This week on The Affair: apparently, it’s still going! And the “two different sides of the story” conceit grows more nonsensical and leaden with boredom by the minute. We want to learn just what love is, whether it’s the love you have with your wife or the love you have with the sexy young thing you’ve been giving it to; obviously, the latter is far more deserving of the amorphous cloud of pheromones that we like to call “luv.” … Read More
This week on The Affair: We almost get a good episode! At least one-half of one, that is! Maura Tierney continues to be slightly too good for this show and is making a character that feels half-written real and true. … Read More
There’s a hoary old quote out there, attributed to someone long gone, that says that there are three sides to every story — your side, the other side, and the truth. Regarding the premiere of The Affair, written by cocreator Sarah Treem, we have two examples of the little Rashomons that make up our daily lives. Whether that storytelling style keeps up remains to be seen, but for now: Here’s what happened in that twenty-four hours, from our new friends, and presumable future affair-havers, Noah and Alison. … Read More
Infidelity is mundane. It’s an easy path to instant drama. Yet what Showtime’s new series The Affair is doing with a sexy hook — pretty people cheating! — is something to marvel over. Based on the assured pilot and its steady plotting, which will make you long to watch all of it right now, it’s by far the best new drama of the season. And it could become your new… Read More
Showtime’s newest drama, The Affair, uses all the typical buzzwords: “provocative,” “intrigue,” “emotionally-charged,” “shirtless McNulty from The Wire,” etc. but it’s one of… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
Over the past few weeks on Go Fug Yourself, we took… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we followed The Daily Show’s John Oliver on his amazing report into the White House press corps, wondered why M.I.A. would name her son Ickitt, but loved that the story was randomly broken by Latina magazine, learned that everyone can be a cited movie critic as long as they… Read More