MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson's couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.
Michael Sheen as William Masters Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson Caitlin FitzGerald as Libby Johnson Nicholas D'Agosto as Ethan Haas Teddy Sears as Dr. Austin Langham Beau Bridges as Barton Scully Allison Janney as Margaret Scully Julianne Nicholson as Dr. Lillian DePaul
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Reviews of the 2nd season:-
Masters Of Sex has emerged from its slumber with an opening salvo of episodes that quietly and deftly unpack that selfsame performance; as its men are compassionately exposed to be charlatans and liars, its women work around the men, picking up the pieces of discarded costumes.
Masters and Johnson's work was all about bringing sex in its infinite varieties out into the open. The psychological richness of Masters of Sex positions it to be a worthy successor to the fast-fading (except in Emmy voters' eyes) Mad Men.
Just when the summer TV landscape was beginning to look a bit bleak, here comes cause for celebration: the return of Sex. And the best news is that this intelligently complex, beautifully shot and performed series comes back in top form, with a perfect match of style to substance that explores Masters' and Johnson's (the equally superb Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) different reactions to his appearance at her doorstep.
Automatically assumed this would be on Sky since it's a new American show but was pleasantly surprised to see it starts on channel 4 in a few weeks. I'm not interested enough to pirate it but I'll definitely be watching it on TV.
Yet again, a very good episode. A 5 month time jump which could be a regular feature considering the length of the story. Good to see some background of the main cast. Apparently the next 2 eps are the best of the opening 6.