Masters of Sex (2013–2016)
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Dr. William Masters, a successful doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, begins his controversial study of human sexuality. Dr. Masters recruits Virginia Johnson to be his secretary, but she quickly advances to be a valuable associate.

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Celebrated obstetrician and gynecologist William Masters, happily married but unlike to get his wife pregnant, decides to scientifically research sexual orgasms, and 'hiring' a prostitute won't suffice. Besides his official research assistant, brilliant graduate and slick, handsome womanizer Ethan Haas, he needs a female secretarial assistant and decides to recruit informally. The university refuses to contribute to such a 'lecherous' project. Written by KGF Vissers

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29 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The role of Dr. William H. Masters was to be played by British actor Paul Bettany, however he deciced not to work on the show and the role was eventually given to Michael Sheen. See more »

Goofs

Beau Bridges' character advises Dr. Masters to 'take up macramé'. While macramé had a brief popularity in Victorian England, it was virtually unknown in the USA until the hippies took it up in the late 1960s. See more »

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You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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The beginning of a beautiful partnership
9 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I can confess an immature mentality for a moment, I approached "Masters of Sex" with the promise of titillation (c'mon, it's right there in the show's title), which it does, in ways I didn't really expect. This is the story of an esteemed obstetrician who's consumed with the uncharted waters of human sexuality. And to proceed, he needs a woman's perspective, which he finds in an extremely modern receptionist who brings her own enlightened experience to the table. That's where this pilot really excels, their promising relationship. I think Michael Sheen is perfectly cast as Dr. Masters, bringing light to his severe personality. But I really like Lizzy Caplan's character - yes, she's magnetic, but her character is just a progressive shot in the arm of '50s orthodoxy. She's fascinating.

I don't have a clue where this show will really go from here (outside of Masters' and Virginia's obvious future eventual hookup), but this is a phenomenal opener; polished, well-written and above all, exciting.

10/10


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