BAD HAS NEVER BEEN THIS GOOD
By Bliss Ndapasowa
Those who say tv is not good for you may actually be right this time around as Showtime network’s new series ‘The Affair’ may not be a show couples want to watch together.
With an overall 96% reception on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series is a horribly entertaining masterpiece that makes the audience crave for a glimpse of extramarital drama.
Created and produced by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi ‘The Affair’ is an american drama/mystery tv series that tracks the effects of infidelity betwenen Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson).
Noah is a happily married school teacher and novelist from the Big Apple who meets Alison,also married, a waitress in Montauk. Both have personal struggles as Noah dislikes dependence on his rich father in law and Alison is trying to fix her marriage after the death of her four year old son.
Whether you think infidelity is an abomination, this show will absorb you as it provides justification for the shameful acts in various captivating ways.
We are used to naturally hating wrongdoers but ‘The Affair’ will magically compel you to empathize with the perpetrators and their so called motives and circumstances surrounding them.
The first episode also features a murder case being solved that requires testimonies from both Alison and Noah who give totally unrelated testaments.
‘The Affair’ is a neatly crafted entertainment piece that does not force itself on the audience, but worms its way into their good side.
With love and mystery as the major themes, this production ranks as a must watch.