The Affair

The Affair

Season Two

DVD - 2016
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With a murder unsolved and a betrayal exposed, the truth is suspect and shifting between the perspectives of Noah, Alison, Helen and Cole, the story now reveals the complex family ties, passionate betrayals and vengeful emotions that have resulted from the illicit summer liaison. And as the two estranged couples try individually to plan for the future, a new series of deceptions will once again force them to question everything they believed.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount, ©2016.
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (11 hr., 43 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, stereo, Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0, rda
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Alternative Title: Affair (Television program)

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britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“All you ever wanted was more. I wanted her.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“What are you making?”
“Dover sole.”
“Does that taste fishy?”
“Well, it's a fish.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“What are you doing now?”
“I don't actually know. I know that sounds ridiculous because I'm 32, but I don't know, I guess I'm still figuring it out.”
“Welcome to the club.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

(asking who Hugo is)
“He’s this ridiculously expensive physical therapist that Yvonne imported from France--”
“He’s from New Jersey.”
“--who has choreographed an entire exercise routine for me because what he really wants to do is dance.”
“Hugo made the mistake of telling Robert that he had been in a ballet corps when he was younger and now Robert can't take anything he says seriously.”
“The best thing you can do after knee surgery is just walk.”
“How do you know that?”
“Everybody knows it. The whole Internet knows it.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“Fine. What do I know? I'm just seventy.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

(asking Helen if she knew about her husband's affair)
“I just have heard that there's a sixth sense that women have, you know, like a kind of aura?”
“You know, now that you mention it, there was a sort of rainbow shooting out of his d**k last summer. I probably should have paid more attention to that.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“That's the terrible thing about living. You can never go back.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

(offering a cup of coffee)
“I didn't know how you take it.”
“Black’s fine.”
“I added two creams and two sugars.”
“Great.”
“Trust me, it's precinct coffee. It needs help.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“How much did you make?”
“My abacus broke.”

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

“I made this mistake with my first wife. I wanted her to understand everything about me; when she didn't, that she had failed me somehow; that it wasn't true love. You've obviously been dealt a brutal hand and he may never be able to fully appreciate it, but there will always be something about him that baffles you.”

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filmneye
Nov 23, 2018

The Affair is one of the best written & best acted TV series I've ever watched. The complexity of relationships has never been explored so intimately & so nuanced in a TV series before IMHO. The 4 main characters are so compelling to watch, esp. the actor who plays Noah & the actress who plays Alison.
There are times when the plot is somewhat unbelievable, as well as the sex, but overall, the emotional experiences of these characters ring very true, and that's what is most important in a dramatic series like this one

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andreajesse
Nov 17, 2018

Spoiler alert. I can't talk about it without giving specifics. I like the series slightly less now mostly because there are more and more characters and it makes things hard to follow. Cole has found a new woman. While it's good to see he's moving on, Luiza seems like a whiny shrew and I don't see the attraction. Alison wants her daughter back after having suffered some kind of breakdown. This is an interesting story element, but we never get to see the breakdown. We only hear people refer to it. I would have liked to see the cinematic representation of that. The most interesting character continues to be jilted wife Helen. She also offers some comic relief sometimes which is very welcome in this mostly dark series. She is moving on with her life with a new man.... or is she? She obviously still has feelings for Noah. Noah tries to be the good guy and take the fall for something that in fact both Helen and Alison are responsible for. The writing was so good for season one. It is starting to fall apart a little. Certain elements just don't add up, but I'm invested in the characters now and I'll continue to season three.

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LindaMarion
Apr 24, 2017

watched the first season - great. second season - watched first 3 episodes, so slow, skipped to last 3 episodes in series. very good. just watch those episodes, everything else in between slow and torturous. but i will watch season 3 because i find the characters very interesting and so human. overall - terrific acting!!

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Bookworm39
Apr 15, 2017

Enjoyed this Series very much. Wish there was more.

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annadwen
Apr 05, 2017

sometimes interesting and intriguing, other times "pure soap opera"!

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MissyJayne
Nov 29, 2016

I am always intrigued as to what will happen next and it did end with a good cliffhanger. But, overall I did not like this season as much as the first. And, I do find the different narratives tiresome.

britprincess1ajax Oct 14, 2016

People are strange creatures and it's time for a second act. We pick up from where we left off. Helen and Noah are going through a divorce, while the affairs go on. Noah is under fire as he faces criminal charges for a crime he may or may not have committed, while Helen is creating her own personal hell and then digging her way out of it. She does what her mother says and plays into social obligations rather than making her own path … for a little while. Helen sees herself as a victim trampled by bullies. She plays the role of the good depressed single mother/daughter to a tee, but you can see the cracks forming until she becomes just as destructively flawed as her demonized ex-husband. But who is the real monster? Maybe it's neither Noah nor Helen. Is it Alison, the other woman hidden away in a cabin on the lake or a penthouse apartment, quietly contemplating circumstances in what should be paradise but decidedly isn't so as she starts to see her lover for what he really is? Or Cole, the recurring ex who refuses to bid adieu, a resistant thorn in Alison's side that she can't pull out for fear of bleeding to death? This show is all about deceit, both the little white lies and the whopping great ones. We bounce back and forth from perspective to perspective and again it is up to us, the audience, to decide who is telling the truth in this perpetual test of credibility. The more vantage points we have to view this complex tale of a disintegrating family from, the more interesting it becomes. We get a few newbies in the roster to become all the more tangled in this warped web of shattered relationships. This season is enthralling, even better than the first, with its twists and turns, especially in regards to the high-profile murder trial. Everything matters; all that foreshadowing decides the outcome. Welcome back to Montauk. I highly recommend the second season of THE AFFAIR.

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