<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

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Series premiere talkback: 'The Affair'

What did everybody think of Dominic West and Ruth Wilson in Showtime's new drama?

I posted my review of Showtime's "The Affair" a few days ago (along with an interview with Sarah Treem). Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight — or watched the pilot on YouTube or On Demand earlier — what did you think? Can you forgive Dominic West for cheating on Maura Tierney, or Ruth Wilson for cheating on Joshua Jackson? Did you find one perspective more interesting — or more "real" — than the other? Did you get tired of seeing some of the same scenes twice, or were the differences interesting enough? How did you feel about the prank Noah's son pulls, especially coming so soon before the incident at the restaurant with his daughter? If you're a "Wire" fan, did you laugh at John Doman again scolding Dominic West? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead

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Chelsea Peretti in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

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'The Affair' co-creator Sarah Treem: 'We wanted to tell a story about two good people'

Why would Dominic West cheat on Maura Tierney? How will the 'Rashomon' structure work?

The premise of Showtime’s “The Affair” — in which Dominic West and Ruth Wilson get together, cheating on, respectively, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson — didn’t much interest me when I heard about it, even when those actors were involved. Then I heard that Sarah Treem was one of the creators and the lead writer, and my tune started to change.

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Anna Martemucci in The Chair

Credit: Starz

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Parenthood

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<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

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Review: Showtime's complicated, engrossing 'The Affair'

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Do we want to watch Dominic West cheat on Maura Tierney? For one episode, at least, yes.

"I was a happy man back then," Noah  explains. "Was proud of my family. My first book had just come out. Everything I'd promised myself I would achieve as a young man, I'd done it."

"But?" he's asked.

And Noah replies, "That's the thing: There is no 'but.' When I look back, I can't tell you why it happened."

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