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Dominic West
'The Affair' puts a postmodern twist on infidelity
'The Affair' puts a postmodern twist on infidelity

In an empty office space with sweeping views of midtown Manhattan, Dominic West and Maura Tierney are seated on a couch looking, well, miserable. "I could have had anyone I wanted when I was young ... I chose you," says Tierney in character as Helen, half of a seemingly perfect Brooklyn couple whose marriage is torn asunder by infidelity in the new Showtime drama "The Affair." She may sound harsh, but her husband, Noah, played by West, has probably earned the tongue-lashing: The seemingly loyal father of four has had an affair with Alison (played by Ruth Wilson), a married waitress from Montauk, the seaside town where Helen's wealthy family owns a home. The...