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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dr. William Masters (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Virginia Johnson (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Libby Masters (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Betty DiMello (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Dr. Austin Langham (29 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Lester Linden / ... (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Barton Scully (21 episodes, 2013-2016)
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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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Arousing America's curiosity (Season 1) See more »

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29 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Masters & Johnson  »

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Johnson, who died in 2013 at 88, is sometimes described as a sexologist or psychologist. In reality, she had been studying for a sociology degree when Masters took her on, but the demands of their work prevented her from completing her degree. See more »

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In the 1950s, the average price of a cup of coffee was ten cents, and full meals could be purchased for around fifty cents. However, at the hospital cafeteria, actors give the cashier several dollar bills when they buy a small snack or cup of coffee and receive no change back. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Cad and the Hat (2017) See more »

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26 September 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

While Masters of Sex might not be a great show as yet, viewed strictly in terms of giving consumers something worth paying it's the equivalent of a master class in pay-TV development :) There's a lot of humor here, but it's more innocent than leering. And there's also a great deal of understandable awkwardness that seems as pertinent to 2013 to the '50s. It's an absorbing, beautifully acted story about science, emerging feminism and American culture. But it's also a gamble on the idea that great TV drama can involve stakes that are not sharpened to pointy tips. It was comforting to see that Masters of Sex has depth of vision and plenty of dramatic material to delve into without taking the easy way out with a nipple and a romp every 10 minutes :)


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