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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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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

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Arousing America's curiosity (Season 1) See more »

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Beau Bridges was only supposed to be on the pilot, but the producers like his performance so much that developed deeply the character of Barton to keep him around. 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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Sheen takes it to a whole new level
17 October 2013 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

Masters of Sex is unique in the way it begins to grow on you even though you never thought it would. And, it is typified by none other than the lead character, Masters.

Michael Sheen plays the doctor obsessed with physiological interpretations of sex, who would go to almost any length to pursue his longtime dream. He is complemented by the beautiful Lizzy Caplan in the role of Virginia, Masters' street-smart secretary, who is not afraid to stand up to him, or to take matters in her own hand. The two are joined by the rest of the cast, which does an alright job, though it is hard to look past the performances of these two.

Back to Masters, Sheen shows his versatility as an actor again here. William Masters is condescending, arrogant and a cold character. Yet, Sheen plays him with such finesse, with so many layers, that you cannot help but get intrigued by Masters' haughty mannerisms. Sheen is brilliant here, and plays a diametrically opposite character to his Brian Clough from the Damned United, proving his incredible range as an actor. Take a bow, Mr. Sheen.

So, while you are caught up in the conflict whether to like William Masters or to hate him, Lizzy Caplan as Virginia is a welcome distraction. And, she too plays her character with great finesse. I haven't seen Caplan's past performances, but here, she is doing a terrific job.

The story is not too intriguing to begin with, but I believe the premise will grow on the public, especially because of the purely intellectual way Masters treats it. Not too sure how long they can rivet a story around the concept, but for the moment, the actors, well Sheen essentially, is what the show is worth watching for.


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