Friday, November 13, 2015
Join the affair
Anybody out there watching The Affair on Showtime? Now in its second season, I'm still really enjoying it.
It's great to have a show about adults talking to one another about adult things (and not just sexual things), with a good bit of subtlety, nuance, and metaphor thrown in. It's like the TV equivalent of a John Updike or Philip Roth novel, with the spirit of Robert Altman hovering over it all.
But I don't want to make the show feel like homework. As thoughtful and emotionally complex as it is, it's also engrossing and often fun.
Anyway, give this a look if you want a break from all the police and crime plots on television, though the The Affair covers its bases and gives us a little cops & crime, too. But just a little.
The Affair airs Sundays at 10:00 p.m., but do yourself a favor and catch up on the earlier episodes via Showtime On Demand first. If you're at all curious about the show, you should jump in from the beginning.