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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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...  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
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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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As the late '60s become the early '70s, the world and our characters are all about revolution. (season 4) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Channel 4 [UK] | Official Site

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29 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Masters & Johnson  »

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Teddy Sears, Finn Wittrock, Danny Huston, and Eve Gordon all appeared on the show American Horror Story (2011). 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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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.


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