Contrary to the show's name, The Affair is a lesson on why you should never cheat on your spouse. The show separates itself from other torrid romance stories by splitting its storytelling between two perspectives -- Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson). You're never really sure what THE truth is, only how they see things happening, which only becomes more intriguing as a present-day murder investigation unfolds around them. In Season 2, the story only gets more complex as the perspectives split into four to include Noah's and Alison's ex-spouses Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson).
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