Very good return, great to have another quality show on TV (other than Rectify). A lot of quality scenes with very good performances from all. A slight concern that it might be a bit similar to the first season but the study being known about may introduce new possibilities. Shame about the surely record-breaking amount of cast changes due to other shows etc.
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.
It was excellent, though it taking place during the duration of a boxing match didn't sit well with me. They got a hell of a lot done in about 11 rounds of boxing, which is about half an hour. Poetic license and all that of course, but it bothered me.
Good episode this week, maybe slightly too many stories at once but some great scenes nevertheless. Power struggles seemed to be the themes of the week. Nice to see Sarah Silverman and Courtney B. Vance join the cast, they made a good first impression.
[iup=3540216]Skippy[/iup] wrote:YES! Also good to have Chalky on board, I think beforehand it was just me and MM watching
Have to say I'm puzzled at its unpopularity with hardly any GRcaders watching it and it being moved to More4. It's by far the best show of the summer with great performances across the board and has nudity in it.