I want to thank CBS Home Video, one of the
big DVD companies that has been really nice to me - giving
me many DVD's to watch and review for my site... including
these large boxed sets! It's a great perk of the job.
Showtime has really good shows. I don't
think I've ever watched a show on that channel that I didn't
love. They just don't make bad shows. This one is a very
heart-wrenching drama about 4 people and their significant
others, and what happens when they go through divorce,
marriage and other trials in life. People screw up, and they
get hurt, and their lives go on. It's very good. HBO tried a
similar called "Divorce," but it was really boring and sad.
Somehow the writers of this show made these people
compelling and made us want to see what happens to them as
well as what they're thinking and feeling. It's not a light,
fun show where you can just sit back and knit or something
while you watch it. It's just too riveting. Plus, they threw
in a murder mystery on top of the rest of it.
exciting aspect of this series is how they show different
scenes seen from each character's viewpoint. It doesn't get
boring, either. You have to guess which viewpoint is closest
to the "real" one. It's also a beautifully-photographed
I have to admit that the only reason I watched
this show is because of Joshua Jackson, whom I loved so much
in "Dawson's Creek" and "Fringe." He's always spectacular in
whatever role he has. Unfortunately, not all of the
characters survive for the entire series. The two main stars
are Dominic West and Maura Tierney, so it's best to remember
that if you watch the show series.
If you're having
problems with your relationship (marriage or not), or you've
been the victim of adultry, you might not want to watch the
show. To me, the main character, Noah, is so flawed, that I
hate him pretty much from the first season. Dominic West's
acting is the only thing that saves the show.
show skips ahead in time, which somehow works. That's been
done on other shows, sometimes successfully. "The Affair" is
described on the DVD as "provocative," and that's indeed the
best way to describe it. You'll either love it or hate it,
but you'll probably want to keep watching.
set has many great features - over 80 minutes' worth. It's a
good gift for your favorite fan of dramas...especially if
they're very smart.
The Final Season,
The Complete Series
March 10, 2020
explores the emotional and
psychological effects of an affair
that destroyed two marriages, and the
crime that brings these individuals back together.
Young diner waitress Alison and her husband, rancher Cole,
are struggling both personally and financially, in
the wake of tragedy. Noah, a settled
teacher and would-be novelist, is summering at his in-laws'
Hamptons estate with his wife, Helen, and four kids. When
Noah meets Alison, they begin an affair.
For her, he's a welcome escape; for him, she's a pretty
distraction. But, the tryst
eventually ends two marriages -- one that was already a bit
shaky, the other that was on solid
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