Watch Now

on Prime Video

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

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
476 ( 2)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Dr. William Masters 46 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Virginia Johnson 46 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Libby Masters 46 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Betty DiMello 37 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Dr. Austin Langham 29 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Lester Linden 26 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Dr. Barton Scully 21 episodes, 2013-2016
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They've found their groove (Season 4). See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masters & Johnson  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the introduction sequence, the quarter being inserted into the vending machine behind Michael Sheen's name says, "Quarter Dollar" under Washington's profile. This design was introduced for the "50 State Quarters" program, which began in 1999. A quarter from the time of this show, set more than 40 years earlier than this TV show, would clearly show the year of minting beneath Washington's profile. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Cad and the Hat (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best show of 2013
17 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

The title "Masters of Sex" works on many levels and the creators of the show are well aware of the attention that this title will draw. This show is about the first scientific research in the area of sex based on the Masters and Johnson studies, who are the protagonists of the story set to the backdrop of the late 1950's at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The set design is just about right and it very accurately represents the theme and ideology of the time. The characters are sketched out perfectly and there is no dearth of good acting performances with Michael Sheen stealing the show for his portrayal of the incredibly complex William Masters. The main part of the show is of course the study of human sexual response which implies a lot of mature content. These scenes, however tastefully done, may be a little too strong for the average viewer but if one can get over the explicit content, one can see their relevance to the plot. The story still seems a little empty at certain times but can be expected to fill up as it progresses with the introduction of new characters. All in all, a very well presented and unique show.


17 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 46 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial