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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 & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Do it. For science. (season 1) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Site

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masters & Johnson See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Julianne Nicholson (Dr. Lillian DePaul) also had a role in Kinsey, the 2004 movie about the other major twentieth-century American sex researcher, Indiana University's Alfred Kinsey. 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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Original, Sexy & True
23 September 2013 | by nikashviliSee all my reviews

Masters of Sex is Showtimes's new TV series about the scientist who actually made a sexual revolution to happen in United States. Being based on true events and true people, show tells most revolutionary story of recent history

Dr. Williams Masters (Michael Sheen) is a research scientist - a very curious one who tries to explore human sexuality. For this reason he is observing people while they have sex. And he starts to discover things he never though about, and not only he. For instance that most of women just fake orgasm, the screams and shouts during acts are mostly for partner's more pleasure. Despite great importance, his experiments are not welcomed much, however he Masters still finds courage to fight for ideas with his co-workers. He confronts with everybody, including his previous believes, wife and friends.

The idea of show is quite original, since it gives a look at very interesting era of American life. I found the pilot episode very well written, with quite smart dialogs. The acting is great, especially Michael Sheen, who plays very challenging and strange character. Masters is quite complex person, with lots of layers and I guess this makes Sheen's work impressive. He studies sex, but is not any good at it, having significant problems with spouse.

Also, Lizzy Caplan looks impressive as an assistant scientist to Dr. Williams. Generally, I think this show has massive cast, who do act quite good, but there is something that did not work in the first episode. I found it a little long and somehow boring. The problem is that, story does not go quickly at all. Despite writing being acceptably good, this all good things don't work well. The same time, I think critics can love the show, since it's done with great taste.

I make a recommendation to have a look at this original idea. It might capture your attention. But I am sure, it won't become my one of favorites.


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