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  • Denis
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    Airs on Sunday at 10pm starting October 12 on Showtime.

    When two halves of two different married couples decide to have a
    fling, it tears their families apart .

    Starring: Dominic West (McNulty! – The Wire – The Hour), Maura Tierney (ER), Joshua Jackson (Fringe), and Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre).

    Thoughts?

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    FrozenBarbie
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     Thoughts?

    Well, on paper, the premise doesn’t sound like something that will stay very interesting or can be sustained for a whole series (maybe a mini, or movie), but that remains to be seen, of course. I think I’ll watch the first episode, for sure.

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    KyleBailey
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    For those that have the SHOWTIME ANYTIME App, the pilot is already up for a special early release. I’m watching it now and it’s pretty interesting. It’s very mellow for Showtime’s normal show styles 

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    Icky
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    The description and previews make this seem like one of those watch white people pout and sleep with one another shows, which can be particularly grating unless well executed (Mad Men).

    BTW Queen Fiona (Apple) sings the opening credit song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muh9kTlr88

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    Zayner
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    Oh my Gosh, this was one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen. Everything about it was brilliant. The acting, the chemistry, the direction, the writing etc were absolutely amazing. Ruth Wilson was the MVP. If she gets nominated anywhere, she’s winning. She kills it! Anyone who is having their doubts just needs to watch the pilot… It’s not like the trailer at all.

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    KyleBailey
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    I’m suprised this wasn’t their summer show. It has a very summer vibe to it being on the beach and everything 

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    The premise for the pilot makes it sound similar to what The Disapperance of Eleanor Rigby movies are.

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    Somnambulist
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    Looking forward to this one.

    Who else is willing to bet that the first season won’t receive a single SAG nomination, even if it’s a critical success?

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    KyleBailey
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    I don’t think SAG will but I think the Globes will welcome it with open arms 

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Anybody who is dismissing the show just because the premise sounds lame, or the trailer is lame,  you have to at least watch the pilot.   I agree that the show seems kind of bland on the surface, but, what you know is limited so as not to spoil everything.  There is a lot more going on here, trust me!

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    BamaEd
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    This show has several things working against it, for me only. Things that it has that I normally do not like. I may try an episode or 2 because I have heard great things, but I am stubborn haha

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    Denis
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    wow, this topic went hot pretty quickly…

    I tried to watch the Pilot from sho.com but it won’t lemmy stream it here from Brazil, so I’ma have to wait a proper stream or whatever other way.

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    Awardsfunyay
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    Can we talk about how there has not been a large amount of press for this show? And in say a magazine ad the poster just says “The Affair” and shows the two leads in the water, and it doesn’t really explain a lot about the plot. Is Showtime hopeing that by just being after Homeland it will do well enough? 

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    Gabriel
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    Queen Fiona (Apple) sings the opening credit song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muh9kTlr88

    Ooh, Emmy nomination, perhaps? Or maybe she’ll end up snubbed like Regina was.

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    Icky
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    And Regina deserved to get snubbed for that elevator ditty. Don’t see this one getting a nod either. It’s a bit too strange, though I’d be pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly memorable.

    The pilot was close to what I expected. I don’t really know what to think about it. It was interesting. But it was too incomplete to judge on its own. There were some very cliche “dark, moody, sexy cable drama” markings that need to be buffered in the future, including a surprise ending that wasn’t really a surprise. Wilson ( who looks distractingly like Debra Winger) was the obvious standout. West left me less certain, though there’s not much to his character in the pilot. I’ll commit to a couple more installments.

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