THE PLOT THUS FAR
Masters of Sex stars Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan, who portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson and the effect their research had on the family and colleagues around them. Their study ignited a sexual revolution and took them from a Midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Also starring Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears and Nicholas D’Agosto. Guest Starring two-time Golden Globe® winner Beau Bridges.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“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.
The DVD comes with a commentary track for the pilot, featurettes and deleted scenes as the special features. The A/V Quality is typical for standard definition. The transfer is flat with little punch-up. But, the Dolby 5.1 track kicks up where needed. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 06/24/2014