THE AFFAIR: SEASON THREE REVIEWED
“The Affair” offered me one grand takeaway. Brendan Fraser is not aging gracefully. Other than that, this season continues the downward slide of a prolonged murder arc that now leads into an elongated custody arc. While it takes a lot to get a casual viewer to care about the problems of a group of 40 somethings, it’s even more to drag it out for three years. The series is quite the acting showcase, but the storytelling leaves a ton to be desired.
How can that be? Well, the basic conceit of the show involves an affair. An affair that was uncovered for the most part. But, it still provided a four way split into a fractured duo of relationships. Now, we have two new POVs in the series, but the hinge on how cool they find Dominic West. I hate to say it, people. Such fragmentation is a sign that things need to wrap up. Will Showtime do the right thing? Find out in a year.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1