Thursday, October 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Affair

The Affair: Season 2, Episode 2 (B+)

There’s no denying that the way that this show does storytelling is fascinating, even though it’s covered only a small time period in the first two episodes of this season. Shifting to the younger couple who separated as a result of the title indiscretion proved very interesting, and also featured Alison and Cole mostly in settings without any of the major characters. Alison’s life at home wasn’t all that interesting, and it was so intriguing to watch her get offered a job for her host, who she didn’t even realize was the head of a publishing house, rewarded for her lack of reaction to her high position with some truly affirming work that just made sense. Noah sure does seem cruel and unkind in everyone else’s recollections of him, and he was definitely selfish and moody when he arrived home to rain on Alison’s good news. Their passionate makeup was indicative of what it is that keeps them going, though clearly they do care for each other too. Cole driving a taxi and picking up Bruce was a fascinating introduction because of how bluntly he spoke with Cole with no idea whatsoever of how closely connected to him he was. Cole’s visit to Alison went much differently than Alison experienced it, but he was still irritable and threatening as she perceived him. Flashing forward to the future to discover that Alison is in fact married to Noah and they have a child was a surprise, and the look in Cole’s eyes after the bail was announced was one of true fury that makes it seem like he truly could be capable of anything.

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