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A taut, gripping inquiry into 'The Affair'
A taut, gripping inquiry into 'The Affair'

Infidelity, a clever construct and a terrific cast are what sell Showtime's new drama "The Affair," which premieres Sunday and stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. What makes it intriguing, and potentially important, is memory. Or as it's more commonly called, memoir, currently the great American art form. Fiction, nonfiction, books, film and television, all are currently awash in first person. The narrative "I" seems to have become the easiest way to reach an audience and focus the action with any narrative gaps easily filled in via voice-over. But not every narrator is reliable, and even those with the best intentions are imperfect. Memory is not so much...

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