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Masters of Sex: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Seductive and nuanced, Masters of Sex features smart performances, deft direction, and impeccable period decor.


Air date: Sep 29, 2013
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The lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson are depicted in this critically acclaimed drama. Season 1 begins with Masters (Michael Sheen), a successful gynecologist at Washington University in St Louis, conducting a secret study of human sexuality. Soon, he meets Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), a former nightclub singer who is now part of the hospital secretarial staff. He enlists her help with his study, and she quickly proves to be an asset to Masters's work. Together, … More

Genre: Drama
Network: Showtime
Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2013
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Michael Sheen
as William Masters
Lizzy Caplan
as Virginia Johnson
Beau Bridges
as Barton Scully
Caitlin FitzGerald
as Libby Masters
Margo Martindale
as Miss Horchow
Nick D'Agosto
as Ethan Haas
Teddy Sears
as Austin Langham
Annaleigh Ashford
as Betty DiMello
Julianne Nicholson
as Dr. Lillian DePaul
Allison Janney
as Margaret Scully
Ann Dowd
as Estabrooks Masters
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Critic Reviews for Masters of Sex: Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23)

Evocative and provocative, this fact-based drama is most invigorating when showing how the findings helped ignite women's lib.

September 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Us Weekly
Top Critic

It's faintly depressing that, half a century after Masters and Johnson helped liberate human sexuality, a TV show about their lives should so often reduce it to the cringeworthy jokes they were trying to free all of us from.

March 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It got better the longer it went on (the show I mean). So far, it's pretty seductive.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…
New Zealand Herald

Like Bill Condon's seriocomic film Kinsey, Masters of Sex takes a sociohistorical perspective on a subject of inherent fascination to us all.

June 26, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Groucho Reviews

I really appreciated how this episode, perhaps more than others, allowed the men of Sex to have a voice as well.

November 25, 2013 | Full Review…
The Loop

In typical Masters of Sex fashion, the transition was as crucial as the incidents that caused the transition in the first place. Is this a great show or what?

November 4, 2013 | Full Review…
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