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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 & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Their work is their passion (Season 2) See more »

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29 September 2013 (USA)  »

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In the series, Virginia has been married and divorced twice before meeting Dr. Masters. In reality, she may have been married three times, although there is conflicting information on whether one of the marriages was legal. 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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What a treat!
7 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first review I have ever done of a series, or movie, so please bear with me.

I have limited time and rarely add new content to my TV viewing, however, after reading about the series, I decided to take a look at this new one. I am totally intrigued and think it conveys the sexual culture in that time period while fleshing out the personal dynamics of researchers Masters and Johnson. The two leading the cast are Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. They are riveting to watch.

The tone, the clothes, the music... so well done. I have only seen two episodes, yet I became aware of how far our sexual culture has changed, and despite those changes, both good and bad, we still label people even now who are sexually active or adventurous.


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