Even before therapist and author Esther Perel began working as a consultant on The Affair, her work was influencing the show. “We had actually already read an article wherein Esther was quoted saying something like, ‘oftentimes when somebody in a couple cheats, it’s not because they’re unhappy with their spouse or their partner. They’ve become unhappy with themselves,'” co-creator Sarah Treem told EW. “We loved that quote, and we had put it up on the board of the writers’ room as an inspiration.”
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The Affair has been labeled the Rashomon of marriage dramas, thanks to its he said/she said structure—but it’s also a pretty compelling mystery. The two main characters, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), are telling the story of their affair to a detective who appears to be investigating a murder. So far, all we know is this: Someone died. And that someone is a man, probably a local, though he was run down on a road that’s primarily used by tourists. And he died the night of a party. And Alison misses him now that he’s gone. A few (very small) clues!
So, who exactly is doomed? Well, listen to “Container,” the beautiful, unsettling theme song that Fiona Apple originally wrote as an unreleased track and revamped specifically for the show, and you’ll notice that Apple might be hinting at someone specific. “I was screaming into the canyon at the moment of my death,” she sings. “The echo I created outlasted my last breath/My voice it made an avalanche and buried a man I never knew/And when he died, his widowed bride met your daddy, and they made you.”
In advance of the show’s premiere next Sunday, Showtime has made the first episode of the new drama The Affair available to watch. READ FULL STORY
Showtime’s new drama The Affair is becoming more and more intriguing.
The provocative series stars Dominic West as Noah, a New Yorker who begins to have an affair with local waitress Allison (Ruth Wilson) while vacationing for the summer in Long Island. However, both of them are married: Allison to a tough cowboy (Joshua Jackson), and Noah to his college sweetheart (Maura Tierney), whose lives are turned upside down by the affair.
Fringe and Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson is making the jump to Showtime for the cable channel’s pilot The Affair. Jackson will play a Long Island cowboy (that’s not a metaphor, his character actually manages a ranch) in the drama that deals with spouses, wandering eyes, and the effects of an affair on two families.
Watching the trailer for Luther‘s newest
series season, you’d never know that Idris Elba is having the biggest summer of his career, starring in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Indeed, he’s slipped right back into the skin of the best, most unstable detective in Britain. (How do someone’s shoulders convey so much emotion?)
Though the show has been awash with buzz since premiering in 2010, it’s actually been off the air since 2011. What’s happened since? New killer(s) on the loose, of course. Luther, still unraveling, of course. And Ruth Wilson’s Alice — she’s back, y’all, and she’s waving at us.
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