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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.
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 Dr. William Masters (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Virginia Johnson (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Libby Masters (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dr. Austin Langham (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Betty DiMello (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Lester Linden (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Barton Scully (17 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Jane Martin (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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1956: Dr. Charles Alfred Kinsey, Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, dies. Fertility surgeon and specialist, Dr. William Howell Masters, also fascinated with the science surrounding human sexuality, meets future research partner, Virginia Ellis Johnson, at Washington University in Missouri. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Exteriors of the Washington University Medical Center were filmed outside the Irving Thalberg Building at Sony Pictures (formerly MGM) in Culver City. This building had previously been used for exteriors of Blair General Hospital in the "Dr. Kildare" movies and TV series. See more »

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The art seen in Virginia's child's comic book is of a modern style. Additionally, the printing of the comic book is modern and not the four-color printing that was in use at the time. See more »

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Not up to par
6 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure where the train went off the tracks with this show. The cast is potentially great and there's certainly enough material there to work with, but Masters falls short of what it could and should have been.

The problem, I think, is that this show is satisfied picking only the lowest hanging fruit in terms of acting, character and story development. Exception for the nudity and situation, this plays no better than a poor, made-for-TV movie from the '90s when it could have given viewers the ride they get from Boardwalk Empire, the Wire, etc.

All the characters are basically one-dimensional straw men, written and acted with the minimal effort.

Lizzy Caplan, whom I've loved in everything else I've seen her in, is among the most wooden, predictable characters imaginable despite the fact that, on paper, she's playing a frisky, single mother trying to break the social mold ('50s America) she's stuck in. Lizzy's playing the role with less intent than June Clever.

I really wanted to like this show, but it's not worth the effort in my view, and I'm guessing the fault lies with Michael Sheen, the producer and main character in this. Where's the effort, Mike?


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