Our TV critic, David Bianculli, reviews The Affair:
Showtime’s newest drama series, The Affair, is the story of two people who betray their respective spouses and fall into an extramarital relationship. What makes this TV show so distinctively different, and so utterly captivating, is that it’s not told from just one point of view. It’s like Akira Kurosawa’s classic Japanese drama Rashomon, or Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, where memories are revisited that turn out to be less than entirely accurate, or trustworthy. It means you have to pay close attention – but if you do, the subtleties and subtexts build up, and offer entirely new possible interpretations of events.