The mysteries of sexual attraction aren't the only enigmatic forces at play in Showtime's intensely intimate new drama The Affair (Sunday, 10/9c), which adopts a provocative he-remembers/she-remembers approach to an extramarital fling during a Long Island summer. By the end of the absorbing first episode (all that Showtime has made available for review in advance of the 10-week season), with the actual affair still in the offing, we're not quite sure who, if anyone, we can believe.
As the story unfolds in parallel flashback, the memories don't quite match up. So who made the first significant eye contact? Who's the provocateur? And perhaps the greatest puzzle is why each is telling this very personal, intimate story to the authorities, in a framing device reminiscent of True Detective. So there are plenty of unanswered questions in the first, hypnotic hour.read more
Starring in, writing and producing a TV show may sound like a lot of work, but for stand-up comedian-turned-sitcom star Cristela Alonzo, it's a dream come true.
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Things are getting even steamier in the Lipstick Jungle next season when Rosie Perez and Puerto Rican singer Carlos Ponce heat up the action for several episodes. Ponce will be giving Victory's (Lindsey Price) main squeeze, Joe Bennett (Andrew McCarthy), a run for his money as the sexy Rodrigo, a contractor who promises to be antithesis of McCarthy's bougie character. Perez, meanwhile, will play Dalia, a feisty publicist who's at the top of her game. Dalia was reportedly inspired by Salma Hayek, who's literally running the show around Hollywood these days.Since Bennett isn't out of the picture, it can only mean that Lipstick will likely be melting with all the intrigue and attraction. How do you think these new show additions will handle Jungle life? The new roles were first reported by E! Online. Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to take a walk in the Jungle.Related: Mary Tyler Moore Welcomed to the Jungleread more