYING SHOW.
November 18, 2016
The Affair, co-created by Sarah Treem, who writes many of the episodes, and Hagai Levy (In Treatment), remains absorbing and maddening, illuminating and frustratingly opaque, all in equal measure.
November 18, 2016
All of which is my way of saying that the first few heavily burdened episodes of the third season of Showtime's sharply satisfying drama The Affair leave me a bit ambivalent about the idea of moving along.
November 17, 2016
The Affair continues to keep us intrigued, which is always an accomplishment worth noting; we'll definitely be watching as Season 3 proceeds. If only because the show has built up a rich tapestry beyond its most problematic character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
November 16, 2016
Dark and thrilling, The Affair returns with a huge wallop - and glorious French star Irne Jacob is in the house.
Full Review | Original Score: A