10 Best TV Episodes of the Season Thus Far

     December 25, 2014

Television is great right now.  It’s no secret that some of the best storytelling of any medium is happening right now on the small screen with exciting filmmakers and incredibly talented performers flocking to TV as they’re drawn to its …

THE AFFAIR Season One Finale Recap: “10”

     December 21, 2014

All season, The Affair has ridden a dark, moody, emotional wave, intertwining Noah and Alison’s stories of not just the carefree days of a summer fling, but of the harsh, cold reality of what it has meant for them and …

THE AFFAIR Recap: “9”

     December 14, 2014

The Affair is trying to break us.  That’s been it’s point all along, right?  To emotionally devastate viewers so intensely that it’s impossible to bounce back?  The show has always been heavy.  It’s has portrayed difficult themes with an unflinching …

THE AFFAIR Recap: “8”

     December 7, 2014

After its holiday break, The Affair returned with yet another difficult and deeply emotional episode.  But, it also showed how much more there is to explore within The Affair’s world, even outside of the murder (which has always felt tangential, …

THE AFFAIR Recap: “7”

     November 23, 2014

In “7,” The Affair (both proper noun and otherwise) had a reckoning.  As I’ve noted all season, one of the things that makes The Affair so engaging, but also so difficult, is how real and natural its dialogue can feel.  The fights and confrontations …

THE AFFAIR Recap: “6”

     November 16, 2014

Things took a hard turn in The Affair‘s “6,” as Noah (and viewers) discovered some new things about the Lockharts and their business interests.  The recollections also differed wildly again, and there was no present day perspective given.  While in …