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Masters of Sex 

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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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Michelle Ashford
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Sheen ...  Dr. William Masters 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Lizzy Caplan ...  Virginia Johnson 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Caitlin FitzGerald ...  Libby Masters 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Annaleigh Ashford ...  Betty DiMello 37 episodes, 2013-2016
Teddy Sears ...  Dr. Austin Langham 29 episodes, 2013-2016
Kevin Christy ...  Lester Linden 26 episodes, 2013-2016
Beau Bridges ...  Dr. Barton Scully 21 episodes, 2013-2016
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masters & Johnson See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

William H. Masters and Virginia Johnson's work began in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis and continued at the not-for-profit research institution they founded in St. Louis in 1964. It was called the "Reproductive Biology Research Foundation" and renamed the "Masters & Johnson Institute" in 1978. See more »

Goofs

The final season depicts Masters believing in the modern idea that sexual orientation is innate and being reluctant at best to explore gay conversion therapy. In reality, Masters was a lifelong proponent of gay conversion therapy and never abandoned the practice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.84 (2014) See more »

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.. three seasons and gets better each one... keep it going...
26 November 2014 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

M&J truly achieved what they set out to do... as there are not many couples having the societal impact these two individuals implanted on the world. This production is not a documentary, and doesn't pretend to be, as a result lots of the interactive dramas played out on screen are what Hollywood might dream up.. but overall it is exceptionally good entertainment. Now deep into its' third season and it just keeps getting better. It's infidelity on steroids.. everyone is going different ways.. where it winds up bet ya the writers don't even know right now. And that's a great accomplishment, and a credit to all involved... with some very impressive writing and outstanding acting performances to match.. Lizzy Caplan is dazzling (this series has made her a bona-fide star). We all know where the real life story goes (just look it up on wiki), but this version could wind up anywhere.. and still appears it's going to remain continually enticing and impressive irregardless. Not many shows get an 8+ rating.. this one well deserves it !!


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