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Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Affair 5.3: The Raya App



The Joanie segment of The Affair 5.3 tonight was short, but worthwhile.  She likes it rough.  Future Long Island is also suffering more than we might have thought from climate change.  And the earlier Noah and Helen stories were outstanding.

They both revolve around Sasha.  He's a demanding actor and director.  That would upset Noah anyway, given that the movie Sasha is directing and acting in is an adaption of Noah's book, i.e., it's his life.  My favorite part of all of that - that being the Noah-Helen-Sasha stories, not the movie (though the two of course are intertwined), was the triple karaoke performance.  Sasha, Helen, and Noah each performing separately.  They all sounded great (I'm assuming, hoping, the vocals were all performed by the very actors).  But I liked Noah's the best. Drunk, barely on key, but still excellent.  Dominic West should get an award just for that.

But my favorite phrase came a little earlier, when Whitney says something about the Raya app.  It's real - it exists in our reality.  It started a few years ago.  According to Wikipedia, the "application was initially a dating app, but added features to promote professional networking for members of the entertainment industry."  Isn't that just perfect for The Affair?  It started and still is very much about relationships.  But via Noah and his novel now being made into a movie, it's just as much a story of the entertainment world.

Speaking of which, lots of sex in tonight's episode, too.  I already mentioned Joanie.  Sasha and Helen have a good time, too.  Good for Helen is bad for Noah.  I know, his default is he deserves what he gets.  But I'm still pulling for him to get some happiness before this season and his story ends, too - unlikely as that seems.  He did go to prison for Helen.

More next week.



And see also The Affair 3.1: Sneak Preview Review ... The Affair 3.2: Sneak Preview Review: Right Minds ... The Affair 3.3: Who Attached Noah? ... The Affair 3.4: The Same Endings in Montauk ... The Affair 3.5: Blocked Love ... The Affair 3.6: The Wound ... The Affair 3.7: The White Shirt ... The Affair 3.8: The "Miserable Hero" ... The Affair 3.9: A Sliver of Clarity ... The Affair 3.10: Taking Paris

And see also The Affair 2.1: Advances ... The Affair 2.2: Loving a Writer ... The Affair 2.3: The Half-Wolf ... The Affair 2.4: Helen at Distraction ... The Affair 2.5: Golden Cole ... The Affair 2.6: The End (of Noah's Novel) ... The Affair 2.7: Stunner ... The Affair 2.8: The Reading, the Review, the Prize ...The Affair 2.9: Nameless Hurricane ... The Affair 2.10: Meets In Treatment ... The Affair 2.11: Alison and Cole in Business ... The Affair Season 2 Finale: No One's Fault

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