“Masters of Sex” is the most approachable way to discuss Masters and Johnson outside of a collegiate setting. While I could see how the showrunners worried about the fact that the sex would scare people off, it’s about more than this. It’s about an academic couple finding themselves in a time and area where people didn’t trust academics. Especially when they were targeting a major controversial area. The history of the show takes a back seat, as we start looking at relationships. Showtime is doing amazing shows when they can get white people to realize that they’re more than “Homeland”. Martin Sheen and Lizzy Caplan work well together, as we see marriages begin to dissolve and a new relationship bond together. Hell, Allison Janney and Beau Bridges aren’t getting enough credit for what they bring. So much about the show is lost on people waiting for the boning. There’s such an honest look at the need to form a connection and bond. I can not wait to see what happens in the next season. Mill Creek brings all four seasons together in a way that allows to watch the history of a recent show develop. Plus, it had a solid ending unlike the never-ending rampage of Shameless.


  • NEW Commentary on the Pilot with actors Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, writer Michelle Ashford, & executive producer Sarah Timberman
  • Over 40 minutes of Deleted Scenes
  • Making Masters of Sex
  • A Masterful Portrayal: Michael Sheen as Dr. Masters
  • NEW Ahead of Her Time: Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson
  • NEW The Real Masters: A Conversation with Thomas Maier
  • NEW Surprising Facts About Sex: The Masters’ Great Discoveries
  • The History of Sex
  • NEW The Women of Sex
  • NEW The Men of Sex: Actors’ Roundtable


  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track


  • 94%
    Video - 94%
  • 94%
    Audio - 94%
  • 97%
    Special Features - 97%
  • 93%
    Content Score - 93%

The Plot Thus Far

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair’s relationship isn’t just professional, as it evolves into a three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife, Libby. “Masters of Sex” is based on Thomas Maier’s book of the same name, which profiled the pair.

Popular guest stars include Annaleigh Ashford, Teddy Sears, Camryn Manheim, Rich Sommer, Barry Watson, Tate Donovan, Barry Bostwick, Peri Gilpin, Greg Grunberg, Josh Charles, Sterling K. Brown, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Sara Silverman and more!

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