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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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They co-authored two classic books, the "Human Sexual Response" (1966) and the "Human Sexual Inadequacy" (1970). Both books became best-sellers and were translated into thirty languages. 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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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #2.3 (2013) 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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