The Affair: Season 5 (2019)


Season 5
The Affair

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As addicting and outlandish as ever, season five proves the perfect farewell for The Affair.



Critic Ratings: 16


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User Ratings: 70
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Critic Reviews for The Affair Season 5

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

No TV series has dropped the viewer in the middle of narrative discord quite so effectively, as each hour split its perspective among different characters.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Affair" began at the "End" - Montauk - five seasons ago, and ends at The End. This seems exactly right.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's such an odd yet intriguing swerve, much in keeping with "The Affair's" willingness to mess around.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
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The original spark that came from Noah and Alison has fizzled out but there are still plenty of knotty relationships, zinging lines and even a larky cameo from Danish actor Claes Bang... This affair seems far from over.

Aug 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The soapy plot is getting ridiculously bubblier - but some of us remain determined to find out what crazy thing happens next, dramatized by some of the best actors on TV.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

There is nothing more The Affair than these two getting together (and then inevitably falling apart in an epic catastrophe).

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Affair Season 5 Episode 1 was a colossal waste of time.

Aug 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.0/5.0 | Full Review…

The central character list might be a bit slimmer, but the suffering is still the same in The Affair's fifth and final season.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

The overwhelming majority of The Affair's episodes are directed by men, making it difficult to push beyond the male gaze.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Cringeworthy: that is the only descriptor for the events that transpire throughout this episode.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

There's something insanely watchable about The Affair, tricks and all.

Aug 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The drama, well scripted and beautifully acted as ever, continues to play around with time frames as we saw flashbacks to Vik's terminal cancer.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Affair: Season 5

  • Jan 31, 2020
    I followed the show from the first episode, until yesterday that I saw the last one. Undoubtedly, they leave us with a smile, achieving an unthinkable effect on the audience. From uncontrolled passion, to unbridled anger, through hatred, redemption, sadness, all emotions together over 5 seasons. In our hearts the four main characters. And the incredible performance of Maura Tierney
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Great acting as usual, the humanity aspect was brilliantly portrayed. Overall, Loved it.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    The show has gotten progressively woke (no pun intended) and progressively worse. It's not a coincidence.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Best farewell season!!!
  • Dec 18, 2019
    This show is my favorite and season 5 was so great I am so sad that it is over after only 5 seasons. But it ended in a great way and I would recommend to anyone.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Fantastic series ending, with brilliant Dominic West and the rest of cast. Absolutely worth watching
  • Nov 19, 2019
    What happened to my favorite series? Who wrote the script for this season? It's absolute bullshit & super boring!
  • Nov 15, 2019
    After 5 seasons, the sellout Hallmark card finale has brought me full circle to my original opinion: This is Levi and Treem's more commercial but vastly inferior follow-up to "In Treatment." The likeable cast must be congratulated for bringing some sense of reality to their characters as the writers often seemed to be suffering from amnesia.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    I enjoyed the entire series, but especially the final season. Noah Solloway had a great character arc. I hated, face-palmed, and rooted for him (sometimes within the same episode). The series dealt with many issues beyond "the affair" including grief, substance abuse, sexism, depression, and violence. There was a nice mix of drama and humor with a format that served as a constant reminder that experience is subjective and memory is imperfect.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Soap as f**k dar se duce intr-un loc misto

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