The Steamiest TV Affairs Of All Time

Photo: ABC.
We know you've been there. Watching a husband or wife cheat on their significant other in a TV show, tsk tsk'ing them out loud, shaking your head in disbelief that they would dare break their vows and stoop so low.

And then, secretly: You cheer on the cheaters, hoping the affair lasts as long as possible because more cheating means more irresistibly hot sex scenes.

We get it. Morally and IRL, there isn't much worse than adultery (and of course, we don't condone it). But...we must admit, it sure does make for good entertainment. So each week, we'll be rounding up some of the steamiest, hot-and-heavy small screen affairs. Go ahead, you know you want to. Click through the slideshow. We won't tell.
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Carrie Mathison & Nicholas Brody
Homeland

Of course, this was already a steamy affair simply because of the chemistry between these two (and the fact that, despite having a wife, Brody was clearly crazy about Carrie). But what made it even more of a guilty pleasure? Brody's secret status as a double agent. We were mad at for being a traitor to his country — and for cheating on his wife. Although, technically his wife also cheated...but she thought he was dead...so, yea, this was a very complicated situation. And very hot.
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Photo: Showtime.
The Affair
Noah Solloway and Allison Lockhart

Let's dive right in, shall we? As apparent by its title, Showtime's hit show centers on one major affair. But with this series, we see not just how the breaking of vows affects one marriage, but two. And even by seeing how it hurts all the parties involved, including children, we couldn't help but wait breathlessly for the sexy scenes on the beach...and in the shower...and in hotel rooms...
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Photo: ABC.
Scandal
Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant

By now the will-they-won't-they, back-and-forth relationship between DC's fixer and (spoiler-alert) the once-married President of the United States is synonymous with, well, scandal. While it remains to be seen whether the not-so-secret lovers will ever run away together to make jam in Vermont, five seasons later, we still wait each week to see if Olivia um, visits the President in the Oval Office.
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Photo: HBO.
Game of Thrones
Cersei and Jamie Lannister

In true Game of Thrones fashion, the show threw us a curve ball from the very first episode, introducing us to an icy queen who was cheating on her husband with...her brother. It doesn't get much creepier than incest, and yet somehow the electricity between the two is — dare we say...sexy. Shudder.
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Photo: HBO.
Sex and the City
Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big

Of course, they end up together in the end (and eventually get married themselves in the movie). But remember when Mr. Big was married — to someone else — and Carrie was dating too-nice-for-her-own-good Aiden? Despite one wife and one boyfriend, Carrie and Big found their way to one another between the sheets. Even though it was so wrong, it felt so right. And hey, they ended up together in the end, so that makes it a little less wrong, right?
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Photo: Netflix.
House of Cards
Frank Underwood and Zoe Barnes

This was another affair that had major creep factor, perhaps because of their age difference, or perhaps because Frank was clearly using Zoe as as a pawn. But she was also using him for her own gain, and somehow their political ploys made for a hot, heavy, and dirty relationship.
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How To Get Away With Murder
Annalise Keating and Nate Lahey

When we first met Annalise, we knew her as a married, no-nonsense lawyer and professor. But we quickly met her boy toy, a police officer named Nate who wasn't shy about showing Annalise his, uh...affection. Or, luckily for us, his abs.
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Photo: AMC.
Breaking Bad
Skylar White and Ted Beneke

This was an affair to remember if only for the moment when Skylar, who has been ignored by her husband, Walter (while he was off running his little crystal meth empire) finally gives in to her temptations and gets some of the lovin' she deserves. We couldn't help but feel satisfied on her behalf when she admitted to her husband "I fucked Ted."
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Photo: AMC.
Don Draper & Sylvia Rosen
Mad Men

Don Draper had quite a few wives — and trysts. But the most sensual was with his neighbor Sylvia, who was married herself. The palpable tension between the two every time they encountered one another in the elevator was enough for a pause and rewind — not to mention the actual sex scenes.
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